Andre Collins Earns Second Straight MAAC Weekly Honor

Jan. 9, 2006

BALTIMORE, Md. - Senior guard Andre Collins of the Greyhound men's basketball team has been named as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week, it has been announced by conference officals.

Collins shares the weekly award with Saint Peter's senior guard Keydren Clark.

The nation's second-leading scorer, Collins averaged 28.7 points, 4.7 steals and 3.7 assists per game as the Greyhounds picked up a pair of conference wins against Marist and Niagara. In the Greyhounds' 94-81 loss to Providence on Tuesday night, Collins tied a career high with 39 points while matching the school record with seven three-pointers.

After scoring 28 points in a win over Niagara on Friday, Collins broke the school mark with nine three-point field goals, including the game-winner with 23 seconds left. He ended the game with 29 points and made 9 of 25 shots from the floor. He was also perfect from the free throw line, connecting on all six attempts.

Collins leads the Greyhounds with 27.2 points per game as Loyola is off to its best start since the 1941-1942 season with a 9-3 record. This is the third time he has been honored with the award, including the second straight week.

The Greyhounds return to action on Thursday night when Loyola travels to Canisius College with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.