Men's Basketball: Cooper Not A Cousy Award Finalist

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Matt Archibald

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Updated Wed, Feb 8, 2012 5:15 pm
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Ohio's D.J. Cooper scored 15 points and dished five assists in Ohio's win over Buffalo on January 11.

The 2012 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award finalists list was recently trimmed down from 20 to 11. The Cousy Award is given to the top point guard in the nation, but it will not be going to Ohio's point guard D.J. Cooper.

Cooper was not a part of the final 11 when the names were announced on Feb. 2.

The junior point guard has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.00, which is 76th-best in the country. His 5.6 assists per game is the 35th highest in the nation, and he also ranks 12th nationally with 2.4 steals per contest.

Cooper has not been scoring like he was in the beginning of the season. In his last three games, number five scored just six, four and nine points, dropping his average to 13.3 points per game.

Of the 11 finalists, five were point guards from mid-major schools, while the other six hail from the power conferences.

The full list is below:

Pierre Jackson, Baylor
Scott Machado, Iona
Casper Ware, Long Beach State
Phil Pressey, Missouri
Isaiah Canaan, Murray State
Kendall Marshall, North Carolina
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary’s
Scoop Jardine, Syracuse
Damian Lillard, Weber State
Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin

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