Final Men’s #AEHoops Honors Bestowed with Playoffs Set to Start

Final Men’s #AEHoops Honors Bestowed with Playoffs Set to Start

BOSTON – The 2020-21 men’s #AEHoops regular season wrapped up on Sunday and the page turns to the 2021 Hercules Tires #AEPlayoffs.

UMBC is the top seed for just the second time in league history after earning a series split with Vermont. The two programs shared the regular-season title, the first time two teams have shared the crown since the 2008-09 campaign.

Elsewhere over the weekend, Binghamton earned its first sweep of the season taking both games from NJIT. Also, UAlbany and Stony Brook split its set while New Hampshire took a single game from UMass Lowell.

The playoffs are set to start on Saturday with pod play hosted by New Hampshire and Hartford. Check out the full details and visit Playoffs Central for complete tournament information.

Here are the week #13 men’s basketball awards for the 2020-21 season:

Player of the Week
Dan Petcash, Binghamton – So., Guard, Pittsburgh, Pa.

  • Averaged 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists to lead Binghamton to a sweep of NJIT.
  • Shot 58 percent from the floor (11-for-19).
  • This is Petcash’s first career #AEHoops Player of the Week honor.

Rookie of the Week
Blondeau Tchoukuiegno, New Hampshire – R-Fr., Guard, Montreal, Quebec

  • Scored a career-high 19 points and added four assists in UNH’s win over UMass Lowell on Saturday.
  • The win secured the #AEPlayoffs #3 seed for UNH, its best since 1995.
  • This is Tchoukuiegno’s fourth #AEHoops Rookie of the Week honor of the season (11/30, 1/11, 2/2).

Weekly Award Winners
Nov. 30 – Player of the Week: Obadiah Noel, UMass Lowell;  Rookie of the Week: Blondeau Tchoukuiegno, 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 Tchoukuiegno, 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 Tchoukuiegno, 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
Feb. 22 – Player of the Week: Dan Petcash, Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Blondeau Tchoukuiegno, New Hampshire

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