Villanova junior guard Maalik Wayns and Penn senior guard Tyler Bernardini have been named Big 5 co-players of the week.
Wayns scored 25 points and had seven assists in a win over Seton Hall and had 28 points in a win at St. John’s. Bernardini scored 24 points and had six rebounds in the Quakers’ win over Saint Joseph’s.
On the men’s honor roll:
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Saint Joseph’s sophomore guard Langston Galloway was named Big 5 player of the week.
Galloway scored 20 points, had six assists and three rebounds as the Hawks defeated visiting Villanova, 74-58, on Saturday night.
On the Big 5 men’s honor roll is Temple junior guard Khalif Wyatt, who scored a season-high 24 points in a loss at Texas.
La Salle redshirt freshman Matt Lopez has been granted a release from his scholarship and plans to transfer.
Lopez, a 7-foot, 235-pounder from Washington Township High, appeared in nine games this season.
"Matt and I have a great relationship and we have talked openly about many things. He specifically was interested in going to a new area," Explorers coach Dr. John Giannini said in a statement. "I totally support Matt's reasons for taking a new path. He is a great person, a good student and helped our team a lot. He leaves La Salle in a very positive way."