Wyoming junior forward Larry Nance, a 2011 Revere High School graduate, has been named the Mountain West Conference player of the week.
It is Nance’s first player of the week honor in college.
He scored a career-high 38 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in a 64-61 loss at Denver on Sunday.
His 38 points were the most by a Cowboys player since Jay Straight notched 41 points at Colorado State on Feb. 26, 2005.
Nance made 15-of-21 shots from the field and made 8-of-8 free throws. He also had two steals and an assist.
Nance, who is 6-foot-8 and 225 pounds, leads Wyoming (7-3) in points (15.8) and rebounds (9.3) per game.
Akron native Darius Carter is a contributing player on the Wichita State University men’s basketball team that is 10-0 for the first time in program history and nationally ranked.
Wichita State is ranked No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches poll and No. 11 in the Associated Press poll after a 70-61 win over visiting Tennessee on Saturday.
Carter, a 6-foot-7 and 235-pound junior forward, graduated from Firestone High School in 2011. He played at Vincennes Junior College the past two seasons.
Carter scored 11 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked two shots against Tennessee. He is averaging 6.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in nine games.
Kent State won its fifth-consecutive dual meet on Monday with a 25-7 victory over Old Dominion at the M.A.C. Center in Kent.
Sophomores Michael DePalma (149 pounds) and Ian Miller (157) each defeated nationally ranked opponents by decisions, and sophomore Tyler Buckwalter (165) won by major decision. Sophomore Cole Baxter (197) won his match on a first-period pin.
Sophomores Mack McGuire and Sam Wheeler and junior Caleb Marsh each also won by decision.
The Golden Flashes host No. 7 Ohio State on Thursday at the M.A.C. Center.
Shawn Porter, a Stow native and the current welterweight IBF World Champion, will receive a Mayoral Proclamation from Stow mayor Sara Drew at halftime of the Bulldogs’ varsity boys basketball game on Saturday.
— Staff report