CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- After making big plays all week for the Simpson men's basketball team, Conor Riordan was named the American Rivers Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
Riordan was the driving force in the Storm's 161-160 win over Greenville on Saturday as Simpson moved to 5-2 overall. The senior connected on the game-tying 3-pointer as time expired to send the game into overtime and then sank two free throws with just seconds left to seal the victory in the Carroll Pre-Thanksgiving Tournament.
The 6-foot guard averaged 22.3 points per game as the team went 2-1 for the week. Aside from the high-scoring contest on Saturday, the Storm won 84-74 over Cornell on Tuesday and lost 71-70 to Carroll to open the tourney on Friday.
Simpson returns to action tomorrow night as Dubuque visits for the American Rivers Conference opener. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.
To view the American Rivers Conference Athletes of the Week release, click here.
Conor Riordan | Men's Basketball Player of the Week
• Senior from Ankeny, Iowa
• Tied a career-high 39 points in the win over Greenville with a career-high eight assists
• Finished 16-for-19 from the floor and 2-for-2 from behind the arc during the contest
• Currently fourth in the A-R-C in scoring at 20.4 points per game
• Has scored double figures in six games this year with four contests of 20-or-more points