Chicago Weekly Awards, March 7

Photo: David Banks / USA Today Sports

Every week The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, Team of the Week and Game of the Week from the five Division I schools in the Chicago area.

Here are the winners for the 16th week of the season (Feb. 29-March 6):


Photo: David Banks / USA Today Sports
Photo: David Banks / USA Today Sports

Player of the Week

Tre Demps, Northwestern

Demps averaged 20 points last week as Northwestern went 2-0. Although he struggled in the second half Sunday against Nebraska, Demps’ 12-point first half on 5-of-8 shooting helped the Wildcats to a big lead as they went on to win 65-54.

Honorable mentions: Devon Turk, Loyola; Dikembe Dixson, UIC; Montel James, Loyola; Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern


Freshman of the Week

Dikembe Dixson, UIC

In his Horizon League Tournament debut, Dixson recorded a double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. The young sensation finished the year with averages of 19.8 points and 7.3 boards per game.

Honorable mentions: Eli Cain, DePaul; Dererk Pardon, Northwestern


Team of the Week


The Wildcats defeated Penn State and Nebraska to finish ninth in the Big Ten and earn a conference tournament bye.


Game of the Week

Wichita State 66, Loyola 58

The Ramblers erased a 12-point deficit and led the top-seeded Shockers 52-45 late in the second half of a MVC Tournament quarterfinal matchup. Ron Baker and Shaquille Morris charged Wichita State’s late comeback, avoiding one of the biggest upsets in tournament history.


Past awards:

Feb. 29

Feb. 22

Feb. 15

Feb. 8

Feb. 1

Jan. 25

Jan. 18

Jan. 11

Jan. 4

Dec. 28

Dec. 21

Dec. 14

Dec. 7

Nov. 30

Nov. 23

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