BUFFALO, NY - For the second straight week a UB men's basketball player has been named the MAC East Player of the Week as the conference honored senior Joshua Freelove on Monday afternoon following his career-high 24 points against Miami.
Freelove averaged 19.0 points as he helped lead the Bulls to a pair of wins this past week at Ohio and against Miami. In the victory over the RedHawks, Freelove finished with a career-high 24 points, including 21 of those in the second half. In fact, Freelove nearly outscored the entire Miami offense in the second half. He was extremely efficient from the floor, shooting 8-of-12, including 6-of-10 from three point range. In the second half, Freelove was 7-of-8 from the floor and 5-of-6 from three-point range. The six three pointers were the most by a UB player this season. In the win at Ohio, Freelove was one of four players in double figures with 14 points. The victory helped snap a seven-game losing skid to the Bobcats.
Freelove is second on the team in scoring at 13.0 points per game and he leads the Bulls in three point shooting, hitting 58-of-146. Overall, Freelove is 13th in the MAC in scoring, fifth in the MAC in three pointers made and sixth in three-point field goal percentage. In conference games only, Freelove is 12th in the league in scoring.
The Bulls will hit the road for a Tuesday night contest at Akron. With a win, the Bulls will clinch the outright MAC East Title. Tip off is at 7:00 pm and can be seen live on TWCS.