In earning the award for the second time in his career, Lawal scored 21 points in each of Georgia Tech’s two games last week. In Saturday’s 71-67 victory over No. 5 Duke, Lawal had 21 points and nine rebounds and was 8-for-9 from the floor and 5-for-6 from the foul line.
The Norcross, Ga., native scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, went 4-for-4 from the free throw line, and his last field goal gave the Yellow Jackets a 64-60 cushion with 1:01 left. Earlier in the week, Lawal had 21 points with six rebounds in a 73-66 loss at Georgia.
Scott had 10 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal to help Miami win its seventh-straight game and get off to its best start in 50 years with a 67-66 win over Wake Forest on Saturday.
Scott scored eight of his 10 points in the second half – including hitting a pivotal jumper with 4:06 to go to put the Hurricanes back in the lead 63-62.
It was his sixth double-figure scoring effort of the season. The New York freshman ranks seventh in the ACC in assists per game (4.4) and third in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.15:1)