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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

For the second time this season, Shaq Goodwin has been named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Goodwin helped the Tigers to a 2-0 week with road victories over No. 12/8 Louisville and Temple.

In last week's two wins, Goodwin averaged 19.0 points and 9.5 rebounds and shot 61.9 percent from the field. The 6-foot-9, 242-pound forward scored 15 points (6-of-10 FG) with eight rebounds in a 73-67 win at No. 12/8 Louisville.

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Goodwin followed that performance with his third career double-double (23 points-11 rebounds) in a 79-69 victory at Temple. The double-double also was his second of the season. The 23 points were a career high, and the 11 boards were one shy of tying his career best. Goodwin netted his 23 points on 7-of-11 field goals and 9-of-11 free throws.

The Atlanta, Ga., native is averaging 13.2 points and a team-high 7.1 rebounds this season. He also is shooting a team-best 64.9 percent from the field. Goodwin is ranked among The American statistical leaders in scoring (15th), rebounding (6th), field goal percentage (1st) and blocked shots (7th).

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Goodwin also earned the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week honor earlier this season (Dec. 2) following his MVP performance at the 2013 Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. The Tigers won the Old Spice Classic title with a 73-68 win over No. 5/8 Oklahoma State.

Memphis (12-3, 3-1 The American) returns to action Thursday, Jan. 16 when it hosts Connecticut (13-3, 1-2 The American) in a conference match-up at FedExForum. The game, to be televised on ESPN, is scheduled for a 6 p.m. (CT) tip.

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