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Monday, February 10, 2014
HC's Miller, NU's Williams honored

By Jack McCluskey

Holy Cross' Malcolm Miller and Northeastern's T.J. Williams earned weekly awards on Monday, their respective leagues announced.

Miller was named Patriot League player of the week after averaging 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the Crusaders’ wins over Colgate and Bucknell. Williams was named Colonial Athletic Association rookie of the week after averaging 12 points and 4.5 assists in the Huskies’ win over Hofstra and loss to William & Mary.

Miller, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound junior, has scored in double digits in eight of his past 10 games -- including a career-high 19 points in a loss to Bucknell on Jan. 11 -- and had 17 in the win over Colgate on Feb. 4 and 14 in the win over Bucknell on Sunday.

He’s helped Holy Cross produce a hot streak with eight wins in its past 10 games, moving the Crusaders into a tie for third place in the Patriot League with Army (at 8-4), behind Boston University and American (both 10-2).

Miller leads the team in blocks with 1.8 per game, third in the Patriot League, and is second on the team in points (10.6) and rebounds (5.0) behind Dave Dudzinski.

Williams, a 6-3, 190-pounder from Pflugerville, Texas, twice tied his career high in scoring with 12 points in the Huskies’ win over Hofstra and loss to William & Mary. He added three assists and two steals against the Pride, and had a career-high six assists and four rebounds against the Tribe.

The freshman is averaging 6.0 points and 1.6 assists in 21.7 minutes a game on the season.

Both teams will be back in action on Wednesday night, as Holy Cross has a chance to break its tie with Army when the Crusaders host the Black Knights (7 ET) and Northeastern looks to get back on track with a road game against UNC-Wilmington (7 ET).

Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.