Kent State senior forward Chris Evans picked up his second Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week Award this season on Monday. Evans shared the honor this week with Ohio's Walter Offutt after leading the Golden Flashes to a 2-0 week that included the first win ever by a MAC team against Nebraska.
Evans led Kent State by averaging 16.5 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting over 66 percent from the field. The 6'8" senior forward signature performance came on Saturday night as he connected on 8-9 shots on the way to a team best 19 points and six rebounds in a 74-60 win at Nebraska that gave Kent State its first win at a Big Ten school since 1970. He scored five of his points in a 9-2 spurt to start the second half that but Kent State in the lead for good. He added another critical jumper with 10 minutes left after Nebraska had trimmed the lead to a single point.
Earlier in the week, Evans produced a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Golden Flashes defeated Bethune-Cookman 69-68. On the year he leads Kent State in scoring (17.2 ppg), rebounding (7.2 rpg) assists (2.2 apg), steals (2.4 spg), blocks (1.0 bpg), FG percentage (.597) and FT percentage (.781).
It's the third time in Evans' career he has been honored.