Jan. 15, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Wyoming sophomore Brandon Ewing was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, earning his first weekly accolade of the season and second of his career.
Ewing, a 6-1 guard from Chicago, Ill., led the Cowboys to a 1-1 record in MWC play last week. In the Pokes' 86-76 overtime win over UNLV, he scored 30 points (19-for-22 on free throws), while handing out four assists, grabbing three rebounds and committing no turnovers in 41 minutes of action. Ewing's 19 made free throws vs. the Rebels set a new conference record for free throws made in a game by a sophomore, was the second highest free-throw total ever in MWC games and the third highest mark in overall games in conference history. Ewing followed with a 15 point effort in a 56-58 loss to No. 15 Air Force. He shot 4-of-8 from the field, including hitting 2-of-3 three-pointers, while also going 5-for-6 from the charity stripe.
For the week, Ewing averaged 22.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 47.4 percent (9-for-19) from the field and 85.7 percent from the charity stripe (24-for-28).