Here's the release:
The BIG EAST Conference has named Louisville guard Peyton Siva and Connecticut guard Jeremy Lamb the winners of the conference's weekly men's basketball honors for the week-ending Jan. 30.
Siva was chosen as BIG EAST Player of the Week for the second time this season after he averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals while leading the Cardinals to two one-point wins. He scored the winning basket with 4.5 seconds remaining in a 55-54 win over West Virginia. In a 79-78 victory at Connecticut he had 19 points, including game-tying shots in both regulation and the first overtime.Lamb was tabbed as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the first time after he averaged 22.5 ppg in a 1-1 week for the Huskies. The 6-5 freshman from Norcross, Ga., scored a career-high 24 points in a 76-68 victory at Marquette. In a 79-78 loss in double overtime against Louisville, Lamb registered 21 points, six rebounds and three assists. For the season, Lamb is averaging 9.5 ppg. Last week, Lamb was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll.
BIG EAST Player of the WeekPEYTON SIVA, Louisville, G, So.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
JEREMY LAMB, Connecticut, G, Fr.