Case Western Reserve University first-year forward Cole Frilling was named the University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for Men's Basketball, after matching his career high in points and leading the Spartans to an 88-81 win over Carnegie Mellon University in their conference opener on Saturday afternoon.
Making the first start of his collegiate career, Frilling finished the game with 27 points on a nine-of-16 shooting effort, while draining a career-best four three pointers on six tries, and sinking all five of his free throw attempts. He added seven rebounds, four blocks an assist and a steal over his 35 minutes on the court. The 27 points and four blocks led all UAA players during the opening weekend of conference competition.
For the season, Frilling is averaging a team-best 12.4 points per game to go along with 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists, while his 1.4 blocks per contest are third among UAA players in 2019-20.
The Spartans improved to 8-4 overall with the win, including a 1-0 mark in UAA play. CWRU will continue its conference schedule this weekend when it hosts Washington University on Friday at 8:00 p.m. and the University of Chicago on Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
The following CWRU men's basketball players have earned weekly honors during the 2019-20 season:
UAA Athlete of the Week
January 13th: Cole Frilling