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This Week in WAC Men's Basketball - Nov. 13

This Week in WAC Men's Basketball - Nov. 13

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SEATTLE U'S CARTER NAMED WAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Seattle U junior center Myles Carter has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 5-11. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.

The Chicago native averaged 18.0 points on 62.9 percent shooting, 8.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over three games last week to open the season. Carter recorded a pair of double-doubles to lead Seattle U to a 2-1 record on the week. In the Redhawks' home opening win over Puget Sound, he finished with a 23 points on 76.9 percent shooting and 12 rebounds. He followed it up with a 25-point, 11-rebound effort in a convincing 82-59 victory over Bryant on Sunday. Carter ranks second in the WAC in scoring and third in rebounding.

Other nominees included: Milan Acquaah of California Baptist finished with 22 points, six assists and two rebounds in a win over San Diego Christian ... CSU Bakersfield's Ricky Holden averaged 14.0 points on 75.0 percent shooting and 4.0 assists as the 'Runners went 1-1 on the week ... Anthony Harris of Chicago State averaged 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals over three games ... Grand Canyon's Trey Drechel averaged 16.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 two steals as the Lopes went 1-1 on the week ... Brandon McKissic of Kansas City averaged 13.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals on the week ... NM State's Terrell Brown averaged 12.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in a pair of wins ... Terry Winn of UT Rio Grande Valley averaged 15.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists as the Vaqueros went 1-1 on the week ... Utah Valley's Jake Toolson averaged 17.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists over three games last week.

QUICK HITS
The WAC has four teams ranked in the Top 50 nationally in free throws made – UTRGV (51), Chicago State (48), Grand Canyon (45) and Seattle U (45) ... Seattle U starts the season 2-1 for the first time since 2013-14 and just the second time in its modern-day DI era ... CSU Bakersfield's Ricky Holden did not miss a shot (8-for-8 FGs, 5-for-5 3FGs, 4-for-4 FTs) on the way to a team-high 25 points against Antelope Valley to tie CSUB's Division I record for field goal percentage  ... Grand Canyon had 51 rebounds against Delaware State, the third-most ever recorded in Division I play and just the fifth time they've recorded 50-plus rebounds in a game ... UTRGV sophomore Greg Bowie II scored a career-high 19 points in the season-opener against Texas A&M Commerce ... Seattle U's Morgan Means poured in a career-high 21 points vs. Bryant ... GCU is tied with Purdue for the fourth-most home wins over the past four seasons with 50, trailing only Saint Mary's (54), Oregon (53) and Louisville (51) ... UTRGV fell to Oklahoma 91-76 in front of a crowd of 5,071, just 578 shy of the program record of 5,649 set on Jan. 24, 1981 vs. Lamar.

WAC STAT LEADERS
California Baptist leads the WAC in scoring (87.0), free throw percentage (87.5), three-point field goal percentage (50.0), rebounding defense (28.0), rebounding margin (15.0), blocks (5.0), assists (21.0), assist-turnover ratio (1.9), defensive rebounds (33.0) and three-pointers per game (16.0), while Grand Canyon is tops in field goal percentage defense (38.6), rebounding (46.0) and offensive rebounds (16.0). NM State leads the WAC in scoring defense (61.0) and scoring margin (21.0), while Seattle U is tops in field goal percentage (48.4) and three-point field goal percentage defense (32.8). Kansas City leads the league in steals (10.3) and UT Rio Grande Valley is tops in turnover margin (7.0).

Individually, California Baptist's Milan Acquaah leads the WAC in scoring (22.0), while teammate Dejon Davis is tops in rebounding (11.0) and defensive rebounds (10.0). NM State's Eli Chuha leads the league in field goal percentage (80.0), while CSU Bakersfield's Ricky Holden is tops in three-point percentage (1.000). CBU's Jordan Heading leads the WAC in assists (8.0) and steals (3.0), while teammates Jeremy Smith and Zach Pirog are tops in three-pointers per game (5.0) and blocked shots (4.0), respectively. Holden and NM State's AJ Harris are tied for the lead in assist-turnover ratio (999.0), while Utah Valley's Baylee Steele and Seattle U's Myles Carter are tied for the lead in offensive rebounds (4.0). Meanwhile, Seattle U's Morgan Means and UTRGV's Terry Winn III lead the WAC in minutes per game (34.0).

#SummitVsWAC
After two games, things are tied at 1-1 in The Summit League/WAC Challenge. The Challenge features head-to-head competition between all nine teams. Matchups were set based upon factors including the previous year's achievements, records and RPI rankings, as well as projected rankings in the upcoming season. Those teams with home games in 2018 will play on the road in 2019 and vice versa. In addition, teams won't face the same opponent in back-to-back years.