Jan. 29, 2001
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
Notre Dame junior forward Troy Murphy
(Morristown, N.J.) has been named the BIG EAST Player of the Week for the
third time this season. Murphy, who averaged 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds
in leading the Irish to consecutive wins over top 10 opponents Syracuse and
Georgetown last week, shares the honor with Troy Bell of Boston College.
Murphy earns the player-of-the-week honor for the ninth time in his
career. He registered his 40th career double-double in Notre Dame's 74-60
win over Syracuse as he scored 34 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. The
Irish All-American shot nine-for-17 from the field and converted 16 of his
19 free-throw attempts, both career-highs.
Against Georgetown in the 78-71 road victory, Murphy scored 16
points and grabbed four rebounds before fouling out of the game with 4:28
remaining in the contest.
Murphy is averaging 23.1 points and 9.4 rebounds for the
23rd-ranked Irish who have won four straight BIG EAST games, a first in
school history and are tied for first-place in the West Division of the