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Feb. 18, 2019

BOSTON (MA) -- Harvard's Bryce Aiken earns Lou Henson award national player of the week honors.

The 6-foot junior helped the Crimson to a pair of Ivy League road wins last week. On Friday night Aiken had 33 points and five rebounds at Princeton. On Saturday he finished with 25 points, four rebounds and 3 steals at Penn. For the the week Aiken was 9-for-16 from beyond the arc, including a three-pointer with five seconds remaining to send the game at Penn to overtime.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball.

The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.

2018-19 Lou Henson National Player of the Week

(Feb. 18): Bryce Aiken, Harvard
(Feb. 11): Miye Oni, Yale and Daishon Smith, UL Monroe
(Feb. 4):  Zac Cuthbertson, Coastal Carolina
(Jan. 28): Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
(Jan. 21): Andrew Kostecka, Loyola University Maryland
(Jan. 14): Justin Turner, Bowling Green
(Jan. 7):   Daishon Smith, UL Monroe
(Dec. 31): Devin Cannady, Princeton
(Dec. 24): Milan Acquaah, California Baptist
(Dec. 17): Akwasi Yeboah, Stony Brook
(Dec. 10): Justin Wright-Foreman
(Dec. 3):   Nijal Pearson, Texas State
(Nov. 26):  Nathan Knight, William & Mary
(Nov. 19):  Jordan Lyons, Furman
(Nov. 12):  A.J. Brodeur, Penn

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