CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University junior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) continued his amazing run through the 2013-14 season earning his seventh Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week award after shooting 63 percent from the field during the week ending Feb. 17, it was announced by the league office late Thursday. Karp hit the 30-point mark for the third time this season in a 110-75 victory over Holy Cross College (Ind.) last Saturday and finished the week averaging 25.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game.
Earlier in the week, Karp registered 20 points and seven rebounds in a 95-47 thumping of Purdue University-North Central (Ind.) on Wednesday. In Saturday's game, Karp shot 9-of-13 from the field and was 12-of-13 from the foul line en route to his 30-point performance. In the same game, he also totaled six rebounds and four steals. For the week, Karp converted 17 of his 27 field goal attempts and was 14-of-18 (.778) from the charity stripe. The two wins to close out the conference season extended Saint Xavier's winning streak to 15 games and locked up sole possession of second place in the league at 22-2. Overall, the Cougars finished the regular season at 26-4 and earned the No. 2 seed for this week's CCAC Tournament.
Saint Xavier (27-4 overall/22-2 CCAC) heads up to Milwaukee, Wis., this evening for a CCAC Tournament semifinals match-up against No. 3 seed Indiana University-South Bend (IUSB) on the campus of Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.). The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.