MAC Men’s Basketball East Division Player of the Week
Noah Robotham, Akron, Guard
Junior, Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman)
Robotham scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Akron Zips to their 23rd straight victory at James A. Rhodes Arena, defeating Marshall 99-88. Robotham only missed one shot in Akron's lone game of the week and was a perfect 5-of-5 from beyond the 3-point arc in the first half. In 34 minutes of play, Robotham shot 6-of-7 (.857) from long distance and 8-of-9 from the field (.889). In addition, he made five trips to charity stripe and drained all five attempts. Robotham also contributed four assists and three rebounds.
MAC Men’s Basketball West Division Player of the Week
Jonathan Williams, Toledo, Guard
Senior, Southfield, MI (Southfield-Lathrup)
Williams scored a team-high 24 points to lead Toledo to a 78-56 victory over Southeastern Louisiana in its lone game of the week. In addition to scoring 20 or more points for a fourth straight game, Williams collected five rebounds and four assists and didn't commit any turnovers in 33 minutes of action. Williams converted eight of his 14 field-goal attempts and was a perfect 2-of-2 from behind the three-point arc.
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Desmond Ridenour, Kent State, Guard
Juior, Cleveland, Ohio
Ridenour put forth one of his best efforts of the season Sunday in a near comeback effort against Wright State. He scored 15 points on an efficient 6-for-11 shooting. He also secured five rebounds, two on the offensive end. The Golden Flashes had a 12-0 run late in the game that nearly erased a 17-point deficit, in which Ridenour led the way with five points during the stretch.
Antonio Campbell, Ohio, Forward
Senior, Cincinnati, Ohio (Holy Cross)
Campbell helped the Ohio men's basketball team (7-2) pick up a pair of victories over Horizon League foes last week at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio, averaging a team-high 16.5 points and 8.0 rebounds and ranked second on the squad with 1.0 blocks per game. Campbell recorded his third-straight double-double and fourth of the season in a 71-69 win over Milwaukee last Wednesday (Dec. 14), finishing with a game-high 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 27 minutes while shooting 9-of-18 from the field. He has now tallied 30 career double-doubles. Campbell then led the way for the Bobcats with a game-high 14 points in 25 minutes of action in a 71-53 triumph over Cleveland State on Saturday (Dec. 17), marking his ninth double-digit scoring effort of the season and fifth in a row. He also contributed six boards to tie for the team lead.
Tucker Haymond, Western Michigan, Guard/Forward
Senior, Seattle, Wash.
Haymond scored a career-high 28 points playing in his hometown of Seattle as the Broncos battled the University of Washington Sunday night. Haymond scored nine of Western Michigan's first 11 points on 3-pointers, and finished with a career high seven 3-pointers. Haymond doubled his season 3-pointer total with his first three shots -- he was a combined 3-for-18 on 3-pointers this season entering the game. After Washington took a double-digit lead in the first half, Haymond had another run where he scored 10-straight points for Western Michigan to help pull WMU within one at the break, 49-48. Twenty of his 28 points came in the first half. He shot 9-for-15 (60%) from the field and was 7-for-10 (70%) from three-point range. He also added three rebounds and a steal. The 28 points are the most scored by a Bronco this season.