Ike Azotam Named College Sports Madness Player of the Week

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HAMDEN, Conn. – Junior Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was named the College Sports Madness Player of the Week, announced on Monday, December 24, 2012. College Sports Madness identifies the highest impact players nationally and from each conference in the weekly feature.

Azotam scored a game-high 17 points, none bigger than a game-winning layup with 12 seconds left in regulation, to lift the Bobcats over Albany, 59-57, at SEFCU Arena last week. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 7-2 all-time against Albany - a team that was recently ranked No. 20 in the College Insider Mid-Major Poll. 

Azotam led the way for the Bobcats, going 6-of-10 from the floor, 5-of-6 from the free-throw line and grabbed eight rebounds in the team's fourth (4-6) win of the campaign. Five of the eight rebounds were on the offensive glass, while the junior power forward also added a steal to his stat line. Azotam leads the team in points (14.0) and rebounds per game (9.3), and is second in blocked shots.

Quinnipiac returns to the TD Bank Sports Center for its next game when the Bobcats host Maine on Saturday, December 29, 2012. The two teams are set to tip-off at 3 p.m. and will be broadcasted live on NESN throughout the New England region.

Fans interested in purchasing season tickets for the 2012-13 campaign can call the QU Ticket Office at 203-582-3905, visit the official website of Quinnipiac athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com or make a trip to the TD Bank Sports Center Ticket Office.

Please refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Men's Basketball Schedule is also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu