Big Time Efforts
Martin Breunig (Montana): After dropping a tough one in OT at Idaho, the Grizz bounced back with a huge road win at Eastern Washington and Breunig was key. The 6-foot-8 transfer from Washington was 9-of-11 from the field and finished with 24 points. He also had six assists and three rebounds. The win put Montana alone in second place, just one-half game behind Sacramento State in the Big Sky Conference.
Elijah Bryant (Elon): UNC-Wilmington went into Saturday’s game at Elon needing a victory to win the CAA regular season title, but the Phoenix didn’t oblige. The 6-foot-4 freshman Bryant had 13 points and eight rebounds as Elon jumped to an early lead and never looked back. It was the third straight win the close out the regular season for the Phoenix. Earlier in the week Bryant had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Skyler Halford (BYU): The 6-foot-1 senior came off the bench to score 14 points and help the Cougars end Gonzaga’s 22-game home court win streak. Halford was 5-of-9 from the field, which included a couple of timely three-point makes. Two nights earlier he was 4-of-5 from beyond the arc on his way to 19 points in a win at Portland. Teammate Kyle Collinsworth posted all the gaudy stats in the two wins, but BYU doesn’t win without Halford’s efforts off the bench.
Mike Myers (UMES): The 6-foot-8 senior was a relative unknown when the season began. Now he’s an All-America candidate. Myers had another big week, helping the Hawks move within one game of second place in the MEAC. He had 17 points and eight rebounds in UMES’ win at Delaware State. Myers has helped the Hawks to 17 wins, which is the most since the 1973-74 season. A 20-win season is not out of question at the Shore.
Freddie Wilson (Drexel): William & Mary was at home, needing just a win over a depleted Drexel team to capture the CAA regular season title. But with Damion Lee out for the season with a broken hand, Wilson stepped up big time for the Dragons. The 6-foot-3 senior had the biggest game of his career. He was 6-of-9 from beyond the arc and finished with a career-best 24 points. He also dished out four assists in the Dragons stunning road win over The Tribe.