Dikymbe Martin Named Big West Athlete of the Week

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RIVERSIDE, Calif.—After a productive and historical week for Dikymbe Martin of the UC Riverside Men’s Basketball Team, the junior guard was named to his second career Big West Athlete of the Week Award. He becomes the first Highlander this season to earn the weekly honor.Thursday night Martin led the Highlanders to a huge 71-57 victory over UC Santa Barbara scoring 18 points on .500 shooting and collecting four rebounds, an assist and a steal. A tough layup in the second half would put “DK” at 1,000 points in his career becoming just the 5th Highlander in DI history to reach the milestone. He now joins the likes of Larry Cunningham, Taylor Johns, Rickey Porter, and Jaylen Bland.Martin would again lead the way at Hawaii on Saturday dropping 22 and hitting a career high six threes to give him a 20.0 ppg average and .667 mark from beyond the arc on the week.The Highlanders will look to keep things going at home this Saturday when the team hosts Long Beach State at 5 PM at the SRC Arena.

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