LakePoint, Ga. - Lipscomb's Garrison Mathews and Jacksonville's JD Notae collected the ASUN Conference Men's Basketball weekly awards, announced Tuesday by the league office.
Mathews guided Lipscomb to its fourth road victory of the season to garner his third ASUN Player of the Week honor this season. The junior guard poured in 27 points in the 73-64 win at Navy on Dec. 21st to improve the Bisons' record to 9-4; best in the ASUN. The Franklin, Tenn. native connected on 8-of-11 shots and 8-of-9 on free throws, while adding four boards, two assists and two steals.
With several starters missing for Jacksonville, freshman JD Notae stepped up for the Dolphins averaging 16 PPG, 4 RPG, 5 APG & 2 SPG in two contests for the Dolphins. Against Northern Arizona, Notae tallied 13 points with six assists to go along with four rebounds, three steals and two blocks before capping the week with 19 points, four rebounds, four assists at NC State.
ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week - Dec. 26th
Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
Junior | Guard | Franklin, Tenn.
- Fourth Career ASUN Conference Player of the Week; third this year
- Led Lipscomb to 73-64 victory at Navy on Dec. 21st
- Totaled 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting & 8-of-9 on free throws
- Connected on three trifectas on six attempts from deep
- Added four rebounds, two assists and two steals
- Marked Lipscomb's fourth road win of the season
- Ranks first in the ASUN for scoring at 20.6 PPG
Other Nominees: JD Notae, Jacksonville; Nick Masterson, Kennesaw State; Deion Holmes, USC Upstate.
ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Dec. 26th
JD Notae, Jacksonville
Freshman | Guard | Covington, Ga.
- First Career ASUN Conference Newcomer of the Week; second for JU this season
- Averaged 16.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.0 APG & 2.0 SPG in two games for Jacksonville
- Opened with 13 points, four rebounds, six assists vs. NAU
- Tacked on three steals and two blocks vs. Northern Arizona
- Added 19 points, four boards and four assists at NC State
- Averaging 14.6 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.4 APG for the season
Other Nominees: Trip Day, North Florida.
|Date||ASUN Player of the Week||ASUN Newcomer of the Week|
|Nov. 13th||Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb||Abayomi Iyiola, Stetson|
|Nov. 20th||Ivan Gandia-Rosa, North Florida||Ivan Gandia-Rosa, North Florida|
|Nov. 27th||Devin Harris, Jacksonville||Jace Hogan, Jacksonville|
|Dec. 4th||Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb||Noah Horchler, North Florida|
|Dec. 11th||Brandon Goodwin, FGCU||Dinero Mercurius, FGCU|
|Dec. 18th||Anthony Tarke, NJIT||Noah Horchler, North Florida|
|Dec. 26th||Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb||JD Notae, Jacksonville|