Freshman guard Robby Ptacek was named the Choice Hotels
Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week, it was
announced on Monday by the conference office. Ptacek wins the
award for the first time this season after leading the Blue Devils
to a 67-56 victory at home over Princeton on Saturday
Ptacek connected on 6-8 field goals, including 4-4 from three-point distance, and went 4-5 from the line and added two assists in 39 minutes of action. With NEC leading scorer Ken Horton out for much of the first half with foul trouble, Ptacek elevated his game, scoring nine of the Blue Devils' 23 first half points on a perfect 3-3 shooting from the floor as the Blue Devils climbed back from a nine-point deficit.
In the second half, he hit a pair of back-breaking trifectas on consecutive possessions to turn a two-point halftime lead into an eight-point advantage just two minutes in. Ptacek's 20 points marked his first 20-point output of the season and raised his season average to 10.2 ppg, second on the Blue Devils and fifth among NEC freshman. A native of Bayport, NY, he is third in the NEC in free throw percentage (.857) and sixth in three-point percentage (.435).
The Blue Devils are off until Monday night, Dec. 29 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time at nationally-ranked Arizona State. Fans can listen to the game online or on the CCSU ESPN Radio Network on ESPN Radio 1410 in Hartford and ESPN Radio 1300 in New Haven.
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