Feb. 25, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior center Tim Clifford (Walpole, Mass.), a member of the Holy Cross men's basketball team, has been named the Anaconda Patriot League Player of the Week, for competition from February 18-24. Clifford averaged 30.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots per game last week, as the Crusaders split a pair of contests against Navy (72-66 loss) and Northeastern (61-47 win). Over the course of the two games, he made 79.4 percent of his field goal attempts (27 of 34), while scoring 47.2 percent of the team's points. This marks the first time Clifford has been named the Patriot League Player of the Week during his collegiate career.
In Wednesday's game at Navy, Clifford led the team with a career-high 34 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots. Then in Saturday's win over Northeastern, he scored 26 points to go along with five rebounds and four blocks. Through 26 games played this season, Clifford is now averaging 17.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per contest. He has scored in double figures in 24 straight games, and has led Holy Cross in scoring during each of the team's last 12 contests.
Over the course of his career as a Crusader, Clifford has totaled 1,184 points, 499 rebounds and 203 blocked shots, while making 51.4 percent of his field goal attempts (462 of 898). He is the all-time Holy Cross leader in career blocked shots, and during the Northeastern game he became just the third player in Patriot League history with 200 career blocks.
Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, February 27, when it plays host to Colgate at 7:00 p.m.