All due respect to Grambling's Brion Rush
and Josh Hinz
of Beloit (he's D3-ineligible) - but we're not about gaudy stats around here, just the solid performances that win ballgames. The Big Freak is our first three-time winner of the BOTD award, and it's for his third 35+ performance of the season. The Wooden Award mid-season All-American
dropped a couple of old-fashioned three-point plays right before halftime to kill a New Mexico State run, and his 71% floor performance (along with some key freebies by a rare 6-11 guy who hits 83% FT) helped keep the Aggies at bay and secure a WAC road W. The Pack have now won four straight after splitting its first six conference games, and are a half-game out of one-seed position.