CSU’s Dixon, Holston honored as Player of the Week

It’s a double award this week for the Chicago State men’s and women’s basketball teams. Jasmine Dixon of the women’s team was named as the NCAA Division I Women’s Independent Player of the Week while men’s guard David Holston garnered yet another as the N

It’s the second time Dixon has received the honor this season. In three games last week, Dixon, a 5-6 guard from Detroit, averaged 18.3 points and 5.6 rebounds a game. In a 66-64 upset win over Utah Valley, Dixon led the Lady Cougars back from a 20-point halftime deficit to a win as she scored 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds.

She also had seven steals. In an overtime loss to Texas-Pan American, she had a team-high 19 points and four rebounds and followed that the next game with a game-high 17 points against Longwood. For the season, Dixon leads the team in scoring with 17.2 points a game and in rebounds with six per contest.

Holston, meanwhile, is a five-time winner of the award this season. In a series against Texas-Pan American last week, Holston, a 5-11 guard from Flint, Mich., averaged 33 points and connected on 56 percent of his shots from threepoint range. He also hit on eight of nine free throws. In a loss to Texas-Pan American, Holston scored a gamehigh 27 points.

He also pulled down four rebounds and dished out six assists. Holston then exploded for a season-high 39 points in another game against Texas-Pan American, hitting on 15- of-22 shots in leading the Cougars to a 91-82 victory. For the season, Holston ranks eighth in the nation in scoring at 23.2 points a game. He also leads the nation in three-point field goals made with 111 and is shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc.

He also ranks in the top 20 nationally with 22 steals. Holston and his Cougar teammates will be back in action Saturday when they travel to Orem, Utah to take on Utah Valley State. Dixon and the Chicago State women’s team, meanwhile, will face the New Jersey Institute of Technology Saturday at the Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center. Also in women’s basketball, the UIC Flames will travel to Indianapolis tonight for a 7 p.m. tip-off game against Butler.

The Lady Flames come into the Horizon League match up with consecutive wins over Wright State and Detroit- Mercy.

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