January 17, 2011

Conley Earns Weekly Conference Award for Men’s Hoop

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – University of New Hampshire men's basketball senior guard Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) was named America East Co-Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 16, the conference announced Monday.

Conley averaged 23.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block per game during the week as he shot 38 percent (15-40) from the floor, 35 percent (9-26) from behind the arc and 80 percent (8-10) from the line to earn his first career Player of the Week honor, as well as UNH's first of the season.

Conley's career night helped the Wildcats erase a 16-point deficit and capture their first conference victory of the season with a 57-54 win against Hartford on Jan. 11. Conley poured in a career-high 33 points on 10 of 16 shooting, including 6 of 10 from behind the arc, and was also 7 of 8 from the free throw line. The co-captain added five rebounds, two steals and a block as he played all 40 minutes. The 33 points are the most in America East this season, the eighth most points ever scored in a single game by a Wildcat and also the most points by a 'Cat since Nov. 25, 2000 when Austin Ganly netted 34 at Dartmouth

Conley then scored a game-high 14 points in a 64-60 double-overtime loss at Stony Brook on Jan. 15. He added three boards, two steals and a block in a career-most 48 minutes.

Conley, who shared the award with Boston University's John Holland, currently ranks eighth in the conference in scoring at 14.1 ppg. He is also third in steals per game (1.5), sixth in both 3-point field goals made per game (2.2) and minutes played per game (34.4) and 10th in blocked shots per game (0.9).

Conley and the Wildcats return to action Thursday, Jan. 20 (7 p.m.), against the University of Vermont at Lundholm Gymnasium. For tickets, visit www.UNHWildcats.com or call (603) 862-4000 x5.

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