In a week that saw him tie his career scoring mark while leading his team to a top-five seed for ‘Arch’ Madness, University of Evansville junior Shamar Givance has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week.

With conference tournament seeding on the line, Givance put forth two of the top performances of his career. In Friday’s opener against Missouri State, Givance finished with 21 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. He was 9-of-16 from the field and 3-for-6 from outside over the course of 30 minutes. The final point tally was just one short of his career-high.

Just 24 hours later, Givance stepped it up even more in one of UE’s biggest games in recent seasons. Another 9-for-16 shooting day saw him tie his career scoring mark with 22 points. He knocked down four triples in six tries while leading the Aces with 7 rebounds in a 72-63 win that cemented UE’s spot as the #5 seed in the upcoming tournament.

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Givance and the Purple Aces are preparing to face 4th-seeded Indiana State on Friday at 2 p.m.

[Source: Bob Pristash, University of Evansville Athletics]

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