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James Akinjo Takes Second BIG EAST Freshman of the Week Honors

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Jessie Govan named to BIG EAST Honor Roll, again...

NCAA Basketball: Providence at Georgetown Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Freshman guard James Akinjo was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on January 14, 2019. As the second time he brings home this honor, the conference stated:

BIG EAST Freshman of the Week - James Akinjo, Georgetown, G, Fr. – Akinjo averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. In a 96-90 double-overtime victory over Providence, he had 20 points and a collegiate-high nine assists. His 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in the first overtime forced the second extra period. For the season, the point guard is averaging 14.5 points and ranks third in the BIG EAST in assists with a 4.8 mark.

James Akinjo Game Log Table
Date Opponent MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL TOV PF PTS
2018-11-06 Maryland-Eastern Shore W 26 2 8 .250 2 5 .400 2 2 1.000 1 7 0 4 0 8
2018-11-10 Central Connecticut W 32 2 10 .200 1 5 .200 8 8 1.000 3 7 1 4 1 13
2018-11-13 @ Illinois W 36 6 11 .545 0 2 .000 7 7 1.000 3 7 1 5 3 19
2018-11-16 N Loyola Marymount L 31 3 11 .273 1 5 .200 3 4 .750 2 2 0 6 4 10
2018-11-18 N South Florida W 36 5 12 .417 1 4 .250 3 4 .750 2 5 3 7 2 14
2018-11-24 Campbell W 26 5 11 .455 1 4 .250 6 6 1.000 2 4 1 1 3 17
2018-11-28 Richmond W 29 4 10 .400 3 5 .600 2 5 .400 0 6 0 3 2 13
2018-12-03 Liberty W 26 6 10 .600 3 5 .600 4 5 .800 2 1 1 4 0 19
2018-12-08 @ Syracuse L 27 2 7 .286 0 3 .000 0 0 4 3 0 5 2 4
2018-12-15 SMU L 31 3 10 .300 0 1 .000 10 11 .909 7 3 1 2 3 16
2018-12-18 Appalachian State W 34 6 12 .500 3 5 .600 2 3 .667 6 4 1 2 0 17
2018-12-22 Little Rock W 37 8 17 .471 3 7 .429 6 10 .600 2 7 3 4 5 25
2018-12-29 Howard W 15 4 6 .667 1 2 .500 0 1 .000 0 2 0 4 5 9
2019-01-02 @ Butler W 30 2 8 .250 2 3 .667 6 8 .750 3 3 1 6 3 12
2019-01-05 St. John's (NY) L 31 2 10 .200 2 5 .400 11 12 .917 2 5 0 3 4 17
2019-01-09 @ Xavier L 35 3 9 .333 3 7 .429 4 4 1.000 2 6 1 1 3 13
2019-01-12 Providence W 47 6 19 .316 2 8 .250 6 8 .750 4 9 0 4 1 20
17 Games 529 69 181 .381 28 76 .368 80 98 .816 45 81 14 65 41 246
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 1/14/2019.

Georgetown Hoyas’ senior center, Jessie Govan, was also honored this week with a nomiation to the BIG EAST Honor Roll:

Jessie Govan, Georgetown, F, Sr. ... Averaged 30.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in a 1-1 week. Scored a career-high 33 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots in a double OT win over Providence (96-90).

Seems like everyone, including the rest of the BIG EAST Conference, loved that Providence double-overtime win:

The Georgetown-Providence game had the most drama. The Hoyas forced overtime and then a second overtime with late 3-pointers by freshman guards and came away with a 96-90 victory at Capital One Arena. Mac McClung’s 3-pointer at the end of regulation tied the game 73-73. James Akinjo’s trey in the final seconds of the first overtime tied the game 86-86. Jessie Govan scored a game-high 33 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and four blocked shots. For the Friars, Alpha Diallo finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. Nate Watson added 21 points and seven boards. The Hoyas are 2-2 in the BIG EAST while Providence is 0-3.