UTEP sophomore forward Paul Thomas earned his first C-USA Player of the Week honors, putting together back-to-back double-doubles as the Miners won a pair of games and six of their last seven. North Texas guard Ryan Woolridge repeated as the C-USA Freshman of the Week. Woolridge registered his first career double-double (and was one assist shy of a triple-double) with 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists against Thomas and his UTEP team.
Senior Erik McCree has been the anchor for Louisiana Tech all all season.
However, on Thursday night there was a youth movement inside the Thomas Assembly Center as the freshman duo of DaQuan Bracey and Jalen Harris combined for 35 points to help the Bulldogs overpower Florida Atlantic by a final score of 95-69.