February 1, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame freshman Troy Murphy (Morristown, N.J.) was named the BIG EAST Conference rookie of the week for the sixth time this season for his performances in the Irish games over Boston College and Providence last week.
He recorded double-doubles in both of those games as he scored 17 points and 11 rebounds vs. Boston College last Wednesday and had 26 points and 12 rebounds in the Irish win over Providence on Saturday.
Murphy's six honors are tied for second in conference history for the rookie of the week award, while Allen Iverson of Georgetown holds the BIG EAST record for being name rookie of the week the most times with nine in 1994-95. Lawrence Moten of Syacuse was also named rookie of the week six times in 1991-92.
Murphy returned to the Notre Dame lineup for the Boston College game after missing the three previous contests due to a sprained ankle suffered in practice on Jan. 14.
Murphy leads Notre Dame in scoring at 18.5 points per game and in rebounding at 9.2 per game.