Feb. 12, 2001
NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- For the fourth time this season, Notre Dame forward Troy Murphy (Morristown, N.J.) has been named the BIG EAST Player of the Week. The 6-11 junior shares the honor this week with Rutgers sophomore guard Todd Billet.
Murphy averaged 24.3 points and 10.5 rebounds in leading the Irish to a 2-0 week with wins over St. John's (83-73) at home and West Virginia (69-66) on the road. He posted double-doubles in both contests as he scored 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against the Red Storm. Murphy then followed that performance with his 42nd career double-double as he tallied 15 points and hauled in 10 rebounds versus the Mountaineers.
Murphy, who is averaging 23.2 points and 9.3 rebounds, has won the league's player-of-the-week honors 10 times in his career. As a freshman, he claimed rookie-of-the-week accolades on eight occasions.
Notre Dame is currently ranked 14th in the Associated Press Poll. The Irish have won seven straight and are 16-5 overall and 8-2 in the BIG EAST leading the West Division.