IRVINE, Calif. --- UC Irvine senior guard Daman Starring has been named the season's first Big West Conference Player of the Week in men's basketball.
Starring scored a career-high 25 points and added seven rebounds and two assists in Saturday's season-opening, 78-64 win over Nevada at the Bren Center. Starring hit all 10 of his free-throw attempts in the victory.
He is UCI's first Big West Player of the Week since Derick Flowers earned the award last Dec. 31.
Starring also was named the Mid-Major National Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.
The 'Eaters play at No. 13 UCLA Tuesday night at 8:30.