CHICAGO - After a week off on the awards circuit, Saint Xavier University junior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) is back as the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the seven-day period ending Jan. 27 when it was announced by the league office on Tuesday morning. Karp, who earned the honor for the sixth time this year, posted one of his best all-around games this season when the Cougars defeated Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.), 100-64, this past Saturday.
In the contest, Karp landed his 10th double-double of the year with his 26 points and 12 rebounds, while also authoring four steals, three assists and two blocks. Karp shot .571 from the field (8-of-14) and .818 from the foul line (9-of-11) in the game. For the season, Karp ranks in the top three in the league in no fewer than four categories topped by his conference-leading 9.1 rebounds per game. He also ranks second in scoring (23.0 ppg) and field goal percentage (.585) as well as third in steals per game (2.3). Nationally, Karp is currently ranked sixth in the NAIA in scoring. SXU's win over Calumet St. Joseph was the ninth in a row for the Cougars, who have also won 17 of their last 18 games.
Saint Xavier (20-4 overall/16-2 CCAC) heads up north to Elgin, Ill., on Wednesday, January 30, for a conference match-up with Judson University (Ill.). The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. tip.