Nick Falzerano

Bearcats forward Gary Clark earns American Athletic Conference Player of the Week

The Cincinnati Bearcats moved to 23rd in the AP Top 25 poll and it was due to a large part in the game junior forward Gary Clark had against the Marshall Thundering Herd last Thursday. On Monday Clark was awarded the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

The Cincinnati Bearcats only played one game last week before Christmas and they took care of business in an overtime thriller versus the Marshall Thundering Herd at Fifth Third Arena last Thursday night. The Bearcats won 93-91 in OT on a Troy Caupain floater with .07 seconds left in the game. Games like that last year this team would've loss, but this year they have won two tough games in the waiting seconds (Iowa State on the road and Marshall).

This team plays tough and Monday junior forward Gary Clark earned American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his dominate performance against Marshall. Clark scored a career high 26 points on 12 of 15 from the fieild (1 three), 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks.

He is averaging 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game. Putting the junior at fourth in scoring on team, second in rebounding, fourth in steals and tied for first in blocks (on the team).

The Bearcats are now 10-2 overall and start AAC play on Wednesday against Temple on the road.


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