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
? 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
? 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.