Monday, February 28, 2011

Temple's Allen named A-10 and Big 5 Player of the Week

Temple senior forward Lavoy Allen has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference and Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week for the week ending February 27.  It is his third career A-10 weekly honor and the seventh time he has earned the Big 5 accolade.

The Morrisville, Pa. native (Pennsbury High) averaged 18.0 points, 14.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.5 assists per game in the Owls’ 1-1 week.   The 6-9 forward led Temple in scoring and rebounding in both games, recording his seventh and eighth double-doubles of the season.  He made a career-high three 3-pointers in the team’s 78-61 loss at then #1/1 Duke on Feb. 23. He also pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds to go along with his 17 points against the Blue Devils.  Allen followed that with a season and game high 16 rebounds while scoring a game-high 19 points in the Owls’ 57-41 win at George Washington (2/26).   Already Temple’s all-time rebound leader, he recorded his 200th block of his career in the GW win to become just the fifth Temple player to reach that milestone.

Allen, who is 28th on Temple’s all-time scoring list with 1,341 points, leads Temple and ranks fourth in the A-10 with a 7.8 rebound average.  He also tops the team and ranks fourth in the league in blocks per game (1.7 bpg.) while placing third on the squad with an 11.2 scoring average.

The Owls (22-6, 12-2 in Atlantic 10) put their nine-game Atlantic 10 Conference win streak on the line when they travel to Massachusetts for a Wednesday game (7:00 p.m./1210 AM WPHT).

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