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Eastern Connecticut's Tarchee Brown Named to Team of the Week

Eastern Connecticut's Tarchee Brown, Team of the Week Team of the Week | Release Courtesy of Eastern Connecticut Athletics

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Following his selection Monday as Little East Conference men's basketball Player-of-the-Week for the second time this year, Eastern Connecticut State University senior Tarchee Brown (Rockville, Conn.) has been selected to the Team-of-the-Week released today. At No. 25, the Warriors also remained ranked nationally in the third weekly Top 25 poll.

In a 2-1 week, the 6-foot-3 inch guard/forward averaged 25.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals for the once-beaten (8-1, 2-0 LEC) Warriors.  When the Warriors won their 32nd consecutive LEC regular-season home game Saturday in a 107-55 win over Plymouth State, Brown led all players in the game in points (28), rebounds (9), assists (8) and steals (4) despite being lifted with 11 minutes remaining. Brown was 11-of-16 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the foul line. He scored15 points in the first 13 minutes, equaling Plymouth's team total at that point. Of Eastern's first 17 field goals, Brown either scored or set up a basket with a rebound, steal and/or assist on ten of them to spark the Warriors to a 22-point lead with seven minutes left in the first half.

Joining Brown on the five-person Team-of-the-Week were guards Justin Cooper of SUNY Cortland and Mikey Pettway of Western New England University, both juniors, and senior front court players Justin Webster of Adrian College and Patrick MacDonald of SUNY Maritime.

Eastern opened the season ranked No. 24 with a 5-0 record and jumped four spots Dec. 4 with a 6-0 record.

In a home loss to WPI at mid-week, Brown had a season-high 32 points with eight rebounds, sinking 11 of 21 field goals and 7-of-10 free throws with no turnovers in 40 minutes.

Brown, who needs 71 points to become the program's all-time leading scorer, leads the LEC in scoring (23.3 ppg.), is sixth in field goal percentage (55.8) and assists (3.4) and tied for eighth in steals (1.7).