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It should have come as no surprise Monday when Billy Baron of Canisius was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Players of the Week. Baron averaged 37 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in leading the Golden Griffins to road wins over Niagara and Siena. Baron played all 55 minutes and scored 40 points in the three-overtime, 92-88, win over Siena in Albany.

Another Big 4 star, Matthew Wright of St. Bonaventure was named Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Player of the Week. He shares the honor with Richmond guard Kendall Anthony. Wright averaged 21 points 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in the Bonnies’ road victories over Fordham and George Mason. He is the first St. Bonaventure player to win an A-10 Player of the Week award this season. The 6-foot-4 senior from Toronto needs 71 points to reach 1,000 for his career.