Men's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 24, 2006
Joliet, Ill. - Saint Xavier University senior forward Jabari Saunders (Joliet, Ill./Township West) was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week Wednesday by the league office for his impressive performances in SXU's two conference games last week. Saunders averaged 17.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.0 steals to help lead the Cougars in an 77-47 victory over Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and in last Saturday's heart-breaking 102-99 loss to No. 4 ranked Robert Morris College (Ill.).
In Wednesday's (Jan. 18) victory over IIT, Saunders scored 11 points and also finished with eight rebounds and four steals. In Saturday's (Jan. 21) loss to RMC, he was tough for the Eagles to stop scoring a team-high 23 points to go along with his nine rebounds and game-high eight assists. SXU (13-8 overall, 1-2 CCAC) will continue its season at home against CCAC rival University of St. Francis (Ill.) on Wednesday, January 25, at the Shannon Center in Chicago. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.