ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State senior forward Tony Fiegen was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance Dec. 10-16.
Tony Fiegen, South Dakota State
Sr., F, Madison, S.D.
Fiegen earned his first career award after a double-double performance that led the Jackrabbits past Montana and snapped the Grizzlies' 15-game home court win streak, the eighth-longest in NCAA Division I. His two decisive free throws with 8.9 seconds remaining in the second overtime propelled SDSU to the 68-67 victory. Fiegen scored 13 points and pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds, including six on the offensive end, while playing a career-high 43 minutes. He converted five-of-nine field goal attempts and all three free throws while adding one steal.
Also nominated: Jordan Shanklin, IUPUI; Nelson Kirksey, Kansas City; Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State.
Previous honorees: 11/12 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; 11/19 – Corey Petros, Oakland / Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; 11/26 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; Dec. 3 – Ceola Clark III, Western Illinois; Dec.10 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State.
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Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Fort Wayne, IUPUI, Kansas City, North Dakota State, Oakland, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Known as the Mid-Continent Conference until 2007, The Summit League enjoyed unprecedented success during a 2011-12 campaign that included an all-time best final RPI ranking, the highest home attendance in league history, the most teams in postseason tournaments, a record total of all-district honorees and the NCAA scoring champion. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org and follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.