DAVIS, Calif. – Brynton Lemar set or tied numerous career highs last week when UC Davis hosted Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside, allowing the Aggies to maintain their first-place status with victories in both games. By doing so, the Big West Conference and College Sports Madness (a subsidiary of USA Today Sports Media) selected the senior guard as their Player of the Week.
Three days after setting two new career highs — he finished with 29 points and 13 free throws made vs. Cal State Fullerton — Lemar scored a team-high 14 points against UC Riverside to help UC Davis remain the league’s only team with an undefeated home record. In both games, the senior guard hit a career-high four three-pointers.
Against the Titans, Lemar also collected a season-high seven rebounds and scored 18 of UC Davis’ 33 points in the first half.
For the week, Lemar averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds per game, shot .500 (11-for-22) overall, .533 (8-for-15) from three and .813 (13-for-16) at the free throw line.
This is the second time that Lemar garnered weekly awards from each outlet. He received his inaugural BWC honor of the season after leading his team to a nine-point victory in the first-ever college basketball game at Golden 1 Center. That night, Lemar shot 7 of 13 from the floor, 3 of 5 from three and 6 of 7 from the free throw line against Sacramento State. The San Diego native also scored 14 straight points midway through the second half to help UC Davis collect another Causeway Cup win.
Lemar received his first award from College Sports Madness after helping UC Davis end its non-conference slate with wins at Seattle University, and at home against Utah Valley. That week, Lemar shot .520 (13-for-25), .429 (6-for-14) and .750 (6-for-8) respectively, and averaged a team-high 19.0 points.
UC Davis, a team that has won six of its last seven games, will head to Long Beach State for Thursday’s national broadcast on ESPN3. Tipoff from the Walter Pyramid will take place at 7 p.m.