Updated Mon, Jan 14, 2013 11:22 am
The Mid-American Conference announced Monday that Ohio guard D.J. Cooper has been named to his second consecutive MAC East Division Player of the Week.
This marks Cooper’s third time in the last four weeks to receive this conference accolade. During that stretch, the Bobcats have gone 4-2, winning their last three games.
Cooper receives the honor after averaging 18.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists in both of Ohio’s wins over conference opponents last week. Cooper also shot a combined 60 percent from the field, 53.8 percent from three against Buffalo and Western Michigan. The Bobcats have improved their record to 11-5 on the year and are now 2-0 in the MAC.
During that stretch, Cooper also boosted his MAC record of career assists to 824, which is 24th in NCAA Division I history. If Cooper maintains his 8.3 assists average the remainder of MAC play, he’ll be ranked fourth all-time.
Cooper needs five assists to take sole possession of 23rd in the assists list, 10 to move up to 21st.
The Bobcats will be playing Northern Illinois on Wednesday and Toledo on Saturday, both games taking place in The Convocation Center.