A-State’s Livingston Earns College Sports Madness Weekly Award
JONESBORO, AR (ASU) – Arkansas State forward Anthony Livingston has been selected as the College Sports Madness (CSM) Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in A-State's two non-conference victories this past week in an announcement by CSM Monday.
Livingston averaged 14 points and 13.5 rebounds in the Red Wolves' two games last week. He scored a total of 28 points on a 9-21 mark from the floor (42.9 percent) and connected on nine total free throws. He averaged 13.5 rebounds per game and also had a team-high four blocks during the two contests. Additionally, he dished out five assists and had a steal while averaging 35.5 minutes per game.
The 6-8 sophomore had a monster game against Marshall in the Red Wolves' 67-58 victory by pouring in 20 points and hauling in 20 rebounds. Livingston became the first A-State player since Jeff Clifton scored 43 points and had 25 rebounds against UALR Jan. 29, 1994 to register 20 points and 20 rebounds in the same contest. Additionally, he also tied the team high by handing out four assists and had a game-high three blocks versus the Thundering Herd.
The Washington, D.C., native also turned in a solid performance in Arkansas State's 69-55 win at Mississippi State Wednesday night. Livingston scored eight points on 3-5 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds, the second highest total on the team, in A-State's first win over an SEC opponent since a 70-68 victory over Ole Miss in the 2004-05 season.
This season, Livingston leads the team in points per game (16.5), rebounds per game (8.3), field-goal percentage (53.3 percent), and blocks per game (1.4). He is also averaging a league-leading 6.25 defensive rebounds per game, a mark that is also ranked 35th in the nation. His total rebounds per game average ranks third in the conference and 67th in the country, while his points per game mark ranks fourth in the SBC and 115th in the country.
Arkansas State returns to action for its final non-league tilt of the year on Dec. 23 at Niagara. Tip-off from the Gallagher Center in Niagara University, N.Y., is set for 6 p.m. (CT) and fans can follow the action with live stats at AStateRedWolves.com or on Twitter (@AStateGameDay). For the latest news and updates on A-State men's basketball, follow the Red Wolves on Twitter (@AStateMB) and head coach John Brady (@JohnBrady_Coach).