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Dawson Notches Career-High In Points In Win


Senior • Forward • Long Beach, Calif. • Gardena Serra HS

Tavrion Dawson collected his third career Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honor after averaging 26.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two victories.

➜ Dawson helped the Matadors halt an 11-game skid as his 52.5 percent (21-of-40) shooting, including 4-of-8 from three-point range, keyed wins over San Diego Christian (93-63) and Morgan State (79-69).  He also shot 70 percent (7-of-10) from the line.

➜ Dawson tallied career-highs in points (33) and field goal makes (14) in the win over San Diego Christian.  The 33 points represented the most by a Matador since Josh Greene had 37 during the 2012-13 season.  Dawson hit 14 of his 19 floor shots in the game.

➜ The forward followed up that performance with 20 points and nine rebounds against Morgan State.  He recorded his third and fourth games with 20 points or more this week.

➜ He also recorded three assists in each of the two games.

➜ In the Big West stats, Dawson is No. 6 in scoring (16.1 ppg) and No. 10 in rebounding (5.9 rpg).

Others nominated: Khalil Ahmad (Cal State Fullerton); Temidayo Yussuf (Long Beach State); Chima Moneke (UC Davis); Eyassu Worku (UC Irvine); Jack Purchase (Hawai’i)