The University of Hawaii's Noah Allen has been named the Big West Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his team's come-from-behind home win over Long Beach State on Saturday night. It's the first Big West Player of the Week honor for a UH player this season.
The native of Pacific Grove, California, poured in a career-high 25 points to fuel UH's 114-107 win over the preseason conference favorite 49ers.
The 6-7 forward scored 20 of his points after halftime, including a buzzer-beating layup at the end of regulation that forced overtime. Down by two points with just 3.1 seconds left, UH advanced the ball the length of the court when Allen received an inbound pass beyond midcourt, raced to the basket, and elevated for the game-tying basket at the buzzer.
Allen, who also added four rebounds and three assists, shot 10-of-16 from the floor, including a sizzling 8-of-11 in the second half and overtime as UH overcame a 13-point deficit to pull off the win.
The 114 points were the most ever by UH against a Division I opponent in the Stan Sheriff Center.
Allen is a transfer from UCLA.
Others nominated include Tre’ Coggins (Cal State Fullerton); Kendall Smith (CSUN); Brynton Lemar (UC Davis); Luke Nelson (UC Irvine); Secean Johnson (UC Riverside); and Clifton Powell (UC Santa Barbara).
By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services