Toledo, BGSU men's players honored by MAC

Calhoun, Pearson named East, West players of the week

2/12/2013
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Bowling Green's A'uston Calhoun, left, and Toledo's Rian Pearson, right have been named MAC East and West Division players of the week respectively.

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Bowling Green's A'uston Calhoun, left, and Toledo's Rian Pearson, right have been named MAC East and West Division players of the week respectively.
Bowling Green's A'uston Calhoun, left, and Toledo's Rian Pearson, right have been named MAC East and West Division players of the week respectively.

University of Toledo men's basketball player Rian Pearson was named Mid-American Conference West Division player of the week, while Bowling Green State University's A'uston Calhoun won that honor for the East Division, the league announced today.

Pearson, a junior Raytown, Mo., averaged 22.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in a pair of wins that vaulted the Rockets into a first-place tie in the West. He finished with 16 points, four rebounds and two steals in a Wednesday win over Miami, then posted 29 points (one short of his career) high and 14 boards in Saturday's win over Eastern Michigan.

Calhoun averaged a double-double for the week, scoring 17.0 points and grabbing 10.0 rebounds in a pair of games. The senior forward from Southfield, Mich., had 15 points, 12 rebounds, a block and a steal in the Falcons' win at Northern Illinois Wednesday, then added 19 points and eight rebounds in a loss Saturday at Ohio.