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Freshmen Tyus Jones, Melo Trimble among finalists for Bob Cousy Award


Friday morning the finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, annually given to the nation’s best point guard by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, were announced. Among the players on the list are two of the nation’s best freshmen, Duke’s Tyus Jones and Maryland’s Melo Trimble.

They’re the only two first-year players on the list, which includes six seniors, five juniors and four sophomores.

From a conference standpoint the Pac-12 leads the way with four finalists, with Arizona’s T.J. McConnell, Cal’s Tyrone Wallace, Utah’s Delon Wright and Washington’s Nigel Williams-Goss being the players on the list. In total nine conferences are represented. Also making the cut is BYU junior Kyle Collinsworth, who has tallied an NCAA-record five triple-doubles this season.

Below is the list of finalists for the award, which was won by UConn’s Shabazz Napier last season.

2015 Bob Cousy Award Finalists

T.J. McConnell, Arizona (senior)
Kyle Collinsworth, BYU (junior)
Tyrone Wallace, California (junior)
Ryan Boatright, UConn (senior)
Tyus Jones, Duke (freshman)
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga (senior)
Keifer Sykes, Green Bay (senior)
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana (junior)
Monte Morris, Iowa State (sophomore)
Terry Rozier, Louisville (sophomore)
Melo Trimble, Maryland (freshman)
Marcus Paige, North Carolina (junior)
Kris Dunn, Providence (junior)
Delon Wright, Utah (senior)
Nigel Williams-Goss, Washington (sophomore)
Juwan Staten, West Virginia (senior)
Fred Van Vleet, Wichita State (junior)

Cal beats USC on Tyrone Wallace’s game-winning three-pointer (VIDEO)

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After bouncing back from a six-game losing streak by sweeping their road trip to Washington last weekend, California was at risk of squandering that progress Thursday night against USC. After Jordan McLaughlin missed the second of two free throws with 4.9 seconds remaining, Cal’s David Kravish grabbed the rebound and passed the ball to junior guard Tyrone Wallace.

From there Wallace took two dribbles and released a three-pointer just before time expired. Despite being challenged by two defenders the shot rattled home, giving the Golden Bears the 70-69 victory. This is the second straight game in which Cal’s needed a three-pointer in the final seconds to win a game, with Sam Singer hitting a three with four seconds remaining to beat Washington on Sunday.

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California wins at Washington thanks to Sam Singer’s three-pointer with four seconds remaining (VIDEO)

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California arrived in the State of Washington earlier this week looking to snap a six-game losing streak, which they were able to do with a win at Washington State Thursday night. Cuonzo Martin’s Golden Bears kept the momentum going Sunday afternoon thanks to sophomore guard Sam Singer, whose three-pointer with four seconds remaining gave Cal a 90-88 win at Washington.

Believing that the Huskies would play man-to-man the plan (according to Singer) was for Tyrone Wallace and David Kravish to play the two-man game, but Washington switched things up and went with a 2-3 zone. Cal didn’t change the play, and with Washington guard Andrew Andrews having to sag into the paint to help account for Kravish rolling to the basket, Singer was wide open at the top of the key.

Andrews recovered to his area but a jab step provided Singer with the room needed to release the shot. Singer is shooting 5-for-30 from beyond the arc this season, so Washington likely preferred that he took the shot as opposed to a Wallace or Kravish. Unfortunately for them, Singer made the most of his opportunity.

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