CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University junior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) had a busy week missing out on back-to-back double-doubles by just a single rebound and moving into SXU's top-10 scoring list, while averaging 25.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest and shooting .655 from the field (19-of-29) in two games for the Cougars. Those feats also catapulted Karp to the top of the weekly honor roll earning him Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors for the seven-day period ending December 9. Karp's performances led the Cougars to a perfect 2-0 week with victories over rival University of St. Francis (93-68) last Wednesday and Purdue University-Calumet (76-61) on Saturday.
Karp opened the week with 22 points, nine rebounds and three steals against St. Francis, where he also converted 10 of his 16 shots from the field. Three days later, he nailed 9-of-13 shots from the field, including a perfect 8-for-8 from inside the three-point arc, and 9-of-12 free throws en route to a 28-point, 10-rebound outing against Purdue-Calumet. He also tacked on two assists, two blocks and a steal for good measure. The 28-point output enabled Karp to surpass the 1,500-point milestone moving him into the top-10 on Saint Xavier's all-time career scoring list with 1,525 points. The Cougars kept their lock on second place in the conference standings with the two wins. At 7-2 in league play, the Cougars sit two games behind frontrunner and NAIA No. 1-ranked Cardinal Stritch University (12-0, 9-0).
Saint Xavier (7-3 overall/7-2 CCAC) continues regular season play on Tuesday, December 18, with a home game against conference foe Trinity International University (Ill.). The game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. at the Shannon Center in Chicago.