- National Teams
We take a look at how the top Brits are getting on in NCAA Division 1 in Week 3 of the college basketball season.
Ryan Martin | Tennessee State | Senior | Forward
Ryan Martin had a dominant week for the Golden Eagles with two double-doubles in the process of helping his side to four consecutive victories – earning him the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Newcomer of the Week award.
— Tennessee Tech (@TTUGoldenEagles) November 30, 2015
His most impressive performance came in the most recent win after going 9-of-11 from the line in a 18-point display along with a career-high 14 rebounds to lead Tech past East Tennessee State 63-61. Prior to that, Martin led the Golden Eagles to three wins in as many days.
In what was his first career double-double, Martin contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds to an 85-72 victory over Robert Morris on Friday before scoring 11 points without missing a shot from the field (4-4) in 13 minutes of a comfortable 91-66 win against UC Clermont the next day.
Martin then scored 15 points and added nine rebounds as well as two blocks in a convincing 101-64 success over Mississippi Valley State to make it a successful weekend with three victories.
Grant Fiorentinos had 17 and 18 point games respectively coming off the bench for SIU Edwardsville, but they would fall to three straight losses in the week to drop to 1-2 for the season. Meanwhile, Teddy Okereafor scored 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range as Rider were beaten 61-73 by Saint Peter’s in their opening Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) encounter.
Senior guard Alex Young became UC Irvine’s 25th player to pass 1,000 career points after scoring nine points and adding five assists in a 56-75 defeat against Evansville. Young also had a 10-4-4 stat-line in an 80-67 win over Boston College as the Anteaters finished sixth in the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy with a 1-2 record. Also, Luke Nelson had dished out a career-high 10 assists to go with seven points in the victory, before going 0-9 from the field in the following defeat.
— UCI M Basketball (@UCImbb) November 29, 2015
Ben Lawson had six points including a perfect 4/4 from the line in an in 86-84 win for Western Kentucky over Eastern Kentucky, while Jack Crook also scored six points and added five rebounds in a 52-66 defeat for Seattle against Cal Berkeley with Kingsley Okoroh playing 12 minutes from the bench in the win.
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye had nine points and seven rebounds as Bradley fell to a seventh consecutive defeat as they lost 70-47 away at Delaware, having also been beaten 54-67 by Ole Miss in which DLO recorded five points and five boards. Clive Vaughan Jr. scored 13 points in a 72-82 loss for Morgan State, before posting 12 points and seven rebounds in a following 61-62 defeat.
Jesse Chuku had 11pts in a 73-84 loss to Saint Francis as Lehigh fell to their seventh loss in as many games this season. The senior forward also netted six points from beyond the arc in a 55-77 defeat against Purdue. Western Illinois guard Jamie Batish scored 14pts on 4-of-6 shooting from three in an 84-49 win over Silver Lake, having gone 3-of-5 from deep for nine points in a 67-97 loss to Creighton.