Brandon Ewing Named Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week

Feb. 23, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

After leading the Cowboys to a pair of Mountain West Conference wins this past week, senior Brandon Ewing was selected as the MWC Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week on Monday morning. Ewing shares the MWC's weekly award with Utah's Luke Nevill.

Ewing, a native of Chicago, Ill., led the Cowboys to a pair of home wins over UNLV (77-68) and TCU (61-56) this past week. He also had an historic week, as he became just the second player in MWC history and the third in Wyoming history to surpass the 2,000-career point threshold.

Against UNLV, he scored a game-high 29 points on 8-of-16 shooting, including hitting 5-of-8 three-point attempts. He also dished out four assists and grabbed two rebounds in 39 minutes of play.

Against TCU, he scored 16 points on 4-of-9 shooting (7-for-10 from the charity stripe). He also handed out two assists and had three steals. Ewing scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half. The game marked the 100th time that Ewing has scored in double-figures in his career.

On the week, Ewing also moved into third place on Wyoming's career assists list with 435. He has now dished out 130 assists this season, which is tied for the sixth most in a single-season in UW history. Ewing also moved into sixth place on UW's career field goals made list with 606 and into fourth on UW's attempted field goals list with 1,386. Finally, Ewing moved into a tie for sixth on the MWC's all-time steals list by recording his 158th career steal.

For the week, Ewing averaged 22.5 points, 3.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game.

With Ewing's award, all three Cowboy seniors have now been selected as the MWC's Player of the Week this season. Sean Ogirri was honored on Dec. 22 and Tyson Johnson received the award on Jan. 26.