Joliet, Ill. - Tallying no less than 24 points in a pair of league games and shooting nearly 59 percent (20-of-34) from the field combined, Saint Xavier University senior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) has been named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the seven-day period ending Feb. 9 when it was announced by the league office Tuesday morning. Karp, who has now earned the recognition six times this season, averaged 25.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game in victories over Purdue University-Calumet (Ind.) and Judson University (Ill.).
Karp opened the week scoring 24 points to go along with six assists and five steals in a 90-61 win over Purdue-Calumet last Wednesday. Then, on Saturday, he hit for 26 points with six rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block in the Cougars' 94-43 victory over Judson. Karp ranks among the top seven players in the nation in three categories highlighted by his 26.3 scoring average, which places him fifth. He also rates sixth-best in steals (2.6 per game) and seventh in field-goal percentage (.619).
Saint Xavier ranks fifth in the nation with an overall record of 23-3. In league play, the Cougars are 13-2. SXU hosts No. 21 ranked Robert Morris University (Ill.) in a big CCAC showdown at the Shannon Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start on Bob Hallberg Court.