Tony Brown Named Big West Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 20, 2000
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's Tony Brown was named the Big West Conference basketball player of the week it was announced by the league office on Monday.
Brown earned the first weekly honor of the year by leading Utah State to a runner-up finish at the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska, Friday through Sunday. The Aggies finished second to Austin Peay, losing the championship game 80-76 in overtime.
Brown, a junior from Hyrum, Utah's Mountain Crest High School, scored 22 points on seven-of-15 shooting in a tournament-opening 76-67 win against Santa Clara and then followed that with a 21-point effort in a 69-66 win against South Florida. In that game, Brown drilled six-of-nine three-pointers.
Against Austin Peay, Brown scored eight points and added six assists for the 2-1 Aggies. His six assists were just two shy of his career high. Brown's back-to-back 20-point games marked the first time he has accomplished that feat in his career. He now has six 20-plus point games in the last two years.
The award marked the second time Brown was named the league's player of the week as he was named on Feb. 28, 2000 after scoring a career-high 27 points at New Mexico State and followed that with a three-point, seven-assist, seven-rebound performance at North Texas.
Utah State will host Colorado-Colorado Springs in its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available through the USU ticket office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or by calling 1-888-U-STATE-1 or (435) 797-0305.