CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University junior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) continued his hot tear averaging a double-double in another perfect 3-0 week for the NAIA's No. 23 ranked Cougars to earn his fourth straight Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week award and his fifth in six weeks. In the five weeks that Karp has earned the honor, he has averaged 24.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game, while connecting on 61.9 percent of his shots from the field over 13 games. During the most recent seven-day stretch, Karp averaged 23.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists, while shooting a blazing .683 (28-of-41) from the field.
Karp opened the week with 23 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in a 68-58 victory over Indiana University-South Bend (IUSB) last Tuesday. That was followed by an 18-point, nine-rebound and five-assist performance in an 81-64 road win over Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) on Thursday. In those two games combined, Karp connected on 18 of his 25 field goal attempts (72 percent). He then exploded for 29 points, 19 rebounds, four steals and three assists to close out the week with an 88-65 victory over Roosevelt University (Ill.) Saturday.
Saint Xavier (17-4 overall, 13-2 CCAC) is currently riding a six-game win streak and has also won 14 of its last 15 contests heading into tomorrow night's home match-up with conference foe Trinity Christian College (Ill.). The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at the Shannon Center in Chicago.