Thursday, January 8, 2009

ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK LOSES GAME TO BRAINIACS

Boston College's Tyrese Rice has been named ACC Player of the Week, while Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors. In the Eagles' 85-78 win over top-ranked North Carolina Sunday, Rice capped off an outstanding week, scoring a game-high 25 points and handing out eight assists. The Richmond, Va., senior hit on seven-of-13 from the field and nine-of-10 from the free throw line as Boston College ran its overall record to 13-2 with the win. On the week, Rice averaged 21.3 points, 8.3 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals as the Eagles posted three wins.

In earning the rookie award for the second time this season, Aminu averaged 16.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots in wins over Radford and Brigham Young. The Norcross, Ga., product made 12-of-23 from the floor (.522) and seven-of-10 from the free throw line (.700) in the two games. In Saturday's 94-87 win at Brigham Young, which snapped the Cougars' 53-game home court winning streak, Aminu had 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots.

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer and AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

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