NEW ORLEANS, LA (ASU) – The Sun Belt Conference (SBC) has named Arkansas State University sophomore Anthony Livingston as this week's (Jan. 19) Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his recent performance, the league office announced Monday.
Livingston helped A-State to a pair of victories as the Red Wolves improved to 8-8 on the season. The Washington, D.C. native totaled 37 points, 27 rebounds and five blocks in 81 of the 85 minutes possible last week. The 6-8 post averaged 18.5 points per contest while shooting 50 percent (13-26) from the floor and 43 percent (3-7) from three-point range as well as 73 percent (8-11) from the charity stripe.
Livingston scored 13 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the Red Wolves 59-50 win at Appalachian State on Thursday for his sixth double-double on the year. He posted a career high five blocks in the game and helped A-State to its fifth road win, three shy of the single-season program record and tops among Sun Belt Conference teams this season.
Saturday, Livingston poured in a game-high 24 points and muscled his way to 15 rebounds for his second-straight double-double and seventh on the campaign. He played 44 minutes in the 78-73 overtime victory against Texas State. He shot 64 percent (9-14) from the floor and 50 percent (2-4) from beyond the arc while topping the 15-rebound plateau for the second time.
This season, Livingston leads the team in rebounding with a 9.1 rebounds per game average and he is second in scoring at 15.4 points per game. Livingston is first A-State player to earn Sun Belt Conference honors in league play since Brandon Peterson earned the distinction for the week of Feb. 18 in the 2012-13 season.
Additionally, College Sports Madness chose junior guard Cameron Golden as its Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week. Golden had 20 points in both games last week and leads the team in scoring at 15.6 points per game.