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Montana State Bobcats' Xavier Bishop earns 2nd Big Sky Conference player of the week nod

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Jan 11, 2021

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

FARMINGTON, Utah – Montana State senior guard Xavier Bishop put together two strong performances at Northern Colorado this past weekend and he was rewarded Monday as the Big Sky Conference's men's basketball player of the week.

Bishop went a combined 19 of 30 from the field and played 82 minutes over the course of two games against the Bears. In the opening matchup on Thursday, Bishop tied his career high with 28 points and also recorded season highs of 7 rebounds and 5 assists in a 12-point victory. In an overtime win on Saturday, Bishop tallied 22 points for the 'Cats while adding 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists to his stat line.

The Springfield, Ill., native was previously named the Big Sky player of the week on Nov. 30 following MSU's season opener at UNLV. Bishop's two weekly honors matches Harald Frey's two times he was honored in the same season when he was a junior during the 2018-19 campaign. Bishop also claimed College Sports Madness' Big Sky player of the week award that was selected Monday.

Bishop is currently averaging a team-high 17.4 points and 3 assists per game. He also is fourth on the team with 4 rebounds per contest.

Montana State (5-3 overall, 2-0 Big Sky) returns to action this Thursday when the Bobcats begin a back-to-back series of matchups against Portland State.