The leading-scorer on the nation’s third-ranked team followed up one of the best performances of his career with a double-double in a gutsy come-from-behind victory against Gonzaga’s toughest conference opponent, Saint Mary’s. In Saturday’s game against the Gaels, Wiltjer tallied 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Bulldogs took the game 70-60 after being down late in the second half. In Thursday’s 86-74 win against Pacific, Wiltjer dropped a career-high 45 points.
Jones’ numbers this week don’t exactly stand out next to his other teammates, but his performance in the final minutes of Duke’s win against North Carolina was certainly outstanding. The freshman netted a career-high 22 points in his first taste of the rivalry. After going punch-for-punch in the first 34 minutes, Duke was down by eight with 5:32 remaining and Jones hit a three to swing momentum back to the Blue Devils. He then was responsible for 12 of the Blue Devils final 19 points in the second half to force overtime where Duke eventually won 92-90.
The name on this list could very well be Sinclair’s teammate Torrion Brummit or even his opponent in the Catamounts double-overtime slugfest with VMI, Julian Eleby. Eleby led all scorers with 43 points, but Sinclair set the team high for the winning side of the contest at 40. He also put together nine rebounds, five assists and four steals in Western Carolina’s 113-111 win. Sinclair leads his team with 19.4 points per game and his 3.2 assists are also a team-high.