MSU's Tyler Hall moves into more of a leadership roll this season. (Andy Curtis/MTN Sports)

(Editor’s note: Montana State University media release)

BOZEMAN – Tyler Hall followed his historic performance Monday night by landing Big Sky Conference Co-Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, the league announced.

Montana State’s sensational sophomore guard from Rock Island, Ill., poured in 42 points against Milwaukee on Monday, tied as the highest total in Division I basketball this season and the second-highest total in Bobcat history. Only 17 Big Sky players in history have scored more in a game.

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Combined with his 22-point effort at Pac 12 foe Utah last Thursday, Hall averaged 32.0 points in two games on the week. He shot 21-for-40 on the two games, including 9-for-20 on 3-pointers and 13-for-16 from the free throw line. Hall grabbed nine rebounds in the two games, dished out three assists, and produced three steals. Hall is among the top four players in Division I basketball in scoring and 3-point field goals.

Hall shares the award with Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk, who scored 31 points with 12 rebounds in a double-overtime home win against Seattle.

Hall and the Bobcats play at South Dakota on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. (MT) before visiting Omaha on Saturday at 6 p.m. (MT).