Temple senior forward Lavoy Allen has been named Big 5 Player of the Week. Allen averaged 18 points, 14.5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks in a 1-1 week for the Owls. He scored 17 points and had 13 rebounds in a loss at top-ranked Duke. He scored 19 points and had 16 rebounds in a win at George Washington. He had three blocks in that victory and became the fifth Temple player to reach 200 career blocked shots.
On the Big 5 men's honor roll:
La Salle senior forward Jerrell Williams, who averaged 13 points in a 1-1 week for the Explorers. In a win over UMass, he had 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Saint Joseph's freshman guard Langston Galloway, who averaged 16.5 points in a 1-1 week for the Hawks. He scored a career-high 27 points in a win over St. Bonaventure, connecting on 8-of-13 from the floor and five three-pointers.
Penn junior guard Zack Rosen, who 17 points and had nine assists in Penn’s 64-54 win over Columbia. Rosen had 22 points in the Quakers’ 74-72 loss to Cornell.
Temple senior guard Qwedia Wallace has been named Big 5 Women’s Player of the Week. Wallace scored 15 points, had six rebounds and had a game-high four steals in the Owls' 52-49 win at Saint Joseph's as they captured the Big 5 title. Wallace scored 22 points in Temple's 73-66 loss to No. 6 Xavier, the first loss for the Owls in 2011. She was 6-of-6 at the line, grabbed nine rebounds and became Temple's all-time leader in career three-pointers with 155.
Temple’s Lavoy Allen was named the Atlantic 10 player of the week, while Saint Joseph’s Langston Galloway and Saint Louis’ Dwayne Evans share rookie honors.
Allen had a monster week as he averaged 18.0 points, 14.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.5 assists as the Owls went 1-1 last week. The senior forward led the Owls in scoring and rebounding in both games en route to his seventh and eighth double-doubles of the season.
Allen shot 55.6 percent from the floor. Against No. 1 Duke in Durham, Allen hit a career-high three 3-pointers while his 13 rebounds were a game-high. On Sunday against George Washington, he posted a season-high 16 rebounds and scored 17 of this 19 points after Temple trailed by as many as 12 against the Colonials at the 7:30 mark of the first half. In the win over GW, Allen recorded his 200th block of his career becoming just the fifth Temple player to reach that milestone.
Galloway averaged 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Saint Joseph’s. The freshman guard capped off the week scoring a career-high 27 points as the Hawks beat St. Bonaventure. Galloway was 8-for-13 from the field against the Bonnies including 5-for-7 from three-point range. He also committed just one turnover in 38 minutes of action. For the week, the Baton Rouge, La., native shot 43.5 percent (10-23) from the floor, 50.0 percent (6-12) from three-point land and was 7-for-8 (87.5%) from the free throw line. Galloway’s 27 points against St. Bonaventure marked his seventh 20-plus point game of the year.