Rice Named BIG EAST Co-Player Of The Week

Jan. 28, 2002

Coral Gables, FL (hurricanesports.com) – University of Miami sophomore forward Darius Rice (Jackson, MS) has been named BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week following a stellar performance against Villanova on January 24. Rice shares the honor with Providence guard John Linehan.

Rice recorded his first double-double of the season with 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 76-58 win over the Wildcats last Thursday. He was 10-15 from the field, including 4-6 from three-point range, and 6-9 from the line.

Rice, who scored 32 in a win over Providence on January 19, is the first player since Eric Brown in 1989 to record back-to-back games of 30 or more points. Rice currently leads the team in scoring at 15.2 points per game.

The 16th-ranked Hurricanes (18-2) are off to their best start since the 1959-60 season, and face Boston College (14-5) Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Miami Arena. For ticket information contact the Hurricane Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-CANES.