COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU senior guard Terrell Lyday is the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Cougars (12-4) to a 79-50 victory in their conference opener vs. San Diego State. This is the first player of the week honor for Lyday this season and second of his career.
Lyday, a Fresno, Calif. (Fresno City College) product, shot 69.2 (9-for-13) percent from the floor and hit 5-of-6 3-pointers (83.3 percent) in just 22 minutes of action for a game-high 24 points. He also dished out two assists, had a career-high two blocked shots and one steal.
Lyday has made multiple treys in nine games this season and has scored in double figures in 13 of 16 contests. He also set a new career high with the 69.2 field goal percentage, while the 24 points vs. SDSU was one point shy of his season high of 25 vs. Boise State.
Lyday becomes the second Cougar to earn the award this season, joining Mekeli Wesley, who has been recognized twice with the weekly honor.
Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Players of the Week:
Nov. 20 -- Jarvis Croff, Air Force
Nov. 27 -- Kaspars Kambala, UNLV
Dec. 4 -- Marcus Bailey, Wyoming
Dec. 11 -- Mekeli Wesley, BYU
Dec. 18 -- Randy Holcomb, SDSU
Jan. 3 -- Mekeli Wesley, BYU
Jan. 8 -- Randy Holcomb, SDSU
Jan. 15 -- Terrell Lyday, BYU