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Mid-Major Madness Player of the Week: Matt Scott, Niagara Purple Eagles

It has been a tough year in the win column for the Niagara Purple Eagles, but Matt Scott has been a bright spot, and turned in one of the hottest weeks of the season.

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Sometimes, even when your team is losing, it is turning out solid production game after game that matters most. That alone can bring your team back into contention in almost every game.

So for Niagara, despite going 1-2 last week, it was important that Matt Scott remained the hot hand.

On Tuesday, Niagara fell to Siena, 82-70, but Scott was strong from the floor, going 8-for-19 overall, and a perfect 13-for-13 at the foul line. He continues to reach the foul line at a high rate this season, despite being just 6-4, and weighing 170. Scott added seven rebounds, three assists and five steals in the loss.

The whole team was able to turn it around against Marist, winning on the road, 69-66. Scott remained hot, scoring 32 points on 13-for-24 shooting, and adding 13 rebounds in the process. He walked away with another five assists and four steals in the win.

In Saturday's 82-68 loss to Quinnipiac, Scott was a little quieter, but still put forth a strong game. He scored 22 points, and went 8-for-10 at the foul line, while added three rebounds and one assist.

For his two 30-point performances, and his strong effort for Niagara this week, Matt Scott is our Mid-Major Madness Player of the Week.

Also considered: Erick Neal, UT Arlington (triple-double); Brett Bisping, Siena; Jordan Fouse, Green Bay; Kay Felder, Oakland; Jeremy Combs, North Texas.

Mid-Major Madness Players of the Week:

Week 1: Marcus Graves, Sacramento State
Week 2: Wes Washpun, Northern Iowa
Week 5: Kay Felder, Oakland
Week 6: Chris Horton, Austin Peay
Week 7: Roderick Bobbitt, Hawaii
Week 8: Chris Hass, Bucknell
Week 9: Cameron Morse, Youngstown State
Week 10: Shawn Long, Louisiana Lafayette
Week 11: Juan'ya Green, Hofstra
Week 12: Matt Scott, Niagara