BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin junior Lucas Hausman (Westport, Conn.) has been named New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the third consecutive time.
It is the first time in NESCAC history that a player has claimed three straight conference player of the week awards in men's basketball. The honor was well deserved for the Polar Bear guard, however, as he continued his recent stretch of torrid play to help Bowdoin advance to the NESCAC Semifinals.
Hausman scored 25 of his game-high 37 points in the second half as the Bowdoin rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Williams in the NESCAC Quarterfinals Saturday. He was 7-for-9 from the field in second half, almost singlehandedly matching Williams' second-half score (30-25), gave Bowdoin the lead for good with under 12 minutes remaining and scored seven points in a decisive 11-0 run for the Polar Bears. Hausman was two points shy of tying the NESCAC Championship single-game scoring mark.
Hausman leads the NESCAC at 20.6 points per game this winter and is averaging 27.8 points per game in his last six contests.
The Polar Bears will return to action Saturday as they face Amherst in the NESCAC Semifinals at Trinity. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
Watch highlights from Bowdoin's NESCAC Quarterfinal win against Williams