Big East Honors Ty-Shon Alexander

Creighton sophomore Ty-Shon Alexander has been named BIG EAST Player of the Week after averaging 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists during two wins last week.

A sophomore from Charlotte, N.C., Alexander helped Creighton climb from last place to third place while making 50 percent of his shots from the field (13-26) and 50 percent from three-point range (8-16) as well as 68.8 percent at the line (11-16).

Alexander opened his week with 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists without a turnover in a 91-87 win at Georgetown, which helped CU snap a four-game losing streak. Alexander put Creighton ahead for good on a three-pointer with 55 seconds left, his sixth trifecta of the night.

Alexander also led Creighton with 19 points, adding four rebounds, two steals and an assist in a 75-61 victory over Butler. He scored six points during CU's game-ending 11-2 run after the Bulldogs closed to within five points with just under three minutes to go.

After averaging 5.5 points a year ago, Alexander now ranks seventh in the league with 17.6 points per contest. He's made a three-pointer in 24 straight games, the longest active streak in the BIG EAST.

Third-place Creighton (12-8, 3-4 BIG EAST) hosts a pair of games this week, beginning with Wednesday night's game vs. St. John's.