Paul, Arbuckle lock down NE10 men's basketball weekly awards

Paul, Arbuckle lock down NE10 men's basketball weekly awards

MANSFIELD, Mass. – The nationally-ranked Saint Anselm College men's basketball team had two representatives earn weekly awards from the Northeast-10 Conference on Monday.

Junior Chris Paul (Highland Mills, N.Y.) was named the league's Player of the Week while freshman Tyler Arbuckle (Bristol, Conn.) secured Rookie of the Week honors for the second time in 2019. Paul and Arbuckle helped the Hawks record a 104-93 overtime victory over Southern New Hampshire last Wednesday.

Paul scored a career-high 29 points for the Hawks, recording 19 of those points at the free throw line. Setting a program record for free throws made on the road in one game, Paul also recorded 16 rebounds in his team's overtime win. He made his final 11 free throws in the game, fueling the Hawks victory.

Sitting just 44 points away from 1,000 across his three-year career on the Hilltop, Paul ranks second in the NE10 with 41 free throws made and is fourth in points per game (20.3). He has also chipped in with seven defensive rebounds per game, ranking fourth in the NE10, and his 9.3 rebounds per contest is the fifth-best figure in the league.

Arbuckle notched 24 points and added four rebounds in the win. With 18 seconds left in regulation time and trailing by three, the Hawks freshman immediately connected on a long-range triple to knot the game at 83 and forcing overtime. He scored the first five points of overtime and finished with nine points in the extra stanza alone.

Across his first six games for Saint Anselm, Arbuckle is averaging 16.5 points per game and has connected on 15 three-point baskets. He is shooting just shy of 43% from the floor (38-for-89) and needs only one point to reach 100 in his career.

Saint Anselm, ranked 19th in NCAA Division II by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, heads to Post on Wednesday, Dec. 4 for a 7 p.m. non-league tilt against the Eagles.