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USF Soph M BKB Crossroads POTW

University of Saint Francis forward Bryce Lienhoop has been named Crossroads League Player of the Week after helping the Cougars to an 87-75 upset of fourth-ranked Marian University on Sat., Jan. 2.

Lienhoop, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound sophomore (Columbus, IN / East H.S.) averaged 23.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 3.0 blocks per game helping the Cougars improve to 13-3. Lienhoop shot 70 percent from the field and 82 percent from the free-throw line for the week.

Lienhoop had a double-double in the win over Marian on Saturday. He scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while adding four assists and four blocks against the 15-1 Knights. He also connected on 10-for-14 (71%) shots from the field and knocked down 4-of-5 free throws in USF’s eighth consecutive victory.

Lienhoop also led the way for USF in their 86-75 win over Concordia. He scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. He is the third different Cougar to earn the league POTW award this season joining senior Jordan Hahn and redshirt-freshman Perry Poindexter.

The 17th-ranked Cougars enter action this week tied with Marian and Indiana Wesleyan University for first place in the Crossroads League at 3-1. USF plays at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University at 7:30 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 6, and Taylor at Hutzell A.C. on Sat., Jan. 9, at 3 p.m.