Irvine, Calif. – Stephen Maxwell … Congratulations … Well Deserved !!!
A dominating effort last week from Maxwell spurred Cal State Northridge to a 2-0 conference start for the first time since 2007-08.
For his efforts, Maxwell has been named the Big West Conference Player of the Week.
Maxwell averaged 25.0 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting .750 (18-for-24) from the field as the Matadors dispatched UC Davis (89-77) and Hawai'i (79-78) at home.
Maxwell recorded his sixth and seventh 20-point games of the season to help CSUN to the two wins. Maxwell's 26 points against UC Davis were two short of his season-high. Maxwell made all ten free throw attempts to tie a single game school record for three throw percentage (1,000).
Against the Rainbow Warriors, Maxwell notched 24 points and ten rebounds for his eighth double-double of the year and 22nd of his career. He connected on 10-of-14 shots from the field and went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.
Maxwell, who has shot 50 percent or better in seven straight games, is hitting at .613 clip for the season. That mark is currently the third-best effort for a single season at Cal State Northridge.
Maxwell Memo …
Stephen Maxwell has hit 21 straight free throws in a row over the last four games … The school record is 33 set by Josh Greene last year … Maxwell has collected 547 career rebounds in three seasons at Cal State Northridge, ninth-best in school history … Only 14 other players in school history have collected 500 or more rebounds … Maxwell's career shooting percentage is .565, currently ninth-best in school history … Maxwell is approaching the 1,000 point plateau in Matador history … Maxwell has 949 points in three seasons at Cal State Northridge … Only 17 other players have reached that figure including Josh Greene and Stephan Hicks who reached the milestone earlier this year … In 2013-14, Maxwell is averaging a team-leading 17.5 points (#5 in the Big West Conference), and a team-leading 8.4 rebounds per game, third-best in the conference … Maxwell has shot 75-for-108 (.694) in his last 12 games … Maxwell has scored in double figures in 14 of the 17 games.