Men's Student-Athlete of the Week: Stephen Maxwell, Basketball
Junior Stephen Maxwell continued his stellar junior campaign with a terrific performance in the Matadors' victory over UC Irvine on Fox Sports Prime Ticket. In front of a nationally televised audience, Maxwell erupted for 20 points and eight rebounds as the Matadors went on a 16-0 run late in the contest.
A 6-7 forward from Woodland Hills, Calif., Maxwell is averaging 17.6 points per game on a blistering 56.7 percent shooting from the field. He is also averaging 8.8 rebounds per game and ranks fourth in the Big West in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage and second in rebounding.
Maxwell and the Matadors play an important pair of road games this week, heading to Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside. CSUN hosts Long Beach State on Thursday, Mar. 6 in its final regular season home game of the 2013-14 season. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m.