Friars Receiving Votes in AP Poll, Hit Road for Two Game Big East Trip

It was announced today (December 26) that sophomore Bryce Hopkins (Oak Park, Ill.) was named BIG EAST Player of the Week. Hopkins helped the Friars (10-3, 2-0) earn a 103-98 double-overtime win over then No. 24/25 Marquette on December 20 in the team’s only game last week.

Hopkins posted a 29-point, 23-rebound, three-steal effort in the win over Marquette. He played 47 of the 50 minutes in the game. Hopkins’ 20-20 game was the 34th in program history and the first since Jamine Peterson accomplished the feat when he posted 29 points and 20 rebounds versus Rutgers on Jan. 9, 2010. It also was the first in BIG EAST play since Angel Delgado (21 pts, 20 rbs.) of Seton Hall did it on January 22, 2017. Hopkins leads the Friars in scoring (16.7 ppg), rebounding (9.7) and double-doubles (five). He ranks fourth in scoring and second in rebounding amongst BIG EAST players in overall action.

This is Hopkins’ first season with Friars after transferring from Kentucky last spring.

The Friars will return to action on Thursday at Butler at 6:30 p.m. on FS1. Fans interested in purchasing tickets to Friar games can visit Friars.com or call 401-865-GO PC.

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