Nunnally= Player of the Week
James Nunnally has won his 2nd Big West Player of the Week award after having a huge performance against UNLV and chipping in a solid game in a loss vs. San Diego State. On Wednesday vs. UNLV, Nunnally had 23 points and 7 rebounds. He made all 6 of his free throw attempts and 4 of them came in the final moments of the upset win. Versus SDSU, he had 15 points in the loss.
Player on the Rise
Greg Somogyi has been playing fantastic lately for the 'Chos. In the loss vs. San Diego State, he was a bright spot with 7 points and 8 rebounds.
Clutch Player of the Week
Justin Joyner easily wins this award. Even though you could say Nunnally or Orlando easily, JJ made two huge three pointers vs. UNLV which gave the Gauchos the lead for good.
Big West Breakdown
Right now, the race for the best team in the conference is close. UCSB has beaten Santa Clara and UNLV on the road. Pacific got wins vs. Nevada and UTEP. And finally, the resurgent Anteaters with their new coach are playing well with a 6-5 record. As of now, I would say UCSB is playing the best basketball but top to bottom, it is just as good as last year.