Men's College Basketball: Riewer NSIC North Division Player of Week
MOORHEAD - After a record-setting performance Saturday and two big wins over the weekend, Minnesota State University Moorhead men's basketball senior guard Jordan Riewer of Staples has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North ...
MOORHEAD - After a record-setting performance Saturday and two big wins over the weekend, Minnesota State University Moorhead men's basketball senior guard Jordan Riewer of Staples has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week.
It's the third time this year Riewer has won the award. He was player of the week Nov. 24 after being named MVP of the Alaska Invitational and Dec. 22 when he averaged 23 points and 6.5 assists in wins over Northern State and Jamestown.
Riewer averaged 26.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game as the Dragons picked up two wins over top-tier NSIC competition last weekend.
The senior point guard shot 45.7 percent (16-of-35) from the field and 56.5 percent (13-of-23) from the three-point line over the weekend, while hitting 8-of-8 from the free-throw line.
Riewer had his best game as a Dragon in MSUM's 94-82 win over Concordia-St. Paul on Friday. He scored a career-high 37 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field and 9-of-12 shooting from beyond the three-point arc. Riewer hit seven straight threes in the final 11 minutes of the first half as he bettered his previous career high (26) with 28 points in the first half. Riewer grabbed four rebounds, dished out four assists, had one steal, and was 8-of-8 from the free throw line. His nine threes tied a school record for most threes in one game.
The 6-foot-2 guard followed up his big game with 16 points, seven rebounds, and six assists in MSUM's 76-72 win over Minnesota State Mankato on Saturday. Riewer hit a deep three with just under 10 minutes left in the game to increase MSUM's lead back to four points, a key shot in a back-and-forth second-half battle. Riewer also had one steal in 36 minutes of action.
For the season, Riewer is averaging 17.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 5.6 assists. The Staples native is shooting 51.5 percent from the field, 52.4 percent from the 3-point line, and 95.3 percent from the foul line. He ranks seventh in the NSIC in points per game (17.0), third in assists (5.6), first in free throw percentage (95.3), fourth in 3-point percentage (52.4), first in 3-pointers made per game (3.0), and first in assist to turnover ratio (4.0).
Riewer has been a vital part of the Dragons' starting the season 24-1, tying the best start in school history (1970-71). The Dragons were ranked No. 7 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II poll before the two victories.