UM’s Jamar shares Big Sky award

OGDEN, Utah — Montana’s Kareem Jamar and Idaho State’s Chris Hansen have been named Co-Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Players of the Week for games Played between Nov. 12-18.

Jamar, a 6-foot-5 guard/forward from Venice, Calif., averaged 20.5 points, nine rebounds, and five assists as the two-time defending Big Sky champions earned a road split against Minnesota and South Dakota State. Jamar is the reigning Big Sky MVP.

Jamar came two assists shy of a triple-double when he scored 23 points with 12 rebounds and eight assists in Montana’s 77-69 win over South Dakota State on Nov. 14. Montana ended the Jackrabbits’ 30-game home-court winning streak. Jamar played all 40 minutes, and it marked the eighth double-double of his career. Jamar made 8-of-14 shots from the floor, was 3-of-6 from 3-point range, and 4-of-8 from the free-throw line. Two days earlier, Jamar scored 18 points with six rebounds and two assists in Montana’s loss to Minnesota of the Big Ten. Jamar made 6-of-12 shots from the floor, and was 5-of-8 from the free-throw line.

Hansen, a 6-4, junior guard/forward from Fort Collins, Colo., averaged 20.5 points, two assists and two rebounds per game as Idaho State earned a road split against Arizona State and San Francisco.

Hansen poured in a career-high 33 points with four rebounds, four assists and a steal on Monday night as Idaho State beat San Francisco 93-90 in overtime. It was Idaho State’s first non-conference road victory against a Division I team since November of 2009. Hansen made 12-of-20 shots from the floor, was 5-of-11 from 3-point range, and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. Hansen scored eight points in a loss to Arizona State.

Others Nominated

Tyler Harvey, G, Eastern Washington: Scored a career-high 28 points in a loss.

Chris Hansen, G/F, Idaho State: Averaged 20.5 points in a win and a loss.

Paul Egwuonwu, C, Montana State: Scored 13 points and five rebounds in a loss.

Aaron Anderson, G, North Dakota: Scored 23 points in a win.

Quinton Upshur, G, Northern Arizona: Averaged 21.5 points per game in two losses.

Derrick Barden, F, Northern Colorado: Scored 14 points with 17 rebounds in a win.

Tim Douglas, G, Portland State: Scored 16 points in a win.

Dylan Garrity, G, Sacramento State: Averaged 20 points per game in two losses.

A.J. Hess, G, Southern Utah: Averaged seven points in two losses.

Joel Bolomboy, F, Weber State: Scored 12 points with five rebounds in a loss.

— Big Sky Conference

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