Ousmane Drame Earns MAAC and College Sports Madness Weekly Honors

HAMDEN, Conn. – Ousmane Drame (Boston, Mass.) was terrific in both wins for the Bobcats last week and was rewarded for his efforts. The junior forward was named the MAAC and College Sports Madness Men's Basketball Player of the Week, announced by both associations on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Quinnipiac currently sits in a tie for first place in the conference.

 Ousmane Drame put together his best week of basketball and broke several records in the process. Drame averaged 14.5 points, 15.5 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game. Drame collected his 15th career double-double with 15 points  and 21 rebounds against Monmouth, and added a school-record of seven blocks. Drame corralled 20 rebounds in a game for the second time in his career and became the 15th player in MAAC history, and the ninth since 2000, to record 20 rebounds in a game. Drame was the ninth player in MAAC history to grab 21 rebounds in a game and on top of that, he matched QU's Division I program record for most rebounds in a game (Victor Akinyanju, 2/3/07). Drame also set a new QU Division I program record with his seven blocks against the Hawks, breaking his own record which he had done twice before. With that performance, Drame became the seventh player in Quinnipiac history to record 100 blocks in a career and became the third player during the Division I era. 

Over the weekend, Drame notched his 16th career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a comfortable triumph for the Bobcats. He added three more blocks to his total this year, and went 8-of-9 from the free-throw line in the double-digit win over Niagara.

Drame is fourth on the team in scoring (12.6) and second on the team in rebounding (9.8). He has 106 career blocks which has him ranked second among Division I players to ever play at Quinnipiac. With his next block he will match CJ Vick's DI record (107).

Drame is averaging 13.5 points over his last four games and has total of 59 rebounds (14.8). He also has 17 blocks.

Quinnipiac is back in action next weekend with arguably its most difficult two-game set of the season. The Bobcats head to Iona on Friday, Jan. 24 and then Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 26. Quinnipiac's 7 p.m. tilt with the Gaels will be televised live on ESPN3.

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