Men's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 2, 2006
Joliet, Ill. - For the second straight week, Saint Xavier University senior forward Jabari Saunders (Joliet, Ill./Township West) was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week by the league office for his impressive performances in SXU's two conference wins last week. Saunders averaged 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals to help lead the Cougars to big CCAC wins over University of St. Francis-Ill. (91-71) and Olivet Nazarene University (70-66).
In last Wednesday's (Jan. 25) victory over USF, Saunders scored 13 points and also finished with six rebounds and four assists. In Saturday's (Jan. 28) win over ONU, he seemed unstoppable scoring a game-high 23 points to go along with his eight rebounds and two blocked shots. SXU (16-8 overall, 4-2 CCAC) continues its conference schedule with a home game on Saturday, February 4, against Purdue University-Calumet (Ind.). Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m.