Daum sets record with eighth weekly honor of the season

Mike Daum capped a historic stretch of days with another record as he collected his eighth #SummitMBB weekly honor of the season.
Mike Daum capped a historic stretch of days with another record as he collected his eighth #SummitMBB weekly honor of the season.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State senior Mike Daum capped a historic few days with another record Monday as he was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the eighth time this season by league officials. That figure surpassed the old single-season record of seven he set last season and shared with former Jackrabbit Nate Wolters (2012-13).

Daum's latest accolade came on the heels of a week where he averaged 31.5 ppg, 13.5 rpg, eclipsed the 3,000-career point plateau, and became The Summit League's all-time leading rebounder.

In Thursday's 92-83 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne, Daum went for 38 points and 20 rebounds to register his league-leading 19th double-double. He became just the third NCAA DI player over the last 20 years with multiple 30-point, 20-rebound performances in the same season. 

His third 20-plus rebound performance of the season also allowed him to surpass Oral Roberts' Caleb Green (1,189) for the top spot on The Summit League's all-time rebounding chart. He finished the week with 1,204 for his career. Daum also added a career-high five blocks against the Mastodons.

In Saturday's 94-89 comeback win over rival South Dakota, Daum added 25 points and seven rebounds. Daum became just the 10th player in DI history to reach the 3,000-point plateau on what would prove to be the game-winning basket against the Coyotes with 62 seconds to play. He added six free throws in the closing minutes to seal the victory.

Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
Sr. | Forward | Kimball, Neb.
• Earned his eighth weekly honor of the season and 19th of his career
• Now has 23 20-plus point scoring games on the season
• Became Summit League's all-time leading rebounder in win over Purdue Fort Wayne 

2018-19 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

November 12
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
November 19
Brandon Gilbeck, Western Illinois
November 26
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
Zach Jackson, Omaha
December 3
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
December 10
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
December 17
Mitch Hahn, Omaha
Cody Kelley, South Dakota
December 23
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne
December 31
John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne
January 7
Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts
January 14
Stanley Umude, South Dakota
January 21
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
January 28
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
February 4
John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne
February 11
Brandon Gilbeck, Western Illinois
Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts
February 18
Zach Jackson, Omaha
David Jenkins, South Dakota State
February 25
Mike Daum, South Dakota State

Others Nominated:
David Nzekwesi, Denver; Cody Kelley, South Dakota; Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts, Matt Pile, Omaha; John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne, Kobe Webster, Western Illinois; Kienan Walter, North Dakota, Vinnie Shahid; North Dakota State.

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2018-19 Basketball Media Day
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