Busting Brackets

NCAA Basketball: Tulane and Texas A&M featured in Players of the Week

It was Finals week so the games were sparse for many teams. That didn't stop two players from Tulane and Texas A&M from standing out above the rest.

Jan 17, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Tulane Green Wave forward Kevin Cross (24) reacts to
Jan 17, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Tulane Green Wave forward Kevin Cross (24) reacts to / Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports
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It is Monday which means it is time for another Busting Brackets NCAA Basketball Player of the Week. It was a light week due to finals week so there were not many teams that played multiple games. Last week Enrique Freeman from Akron won it from the mid-major ranks and Zach Edey won it from the Power Five side. Edey and Freeman are going to win the award again this year, probably multiple times. This week two players have rarely been mentioned for the Player of the Week but they were very deserving.

The mid major winner was one of the few players who played two games this week and he had two huge games. This player beat out another player from a program we all want to see do well. Wesley Cardet had a huge week in the two wins for Chicago State and one of them was against Northwestern. Cardet scored 30 points in the Northwestern game and then followed it up with a 28 point night in a win over Valpo. That is a great week but was not enough to push him over the edge on the mid major side. He finished a very close second. 

The player who won the award on the Power Five side is widely considered one of the best players in the NCAA. He is also the best point guard in the country for my money. He has never won the Player of the Week from Busting Brackets. The power five player was hard to pick because those teams didn’t play many games this week and the ones they did play didn't result in a lot of great individual performances. The two players who did get recognized this week were very deserving though. Let's start with the Mid major player of the week.