Five Bulls named to All-MAC teams

U.B. cleaned up in postseason honors

Ryan Gates
March 05, 2018 - 3:40 pm

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The Mid-American Conference announced their all conference teams Monday afternoon and the Bulls were represented by several players.

C.J. Massinburg and Nick Perkins were each named First Team All-MAC as juniors.

Massinburg, in his third year with the Bulls, posted his most successful campaign in his career leading the team with 17.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per-game, while shooting over 40-percent from beyond the arc. In conference play, he started every game while averaging 15.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists as one of the go to guys for the team. On January 2nd, Massinburg scored his 1,000th point for the program in a 27-point effort against Toledo.

Perkins started the first 10 games of the season for U.B. before heading to the bench to become the best sixth man in the conference. Averaging just over 27 minutes per-game in MAC play, Perkins was a force in the paint for the Bulls averaging 18.2 points and pulling down 6.6 boards per-game. He also scored his 1,000th point for the program this season on January 26th at Ohio.

In his first season with the Bulls after transferring from Gulf Coast State College, junior Jeremy Harris was named All-MAC Second Team. Harris was the only player besides Massinburg to start every game for the team this season, and really started to emerge in the conference portion of the schedule. In MAC play, Harris averaged 17.4 points, and 5.9 rebounds per-game while shooting a red-hot 46.3-percent from three-point range. His 41.7 shooting percentage from beyond arc for the season is the highest for a U.B. player since Tuner Battle in the 2003-04 season.

Senior Wes Clark had to be patient to play for his high school coach Nate Oats after transferring from Missouri to U.B. The patience paid off as he was named to the All-Mac Third Team. Clark had to wait 10 games before making his debut for the Bulls this season against Syracuse, and he made an immediate impact scoring 15 points and dishing out six assists in a loss at the Carrier Dome. He has started every game since then. In conference play, Clark averaged 14 points and 5.2 assists per-game.

Finally, Sophomore Davonta Jordan was named to the conference’s All-Defensive team. He started 30 games for the Bulls this season and had 18 steals, and seven blocks in MAC play while often being tasked with guarding the opponent’s best player.

The MAC will continue to announce their postseason awards throughout the week. Tuesday, it's Freshman, Defensive Player, and Sixth Man of the Year will be announced. On Wednesday, the Player and Coach of the Year will be announced.

Conference tournament play begins Monday night for the MAC with four games. U.B earned a bye as regular season champs, and the top seed in the tournament. They will play the winner of Central Michigan and Bowling Green on Thursday at noon in Cleveland. You’ll get full coverage of the game on ESPN 1520.

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