- National Teams
For the first time in 2016, we take a look at how Brits are getting on in NCAA Division 1 in the latest week of action in the college basketball season.
Ben Lawson | Western Kentucky | Junior | Forward
Ben Lawson filled the stat-sheet in an action packed 20 minute cameo for Western Kentucky as the Hilltoppers earned a comfortable 93-66 victory.
The junior forward scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting, whilst adding six rebounds and six blocks as well as a steal in the win.
WKU improved to 8-5 for the season with Lawson taking his blocks per game average to 3.0 – the ninth best in the nation.
— WKU Basketball (@WKUBasketball) December 29, 2015
Teddy Okereafor netted 13 points from the free throw line on his way to a 23-point haul to lead Rider to an 82-80 victory in double overtime. The senior guard scored five consecutive free throws in the final minute to seal the win and also provided four assists in an impressive 50-minute effort for his side.
Senior forward Ryan Martin had another big game for Tennessee Tech after scoring 20 points in a 94-84 win over Eastern Illinois. Meanwhile, Jack Crook had eight points and five rebounds in an 80-75 overtime win against UC Davis, before scoring 13 as Seattle went down 50-88 at home to UC Santa Barbara.
Jesse Chuku sank five triples in a 17-point haul for Lehigh, but they were beaten 82-88 by Army West Point for their 10th loss of the season.
Alex Young scored eight points and had four rebounds along with two assists to break UC Irvine’s all-time assists record, in a 78-53 loss at #2 ranked Kansas, while Luke Nelson also netted eight points as the duo went a combined 0-of-8 from 3-point range.
Also, Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye scored five points in a 44-80 loss at UNI in opening Missouri Valley Conference encounter as Bradley drop to 2-12 for the season. Josh Steel scored his six points from downtown as Duquesne were beaten 67-73.