MAC East Division Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Justin Greene, Kent State, Forward
Junior, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Lincoln)
Justin Greene recorded his fifth double-double of the year with 21 points and 10 rebounds in a come-from-behind win over Youngstown State on Dec. 21. After Kent State trailed by as many as 12 in the first half, Greene scored 15 of his team-high 21 in the second half as the Golden Flashes held a 29-10 advantage on the scoreboard in the final 12 minutes of the game. He also added two steals and a block as Kent State won for the seventh time in the last nine games. Greene is the only MAC player this season ranked top five in points (4th), rebounds (3rd) and blocked shots (5th).
MAC West Division Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Brandon Bowdry, Eastern Michigan, Forward
Senior, St. Louis, Mo.-Taylor (Mich.) Truman H.S.
Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Lou Henson Tournament, Dec. 20-21, hosted by Oakland University. Scored 46 points with 24 rebounds in two games. Recorded two double-doubles with 24 points and 10 rebounds in a 74-67 loss to eventual tournament champion Valparaiso and scored 22 with 14 rebounds in an 82-63 win over Rochester College in the third-place game. Made 13-of-21 field goals (61.9 %) and connected on 19-of-21 free throws (90.5 %) in the two games
This Week's Other Nominees
Randy Davis, Ball State, Guard
Junior, Plymouth, Ind. (Plymouth)
Junior guard Randy Davis led the Cardinals to a 52-point victory over Mount St. Joseph. Davis fell just shy of a double-double as he scored 14 points and handed out a game-high nine assists. Davis is averaging 10.6 points per game and 6.67 assists per game this year.
Luke Kraus, Bowling Green, Guard
Sophomore, Findlay, Ohio (Findlay )
Luke Kraus scored 15 points, one shy of his career high, as Bowling Green beat Manhattan 70-57 Wednesday. Kraus made 3-of-4 shots, including a pair of three-pointers, in the first half as Bowling Green built a 14-point halftime lead. Kraus sparked the team's best three-point shooting night of the season, making three three-pointers for the game as the Falcons knocked down eight for the game. He added an assist, a steal and a rebound in 26 minutes off the bench.
Matt Stainbrook, Western Michigan, Center
Freshman, Bay Village, Ohio (St. Edwards)
Matt Stainbrook scored in double figures in each of the Broncos' three games at the World Vision Invitational, scoring 10 points in an overtime loss to Troy, 10 points in just 13 minutes against Utah State and a team best 15 points in a win over Idaho State. Stainbrook, who was named to the World Vision Invitational All-Tournament Team, registered his second double-double of the season with 10 rebounds to go along with his 15 points against Idaho State. He was the only Bronco to score in double figures in each game and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line over the last two games of the tournament. The freshman was 14-for-28 from the floor over the three games and 7-for-11 from the free throw line.