In earning the award for the first time this season, Booker averaged 30.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots as the Tigers finished the week 1-1. In Wednesday's 82-72 loss to UNC Charlotte, Booker had 11 rebounds and four blocked shots and hit on 10-of-14 from the floor and 11-of-15 from the free throw line en route to a career high 32 points.
In Saturday's 97-85 double overtime victory over Florida State, the Whitmire, S.C., sophomore made 10-of-12 from the floor and finished with 29 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots. On the week, Booker made 20-of-26 from the floor (.769), including four-of-five from three-point range (.800).
In earning the rookie award for the second time this season, Allen had 17 points, nine rebounds, five steals, three blocked shots and made the game-winning free throw with 12.4 seconds left to play as Virginia Tech posted a 67-66 come-from-behind victory over visiting Maryland. On the week, the Washington, D.C., freshman averaged 13.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals, 2.5 blocked shots and 2.0 assists as the Hokies won twice.
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