Christian Standhardinger earned
the first Big West Men's Basketball Player of the Week award of the season
after helping Hawai'i to a pair of double-digit victories over Tennessee State
and Western Michigan this past weekend.
Standhardinger averaged 18.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting 46.2 percent (12-of 26) from the field. In just 21 minutes of action, he recorded the 10th double-double of his career with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the 85-55 win over Tennessee State. It was the largest margin of victory ever in a season-opener against a Division I opponent for the Rainbow Warriors.
The 6-8 senior forward then collected a team-high 17 points the next night as UH downed Western Michigan, 78-68. Standhardinger scored 12 of his points in the first half to help UH build a 39-36 halftime lead. He also added four rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal versus the Broncos.
It is the third career Big West Player of the Week honor for Standhardinger, who won it in back-to-back weeks last year. Standhardinger and his teammates take aim at the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic title tonight when they face New Mexico State at midnight in a nationally televised "Blackout" game.
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