Jan. 13, 2009
Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton senior guard Josh Akognon has been selected the Big West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season.
Akognon scored 55 points including the game winners on both occasions as the Titans swept their road trip to Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara for only the second time in 13 seesons. Late in the 86-82 win at Cal Poly, Akognon became the 20th Titan to score 1,000 points and he now ranks No. 17 with 1,031. At UCSB he scored 20 of his game-high 29 points in the second half, almost outscoring the entire Gauchos' team, which had 21 after intermission. Akognon hit 3-pointers that gave Fullerton its first lead, erased UCSB's last lead and put Fullerton ahead to stay.