DePaul's Tucker Earns Big East Rookie of Week

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Syracuse forward Paul Harris and DePaul forward Dar Tucker are the recipients of the BIG EAST Conference's weekly basketball honors for their efforts in the week-ending Dec. 30.

Harris was chosen as BIG EAST Player of the Week after he had season-highs of 19 points and 15 rebounds for his BIG EAST-leading seventh double-double of the year to pace Syracuse to a 95-74 win against Northeastern. The win extended the Orange's winning streak to four games. Harris also had seven assists and four steals in the win.

Darquavis Tucker, meanwhile, was tabbed as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week. He had 18 points and a team-high seven rebounds to go with three assists and two steals to lead DePaul to a 70-64 road win against Detroit. Despite starting just three games, Tucker is the Blue Demons' second leading scorer with 13.6 ppg.

Monday's schedule sees four BIG EAST teams competing in afternoon matinees on their home courts. Notre Dame looks for its 28th straight home win when the Irish face North Florida, while Seton Hall entertains Delaware State. Georgetown welcomes Fordham to the MCI Center, while Providence hosts Saint Peter's at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

BIG EAST Honor Roll

Jerome Dyson, Connecticut, G, So.

Scored 23 points with five rebounds and three steals in an 85-82 road win against Central Florida.

Terrence Williams, Louisville, F, Jr.

Averaged 19.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists, shooting 55.6 percent from the field in wins against Morehead State and Iona.

Rob Kurz, Notre Dame, F, Sr.

Registered his third double-double of the season with a 15-point, 11-rebound effort in an 87-54 win against Brown.

JR Inman, Rutgers, F, Jr.

Enjoyed his fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 73-67 win against Manhattan.

Kentrell Gransberry, USF, C, Sr.

Had his sixth double-double of the year, scoring 21 points with 14 rebounds in an 87-48 win against Winston-Salem State.

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