Feb. 11, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas -- College Sports Madness has named UT Arlington forward Kevin Butler Madness WAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his exceptional performance during the past week’s action.
Butler averaged 19 points on 50-percent shooting (14-28) as UT Arlington swept a two-game homestand against WAC rivals Texas State and UTSA. Butler opened the week with a season-high 21 points in the 75-50 victory over the Bobcats on Thursday. He made 7-14 shots, including a season-best four 3-pointers on seven attempts.
He followed that up with a team-high 17 points in the 68-83 win over the Roadrunners. Butler was 7-14 from the floor again, including 2-6 from downtown. Butler came into the week averaging 9.2 points. He upped his scoring average to a team-leading 10.8.
The Mavericks are 12-9 overall and 6-5 in the WAC. UT Arlington returns to action Thursday at Idaho.
College Sports Madness identifies the players who have made the greatest impact to their team from each conference and on a national basis each Monday. The Men’s Basketball players who have achieved national honors for this past week were:
National Player of the Week: Virginia guard Joe Harris
High-Major Player of the Week: UCF guard Isaiah Sykes
Mid-Major Player of the Week: Marist center Adam Kemp
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