SAN LUIS OBISPO – After scoring a game high 28 points in 42 minutes during the Cal Poly men's basketball program's 80-78, overtime home victory versus Bethune-Cookman (Dec. 8), senior guard Donovan Fields earned his first career Big West Conference Player of the Week honor on Monday afternoon.
Now sixth among Big West players with 15.9 points per game, Fields finished 11-for-16 from the floor and 3-for-6 from three-point range against Bethune-Cookman while handing out four assists – the last of which set up sophomore Mark Crowe for the game-winning three-pointer as time expired in overtime.
His 28-point effort – 25 of which came during regulation – was two points shy of his career scoring high.
Among Big West players, Fields also ranks fourth with 4.1 assists per game and fifth with 1.8 steals per game.
With the 28-point game, Fields now requires just 121 more points to become the 24th player in program history to reach 1,000.
Fields is the first Mustang since former guard Victor Joseph (Feb. 26, 2018) to earn Big West Player of the Week praise.
As a program, Cal Poly (3-5) opens a two-game road trip versus California on Saturday, Dec. 15. Tip time inside Haas Pavilion is 7 p.m. with action televised on Pac-12 Networks.