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Xavier's Simmons repeats as GCAC Player of the Week

Anthony Simmons

Anthony Simmons

     January 18, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Anthony Simmons is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in men's basketball for the second consecutive time.
     Simmons, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Rochester, N.Y., and a graduate of Allendale Columbia School, averaged 13.3 points, 11 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots and shot 57.7 percent from the floor to help the Gold Rush win two of three conference games. Simmons scored 15 points in an overtime loss to SUNO on Jan. 10, had 12 rebounds and a season-high 18 points in a victory against Edward Waters on Friday and had seven points and a career-high-tying 13 rebounds in a victory against Fisk on Saturday. Against Edward Waters in a 70-39 decision, Simmons was part of a defensive effort in
which Xavier allowed its fewest points since November 2004.
     Simmons has started 11 times in 16 appearances this season and leads Xavier with 10.4 points per game and 64.4 percent from the floor. He averages 6.4 rebounds to rank second on the team and eighth in the GCAC.
     Xavier, 13-5 and ranked 19th in NAIA Division I, will conclude a five-game home stand with a 7 p.m. GCAC matchup Saturday against Talladega at The Barn.


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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