MBKB: Levi earns SCAC Honors after Monster 2nd-half lifts UDallas over Schreiner

University of Dallas freshman Spencer Levi has been tabbed the SCAC Player of the Week twice this season(Dallas Athletics photo)

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – SPENCER LEVI OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS, a freshman forward from St. Louis, Mo., has been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played through Sunday, January 8.

This is the second time on the campaign Levi has received this weekly honor, and is the third Crusader from the program to be given it twice in a season. Tanner Bruffey (2012-13), and Aaron Wyatt (2013-14) also won the recognition on two occasions.

Levi notched a personal-best 33 points, which included 23 in a huge second half to help lift the Crusaders 71-68 at Schreiner University. He also pulled down 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double on the season and added four blocks.

Dallas trailed by seven at the half, but outscored its opponent 47-37 to end a three-game slide. Levi also tied a season-best 12 field goals for the third time on the campaign, and twice in the last three outings.

In the Crusaders loss to Trinity, Levi scored 17 points, while pulling down nine rebounds and grabbing a pair of steals. He has now had at least one block in 11 straight games this season, dating back to November 21.

After entering the weekend ranked 3rd nationally in field goal percentage, the rookie remains likely to stay near the top of the column by continuing to shoot over 75 percent. He leads the SCAC for field goal percentage, second in rebounding average (10.3), and fourth in scoring average (19.6).

Dallas begins a busy three-game stretch this week with a road tilt at Southwestern Adventist University at 7:30 p.m.

SOURCE: UDallas Athletics Press Release

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