Griz Basketball Gets Another Player of Week Winner
The Montana Grizzly men's basketball team has only one senior this year. And he is a dandy! If you haven't seen the guys play yet this year, this would be THE week to do it with tough conference opponents coming to town.
Montana senior forward Martin Breunig (pictured at right in white uniform) was named the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week after leading the Grizzlies to two conference road wins last week. Breunig averaged 24.5 points and 10 rebounds in Montana’s wins over Northern Colorado and North Dakota.
Breunig, a native of Leverkusen, Germany, scored a game-high 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the Grizzlies’ 73-66 win at Northern Colorado last Thursday. He made 8-of-11 shots from the field and 6-of-8 from the free-throw line in the win.
Martin followed Thursday’s performance with 27 points and 12 rebounds in the Grizzlies’ 65-61 win at North Dakota on Saturday. Saturday’s double-double was Breunig’s seventh of the season. His 27 points came on 12-of-16 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. His 12 boards were split evenly on the offensive and defensive side of the court.
Breunig, last season’s Big Sky Newcomer of the Year and a preseason All-Big Sky selection this season, is fifth in the conference in scoring with 18.2 points per game. He is second in the conference in rebounding with 9.3 boards a game and 109 total rebounds.
This is Breunig’s second-career Big Sky Conference weekly honor and his first of the 2015-16 season. He is the third different Griz to win Big Sky Conference Player of the Week this season.
Big battles with arch rivals Idaho (Thursday) and Eastern Washington (Saturday), Griz Nation. Remember to wear pink to Thursday's Team Up Montana Cancer Awareness game!