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Senior center Brandon Kurtz has scored in double-figures in 22 games this season, and now has 48 career double-figure scoring games and 10 double-doubles to his credit in 68 career games played. Kurtz has had six double-figure rebounding games this season, including five in the last 10 games. He has five double-doubles this season, including three of the last six games.
? At the WAC Tournament, Kurtz had back-to-back double-double games with 13 points and 11 rebounds against TCU, and 12 points and 12 rebounds vs. Fresno State. Against SMU (3-4-00), Kurtz tallied a career-best 18 rebounds while adding 15 points, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals in 45 minutes of playing time.
? He had his first double-double of the season against Hawaii with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while shooting .583 (7-of-12) from the field. He had his second double-double of the year against San Jose State (2-17-00) with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while also adding a career-best 5 assists.
? Kurtz was named to the all-WAC second team for the second consecutive season this year, joining junior David Shelton on the second team. He averages 11.0 points, which is fourth on the team, and team-bests of 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots.
? He scored a season-best 21 points to lead the Hurricane in scoring against TCU in the first meeting this year, while adding 9 rebounds and 3 blocks. He was named the WAC's Player of the Week for his performance in that game.
? After missing two starts (Delaware State and Boston College), Kurtz was back in the starting lineup against UNC Charlotte and tallied 17 points on 7-of-10 from the field, while adding 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks. In the next contest vs. Tennessee, Kurtz had 11 points and 9 rebounds in just 18 minutes.
? In his two non-starts, Kurtz averaged 5.5 points and 2.0 rebounds. In his two starts following that, Kurtz averaged 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds.
? Kurtz has a team-leading 47 blocked shots and now has 80 career blocked shots for fifth place on the school's all-time blocked shots chart, needing six more to move into a fourth-place tie. He had a career-best 4 blocks against UAB, Oral Roberts and Delaware State this season.