Monmouth’s Tilghman & Quinnipiac’s Kelly earn MAAC weekly awards

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Player of the Week
Austin Tilghman, Monmouth
Sr., G, Wilmington, DE/Archbishop Carroll (PA)

Tilghman posted the second triple-double in Monmouth history, and first ever by a guard, as Monmouth routed Yale 85-64. His 15 assists are the second most in a single game in Monmouth history and a career-high, as are his 14 rebounds, the most for a Hawk since Diago Quinn’s 16 vs. Niagara in the 2015-16 regular season finale. It is the first triple-double since 2007 at MU, and the second in the MAAC this season.

Rookie of the Week
Rich Kelly, Quinnipiac
Fr., G, Shelton, CT/Fairfield Prep/Cheshire Academy

Kelly had a strong week on the road in two narrow losses, averaging 10.5 points and 8.0 assists. He compiled 16 assists and only one turnover on the week, tallying seven assists without a turnover in a 72-71 loss at Drexel and then managing nine assists and one turnover in an 80-73 loss at Vermont, which improved to 19-1 at home in the last two seasons.

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