BOSTON – Vermont returned to action last week and extended its win streak to seven games with a sweep of Stony Brook. With the two wins, the Catamounts joined UMBC atop the league standings at 9-3.
In the other series that took place over the weekend, Albany and UMass Lowell played to a split as did Hartford and NJIT
A battle between the league’s top two teams takes place this week as Vermont and UMBC, winner of five in a row, square off in Baltimore on Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s matchups will air on ESPNU at 7 p.m. Also in scheduled games this weekend, UNH visits UMass Lowell in a single game on Saturday while Binghamton hosts NJIT and Stony Brook visit UAlbany in weekend matchups.
On Sunday, the conference announced the tentative schedule for the rest of the regular season, which extends through Feb. 28. Any schedule changes will be announced on Twitter @AEHoopsNews.
The conference announced on Jan. 25 a unique format for the 2021 #AEPlayoffs that will be played over two weeks. Details
Here are the week #12 men’s basketball awards for the 2020-21 season:
Player of the Week
Stef Smith, Vermont – Sr., Guard, Ajax, Ontario
- Averaged 18.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.5 steals in a perfect 2-0 week for Vermont.
- Shot 54 percent from the floor (13-for-24).
- Scored 22 points in Saturday’s win and had 15 points, seven rebounds, and four assists in Sunday’s win.
- This is Smith’s first career #AEHoops Player of the Week honor.
Rookie of the Week
Thomas Webley, Hartford – Fr., Forward, Christchurch, New Zealand
- Averaged 7.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Hartford.
- Shot 71 percent from the floor.
- Matched his career-high with 10 points on Saturday vs. NJIT and added a career-best eight rebounds.
- This is Webley’s third #AEHoops Rookie of the Week honor of the season (12/7).
Weekly Award Winners
Nov. 30 – Player of the Week: Obadiah Noel, UMass Lowell; Rookie of the Week: Blondeau Tchoukuiengo, New Hampshire
Dec. 7 – Player of the Week: Austin Williams, Hartford; Rookie of the Week: Thomas Webley, Hartford
Dec. 14 – Player of the Week: Daniel Akin, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Not awarded
Dec. 22 – Player of the Week: Brandon Horvath, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Not awarded
Dec. 28 – Player of the Week: Jayden Martinez, New Hampshire; Rookie of the Week: Nick Johnson, New Hampshire
Jan. 4 – Player of the Week: Traci Carter, Hartford; Rookie of the Week: Anthony Blunt, UMass Lowell
Jan. 11 – Player of the Week: Ryan Davis, Vermont; Rookie of the Week: Blondeau Tchoukuiengo, New Hampshire
Jan. 19 – Player of the Week: Obadiah Noel, UMass Lowell; Rookie of the Week: Nick Johnson, New Hampshire
Jan. 25 – Player of the Week: Jaden Sayles, Stony Brook; Rookie of the Week: Nick Johnson, New Hampshire
Feb. 2 – Player of the Week: Zach Cooks, NJIT; Rookie of the Week: Blondeau Tchoukuiengo, New Hampshire
Feb. 9 – Player of the Week: R.J. Eytle-Rock, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Nick Johnson, New Hampshire
Feb. 15 – Player of the Week: Stef Smith, Vermont; Rookie of the Week: Thomas Webley, Hartford
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