Point guards D.J. Irving and Mike Black were tabbed the America East Co-Players of the Week Monday afternoon.
Irving earned his second career Player of the Week Award for the Terriers by leading them to a perfect 2-0 week. In Wednesday's win over Maine, Irving earned Boston University's first double-double involving points and assists since 1998 and the first of his career. The sophomore guard had the best game of his career finishing with 23 points, 11 assists and just two turnovers in a huge road win at Maine. Against Stony Brook, he added 11 points and five assists and sparked the team's opening 14-2 run. For the week, Irving averaged 17 points, eight assists and 2.5 rebounds.
Matching up against Irving Monday night will be the player he's sharing the award with. Albany's junior point guard averaged 16 points, nine rebounds, 3.5 assists and shot 50 percent from the field in wins over New Hampshire and Maine. The two point guards will lead their teams on a nationally televised broadcast. CBS Sports Network will have the game with Don Criqui joined by former NBA player Wally Szczerbiak. It will be the first America East game ever to be televised on the CBS Sports Network and one of five games scheduled by the network this season.