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Cormier Earns Second Patriot League POW Honor After UMBC Win
Nov. 25, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Dylon Cormier, a senior guard at Loyola University Maryland, was named the Anaconda Sports Patriot League Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks after matching his career-high with 34 points in last Wednesday night's victory at UMBC.
Cormier also had his second career double-double, both coming this season, with 10 rebounds, and he made a career-best 12 field goals against the Retrievers. His tied his previous career-high in points set just 10 days earlier in a win at Cornell.
The Baltimore native and graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School has scored 20 or more in all four Loyola games this season and enters tomorrow night's game at the University of Connecticut ranked third in the nation in points per game (29.8).
He is the first player in school Division I history (since 1981-1982) to score 20 or more in four games to open the season. The last Loyola player to score 20 or more points in four-straight games was Jamal Barney, who accomplished the feat by tallying 21, 40, 21 and 22 in games from January 11-18, 2009.
Loyola (4-0) trailed UMBC by 17 with 9:44 remaining in regulation, but Cormier scored 12 points between the 6:59 mark and the end of the half to help the Greyhounds force overtime. He then added five points in overtime to help secure the 89-83 victory.
Cormier also earned the Patriot League honor after the season's first week when he scored 31 in a win at Binghamton and 34 at Cornell. This week's is the third weekly conference honor of Cormier's career; he also won recognition from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Loyola's former league, in December 2011.