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Antonio Campbell, Ohio
Jr., F, Cincinnati, Ohio (Holy Cross)
Campbell put together a monster week to help the Ohio men's basketball team (16-8, 7-5 MAC) go a perfect 2-0 on the sixth week of 2016 Mid-American Conference play. Campbell averaged a double-double, averaging a team-high 27.0 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. He also averaged a team-high 1.0 blocks per game in addition to averaging 1.0 assists and 0.5 steals per game. He shot a whopping 70.0 percent from the field -- including 6-of-7 (85.7 percent) from three-point range. He also went 6-of-7 (85.7 percent) from the free throw line.
Campbell once again came up huge for the Bobcats in a 72-69 victory over MAC West Division foe Ball State last Tuesday (Feb. 9) at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind., tallying a game-high 26 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. He shot 10-of-14 from the field -- including 2-of-2 from three-point range. He also went 4-of-5 from the free throw line. Campbell also tallied an assist in 37 minutes. Campbell followed that effort up by matching his career high with a team-high 28 points off of 11-of-16 shooting -- including 4-of-5 from three point range -- in a 94-75 blowout win over MAC East Division rival Buffalo in a nationally televised contest last Friday (Feb. 12) at Alumni Arena in Amherst, N.Y. His 11 made field goals and four made treys matched his career highs. He also hauled in a game-high 15 rebounds and recorded a team-high two blocks to go along with an assist and a steal over 27 minutes.
Through 24 games in 2015-16, Campbell leads the team in scoring with 17.0 points per game (fourth in MAC), a 59.0 percent field goal percentage (157-of-266; second in MAC, 24th in NCAA), 6.5 field goals made per game, 11.1 field goals attempted per game, 9.5 rebounds per game (second in MAC, 33rd in NCAA) and 1.6 blocks per game (first in MAC, 88th in NCAA). He also ranks second on the team with 2.7 free throws made per game and 3.5 free throw attempts per game and third with 1.2 three-point field goals made per game and 2.8 three-point field goal attempts per game. Campbell has achieved a team-high 12 double-double (T-20th in NCAA) and 21st of his career.
He has notched two-straight double-doubles and three in his last four games. Campbell has recorded a team-high eight games this year with at least 20 points and nine times in his career. He has scored at least 26 points in the last two games and three times in the last five games. He has reached double figures in scoring 11th games in a row and team-high 21 times this year. He has achieved the feat 41 times in his career. Campbell has totaled double digits in rebounds a team-high 12 times this season and 23 times in his career. He has led the team in scoring a team-high 10 times this year and in rebounding a team-high 19 times this season. Through 12 MAC games, Campbell leads the team with 18.8 points per game, 9.7 rebounds per game and 1.2 blocks per game. Ohio will play three of its next four games at the Convocation Center, beginning with a matchup against MAC West Division foe Eastern Michigan (13-12, 5-7 MAC) on Tuesday (Feb. 16). Tip time is slated for 7 p.m. ET
James Thompson IV, Eastern Michigan
Fr., Center, Baton Rouge, La. (Parkview Baptist)
Thompson helped the Eagles to a pair of victories over Central Michigan and Kent State last weekend, averaging 19.5 points and 17 rebounds over the two-game span. The Baton Rouge, La. native was remarkably consistent, notching very similar stat lines. Against Central Michigan, his final stat line stood at 19 points and 15 rebounds, while against Kent State, he finished with 20 points and grabbed a career-best 19 total rebounds. Overall, he shot 57.7 percent (15-of-26) from the floor, playing nearly 40 minutes in each game. Of his 34 total rebounds, 17 of them came on the offensive end, providing solid second-chance opportunities. The freshman also picked up his 15th and 16th double-doubles of the season, which leads the MAC. In addition, Thompson surpassed his teammate, Raven Lee, for the all-time scoring record for a freshman when he notched the 20 points versus Kent State.