Jan. 6, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University men's basketball student-athletes Nick Kellogg (Westerville, Ohio) and Maurice Ndour (Mbour, Senegal) were recognized Monday for their outstanding efforts in leading Ohio to a 2-0 record this past week.
Kellogg was named the MAC East Player of the Week by the league office, while Ndour garnered MAC Player of the Week honors from College Sports Madness.
For Kellogg, it marks the second time he has been named the MAC East Player of the Week by the league this season.
Kellogg averaged 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 56.5 percent (13-23) from the field in a 2-0 week for Ohio. The senior also knocked down 6-of-11 (.545) 3-point attempts and made all eight of his free throws.
On Monday during Ohio's 78-43 victory over Longwood, Kellogg notched a game-high 17 points and connected on 6-of-11 field goals (3-5 3pt FG) while adding six rebounds and four assists against the Lancers.
In Saturday's 79-70 win at UNC-Asheville, the Westerville, Ohio, native tied his career high with 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting (3-6 3pt FG) and grabbed a career-best nine rebounds in 38 minutes on the floor. Kellogg hit a clutch 3-pointer to tie the game at 60 with six minutes to play, then went 4-for-4 from the line down the stretch to help hand Asheville its first home loss of the season and just its seventh home defeat in the past three campaigns.
Ndour averaged 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 blocks while shooting 50.0 percent (12-24) from the floor in a 2-0 week for Ohio. The junior forward also made 10-of-11 (.909) free throw attempts on the week.
On Monday vs. Longwood, Ndour posted 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes against the Lancers. Against UNC-Asheville on Saturday, he posted a career-best 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting and recorded 10 rebounds to register his second double-double in an Ohio uniform. Ndour also made 8-of-9 (.889) free throw attempts in the game and posted a team-high four assists and three blocks.
Ohio opens Mid-American Conference play with a 7 p.m. contest at Kent State (9-4) on Wednesday (Jan. 8). The game will be televised locally on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and broadcast nationally on ESPN3. Ohio fans can also listen to the contest live on the Ohio IMG Sports Network, with pre-game coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m.