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Men's Basketball Weekly Award Winners: Week 12

UMass Dartmouth's Jake Ashworth - LEC Rookie of the Week

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Brandon Williams, Jr. (Dorchester, Mass.), Sophomore, Guard, UMass Dartmouth

Williams was named LEC Player of the Week for the first time this season after averaging 19.5 points, six rebounds and six assists per game per game in a 1-1 week for the Corsairs, which included a 101-99 upset victory over 10th-ranked Eastern Connecticut, which was previously unbeaten in conference play. He poured in 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field to go with eight rebounds and seven assists in the win over the Warriors, and scored what proved to be the game-winning layup with 20 seconds to go in overtime. 

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK - Jake Ashworth (Fairhaven, Mass.), Freshman, Guard, UMass Dartmouth

Ashworth was named LEC Rookie of the Week for the third time this season after averaging 22.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in a 1-1 week for the Corsairs, which included a 101-99 upset victory over 10th-ranked Eastern Connecticut, which was previously unbeaten in conference play. Ashworth poured in a career-high 31 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field with four threes and a 9-for-10 performance at the free throw line in the win over the Warriors, which also saw him grab seven rebounds and dish out three assists. He scored 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field with a pair of threes in a 79-75 setback at UMass Boston to start the week.