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Dec. 22, 1997

O'connor Earns Big East Co-Rookie of the Week Honors

VILLANOVA, Pa.- Villanova University freshman Marvin O'Connor was cited as the Big East Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, for his outstanding play versus the Temple Owls last Tuesday.

O'Connor, who is sharing the honor with Pittsburghis Ricardo Greer, scored 12 points on four-for-eight shooting in the game. The Simon Gratz High School product also converted three-of-six from behind the three-point arc, with two treys coming in the last five minutes of the game on back-to-back possessions. O'Connor also had three rebounds and no turnovers in 23 minutes of play.