Player of the week: Creighton forward Doug McDermott. The senior from Ames, Iowa, averaged 27 points, 6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two wins.
Rookie of the week: Villanova guard Josh Hart. The freshman from Silver Springs, Md., claimed the award for the third time in four weeks after averaging 12.5 points in two wins.
Quote of the week
“Depth can be a positive and a negative. When you have depth and guys at the end of the bench aren't happy when they go in the game, and if they aren't playing enthusiastically, it can be a problem.'' — Villanova coach Jay Wright
Stat of the week
Creighton's Jahenns Manigat has 26 assists to just four turnovers in the Bluejays' five conference games. His 6.5-to-1 assists-to-turnovers leads the league.
Bits and pieces
» Georgetown center Josh Smith's status remains clouded by a reported academic problem, while the Hoyas also lost their best perimeter defender, Jabril Trawick, to a broken jaw.
» Seton Hall center Eugene Teague has missed the last four games after suffering a concussion Dec. 27 against Lafayette.
» Luke Fischer, who left Indiana midway through his freshman season, has transferred to Marquette. The 6-foot-11, 230-pound Fischer will be eligible to play for the Golden Eagles next Dec. 14.
» Providence guard Bryce Cotton leads the Big East in assists, assists-to-turnovers ratio and minutes played, and ranks second behind Doug McDermott in scoring.