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January 24, 2005

Holbrook named GLVC Player of the Week

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana senior forward/center Randy Holbrook (St. Louis, Missouri) was named the GLVC Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks after leading the Screaming Eagles to victories over 5th-ranked Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Quincy University last week.

Holbrook began the week by posting a team-high 16 points in the victory over SIUE. He also grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists in snapping SIUE’s 14-game winning streak.

The senior communications major returned to the hardcourt Saturday and recorded a game-high 25 points in the victory over Quincy. Holbrook was a blistering 11-of-14 from the field, including one-of-two from beyond the three-point arc.

For the week, Holbrook averaged 20.5 points per game and shot 65.4 percent from the field (17-26). He also averaged 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.0 blocks per contest in the two games.

USI to host Oakland City Wednesday
EVANSVILLE, Ind. The Screaming Eagles (13-4 overall) return to action Wednesday when they host Oakland City University for a 7:30 p.m. contest at the Physical Activities Center. USI is a perfect 10-0 at the PAC this year and has won its last 19 on the home court.

The Eagles have won three in a row and have won eight of their last nine games. Senior forward/center Randy Holbrook leads the team with 18.6 ppg over the last nine games, while freshman guard Carl Richburg (Mason, Ohio) and junior forward Chris Thompson (Starke, Florida) follow with 13.1 ppg and 13.0 ppg, respectively. Thompson is the team leader on the boards during the nine games with 9.7 rpg.

For the season, Holbrook has a team-best 16.5 ppg and ranks seventh in the GLVC in scoring. Thompson is second on the team in scoring with 12.9 ppg and is pulling down a team-high 9.6 rpg, which ranks third in the league.

The Mighty Oaks of Oakland City (14-5) come to the PAC on a three-game winning streak of their own and have posted a victory in seven of their last nine contests. OCU senior guard Zach Weir leads the Mighty Oaks with 11.8 ppg, while junior forward Bryce Kovacich follows with 10.9 ppg.

USI leads the all-time series with Oakland City, 32-10, and has won all four games since 2000.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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