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Allen named Big West Player of the Week again

The University of Hawai’i basketball team got into the thick of the Big West Conference race with two road wins last week, and the player who helped lead them there was recognized on Monday.

Noah Allen was named the Big West Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after tallying 41 points and nine rebounds in the Warriors’ victories at UC Riverside on Thursday, and CSUN on Saturday.

Allen, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, shot a combined 14 for 25 (56 percent) from the field, 5 for 10 from 3-point range, and 8 for 10 on free throws. He tied his career-high with 34 points in the win at CSUN.

It is the second time this season that Allen has received the award.

Hawai’i, which improved to 11-11 overall and 5-4 in the Big West, will play two home games this week – Cal Poly on Thursday and UC Irvine on Saturday. UC Davis (6-2), UC Irvine (6-3) and CSUN (6-4) are the only teams ahead of the Warriors in the current standings.

Here is the official announcement from the www.bigwest.org

Allen Helps Hawai’i to 2-0 Week on the Road

After tying his career-high 34 points, Hawai‘i senior Noah Allen (Pacific Grove, Calif./UCLA) captured the Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award.

The senior added eight rebounds and two steals in the 76-72 win at CSUN and shot 57.1 percent (4-of-7) from beyond the arc. His efforts helped UH win its third straight, including Hawaii’s first two road wins on the year, to elevate the ’Bows to 5-4 in league play and 11-11 overall.

The 6-7 guard/forward averaged 20.5 points and 4.7 rebounds in UH’s road sweep, shooting 56.0 percent (14-of-25) from the field and 80.0 percent (8-10) at the foul line.

The guard/forward currently leads the Big West with 18.4 points per game in conference play. This is Allen’s second weekly award this season.

Others nominated: Victor Joseph (Cal Poly), Tre’ Coggins (Cal State Fullerton), Darin Johnson (CSUN), Justin Bibbins (Long Beach State), Chima Moneke (UC Davis), Dikymbe Martin (UC Riverside).

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