Joliet, Ill. - A career-high 42-point performance as part of his fourth double-double of the season has landed Saint Xavier University senior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) his second Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor in four weeks it was announced Tuesday afternoon. Karp, who also gained the distinction back on Nov. 26, shot a blistering .750 from the field (15-of-20), while converting 11 of 15 free throws (.733) in a dominating 96-77 upset of No. 8-ranked Robert Morris University on the road Saturday. He also hauled in 13 rebounds, while producing three assists and one steal in the contest for the No. 10-ranked Cougars.
Karp currently ranks in the top five in the nation in both scoring and steals. He sits second in both total steals (39) and steals per game (3.5), while ranking third in points per game (27.6) and fourth in total scoring (304 points). His .616 field goal percentage ranks 14th in the nation. The contest was the only game of the week for SXU, which is 9-2 overall and 3-1 in league play.
Saint Xavier (9-2 overall/3-1 CCAC) continues conference play on Thursday, Dec. 19, with a road game against Roosevelt University. The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start at the Goodman Center in Chicago. The Lakers are receiving votes in the latest NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Top 25 Poll.