North Division Player of the Week
G - Aaron Lien, Minnesota State-Moorhead (SR)

- Averaged 23.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two Dragon road wins
- Shot 62.5 percent (15-of-24) from the field, including 55.6 (5-of-9) from three-point range
- Hit 12-of-14 foul shots (85.7 percent)
- Had 19 points, hitting 6-of-7 from the field, in 107-74 win over Concordia College
- Followed with a season-high 28 points on 9-of-17 shooting in 93-92 win at Northern State
- Had five rebounds, four assists and three steals in NSU win

South Division Player of the Week
G - Jordan Spencer, Augustana (JR)

- Averaged 17.0 points, 9.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds leading Augustana to a pair of wins last week
- Shot 43.5 percent from the field and hit five 3-pointers while going 9-of-11 from the free throw line
- Nearly posted back-to-back double-doubles after finishing with 23 points, nine assists and four rebounds against Wayne State last Monday
- Followed with an 11-point, 10-assist, six rebound performance against Peru State
- Picked up his third career double-double against Peru State
- Has dished out 10 or more assists in a game 10 times in his career
- Has now handed out five or more assists in 58 of 74 career games played at Augustana



North Division Player of the Week
G - Cassidy Thorson, Minnesota State-Moorhead (JR)

- Averaged 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game to help MSUM to 2-0 mark
- Shot 50 percent (10-of-20) from the field, including 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from three-point range
- Had 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 65-51 win over VCSU on Wednesday
- Followed up with a season-high 18 points and seven rebounds in 51-44 win at Northern State
- Has scored in double figures in all five games this season

South Division Player of the Week
C - Sam Knecht, Sioux Falls (SR)

- Averaged a double-double while leading USF to two double-digit victories
- Averaged 16.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocked shots in two games
- Posted third double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds against Dakota State
- Blocked five shots and recorded four steals in the win over DSU
- Scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, narrowly missing a double-double, in win over SMSU
- Again, blocked five shots and recorded two steals
- Has scored 16 or more points in four of USF’s five games this season
- Averaging a double-double for the season with 16.0 points and 10.6 rebounds per game