FAIRFIELD, Conn.-- Sacred Heart sophomore guard Quincy McKnight was named the Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season on Monday after capping a sensational week by setting a new career-high in scoring during Sunday's triple overtime win over Bryant.
McKnight averaged 35 points per game in SHU's two wins this week at St. Francis Brooklyn and Bryant. On Thursday night, McKnight had his seventh 20-point effort of the season with a game-high 26 points in SHU's 87-75 win over the Terriers. He scored 15 of those points in the second half.
On Saturday, McKnight became the first Pioneer in almost five years to score over 40 points with a career-high 44 in the 112-110 3OT win at Bryant. McKnight scored 35 points in the final 35 minutes of the game, with 13 coming in the overtimes. He scored the tying basket in the second overtime to force a third. He shot 53.3% from the field in the two games while also averaging 6.5 rebounds and four assists per game. McKnight currently ranks second in the NEC with 19.9 points per game and leads the conference with 21.8 points per game in league play.
The Pioneers return to the Pitt Center Thursday night to host Mount St. Mary's at 7 pm.