Pearson earns MAC Player of the Week honorsWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
UT sophomore guard Rian Pearson was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week on Jan. 30 after the Rockets won one of two games.
Pearson averaged 22.5 points and 8.5 rebounds last week, including a win at Miami (OH) and a home loss to Kent State.
Pearson is leading the Rockets in points (16.4) and rebounds (7.9) this season. He has produced seven 20-point performances and five double-doubles on the season. He is the only MAC player to rank in the top 10 in points, rebounds and steals.
Pearson leads to Rockets (10-11, 2-5 MAC) against MAC East Division leading Akron (14-7, 6-1) at 7 p.m. Feb. 1. The game will be televised live on SportsTime Ohio.