BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo point guard Byron Mulkey was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Bulls to a pair of memorable wins.
Mulkey averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game en route to earning the award for the second time this season.
He scored a career-high 27 points, including five three-pointers in a 79-54 win over Kent State. It was the largest margin of victory over a Kent State squad in school history. Mulkey scored 21 of his points in the first half. He added four rebounds, five assists and two steals against the Golden Flashes.
Against Ohio, Mulkey scored all 12 of his points in the second half to help the Bulls erase an 18-point deficit and beat the Bobcats. It was the largest deficit ever overcome to win a MAC road game since the Bulls joined the league in 1998. With the Bulls leading by three and 30 seconds left, Mulkey came up with a steal and was fouled. His free throws iced the game for the Bulls.
For the season, the Wheatfield, NY is averaging 14.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. He ranks third in the MAC in assists and leads the league and ranks second in the nation in steals per game (3.1).
Mulkey and the Bulls are back in action on Tuesday night when they play at Western Michigan.