UND’s Huff, NC’s Unruh share Big Sky honor

OGDEN, Utah  — The Big Sky Conference has selected its men’s basketball Players of the Week for games played between Jan. 14-19. North Dakota’s Troy Huff and Northern Colorado’s Tate Unruh have been selected as Co-Players of the Week.

Huff, a 6-5 junior guard from Milwaukee, Wis., averaged 21.5 points, 8.5 rebound and 3.5 steals per game as North Dakota earned home wins over Portland State and Eastern Washington. He also became the 32nd player in school history to score 1,000 career points.

Huff opened the week with his second double-double of the season, netting 18 points with 11 rebounds, four steals and an assist in a 65-47 win over Eastern Washington. On Saturday, Huff scored a season-high 25 points with six rebounds, three steals and an  assist in an 85-76 win over Portland State.. Huff was 9-of-15 from the field, and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line.

Unruh, a 6-4 junior guard from Branson, Mo., averaged 20 points per game, shot .667 percent from 3-point range and .577 from the field as the Bears notched home wins over Portland State and Eastern Washington.

In a 67-50 win over Portland State, Unruh scored 19 points with four rebounds, three assists and a steal. He made 5-of-6 from 3-point range and was 7-of-11 overall from the floor. In a 72-56 win over Eastern Washington, Unruh netted 21 points with two rebounds and a steal. He made 5-of-9 from 3-point range and was 8-of-15 from the floor. Unruh ranks 15th in the nation in 3-point field goals per game and is 19th in 3-point field-goal percentage.

Others Nominated :

Venky Jois, C, Eastern Washington: Averaged 13.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game in two blocks.

Tomas Sanchez, G, Idaho State: Averaged 17 points and 4 rebounds per game in a win and two losses.

Gabe Rogers, G, Northern Arizona: Averaged 16.5 points per game in a win and a loss.

Kareeem Jamar, G/F, Montana: Averaged 17.5 points, 7 rebounds and 5.5 assists in two wins.

Christian Moon, G, Montana State: Scored 14 points in a loss.

Aaron Moore, F, Portland State: Averaged 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in two losses.

Konner Veteto, C, Sacramento State: Averaged 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in two losses.

Damon Heuir, G, Southern Utah: Scored 19 points with six assists in a loss.

Kyle Tresnak, C, Weber State: Averaged 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in three wins.

— Big Sky Conference