USF PG Collins Earns Rookie of the Week

USF guard Anthony Collins has been named BIG EAST Rookie of the week by the Conference. The Bulls freshman scored a career-high 22 points in Sunday's 56-47 win at Pittsburgh and averaged 16.0 points and 6.5 assists while helping USF go 2-0 the past week. The Bulls have won 4-straight games and are 10-4 in the BIG EAST.

On Monday, the BIG EAST has named USF guard Anthony Collins and Marquette forward Jae Crowder and the winners of the conference's weekly men's basketball for their performances over the past week

Bulls' guard Anthony Collins was chosen as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after he averaged 16.0 points and 6.5 assists while helping USF go 2-0 over the past week, improve to 10-4 in the BIG EAST, and are assured of a winning league record for the first time in seven seasons in the conference.

On Sunday, Collins scored a career-high 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor and had six assists with 2 crucial lat steals in the 56-47 victory at Pittsburgh.

During the 65-51 win against Villanova, Collins scored 10 points and dished out seven assists.

USF has 4 straight conference games, 8-of-9,  and have improved to 17-10 overall and 10-4 in the BIG EAST, the first time they've reached double-digit wins in seven seasons in the conference.

Big East Wkly Conference winners

BIG EAST Player of the Week

JAE CROWDER, Marquette, F, Sr.

BIG EAST Rookie of the Week

ANTHONY COLLINS, USF, G, Fr.

BIG EAST Honor Roll

Dion Dixon, Cincinnati, G, Sr.

Averaged 13.5 points 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 blocks in a 2-0 week. Had 20 points, six boards and five assists in a win against Seton Hall.

Hollis Thompson, Georgetown, F, Jr.

Scored 13 points with 10 rebounds for his second double-double in three games in a win at Providence.

Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Jr.

Averaged 20.0 points and 15.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week. Matched a career high with 22 points to go with a career-best 18 rebounds against Rutgers.

C.J. Fair, Syracuse, F, So.

Averaged 17.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week. Had 21 points with eight rebounds in a win at Rutgers.

Kevin Jones, West Virginia, F, Sr.

Registered his 18th double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds in a win at Pittsburgh.

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