Robert Morris' Josh Williams named co-NEC Player of the Week
It was quite a week for Robert Morris senior Josh Williams.
The Akron transfer shared Northeast Conference Player of the Week with Central Connecticut State’s Tyler Kohl after averaging 31 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2 assists in wins against Mount Aloysius and Mississippi Valley State.
Against Mount Aloysius, Williams tied a 22-year-old NCAA record with 15 3-pointers. He finished with an RMU-record 49 points in a 104-57 victory and established single-game record for 3-pointers (15) and 3-pointers attempted (25). He also tied RMU’s single-game records for field goals (16) and field-goal attempts (26)
Williams tied an NCAA record that was originally established Dec. 14, 1996, when Keith Veney of Marshall also finished 15 for 25 from the 3-point line en route to a 51-point performance in a 115-93 victory over Morehead State.
He is also just the third player in program history to score at least 40 points in a game. Williams contributed 13 points three days later against Mississippi Valley State.
Williams is leading Robert Morris in scoring at 20.5 points per game.
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