OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- After leading 11th-ranked Mount Mercy to a 2-0 start in league play, senior forward Chad Underwood has been named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 7.
Underwood, who moved into fifth on Mount Mercy's career scoring list with 1,477 points, averaged 24.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per outing. He shot 66.7 percent from the floor, including 64.3 percent from 3-point range.
Underwood made six 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, four boards and three steals in an 81-72 victory over St. Ambrose, then tallied 21 points, nine rebounds and three assists in a 92-77 win at AIB.
The Mustangs (16-2, 2-0 MCC) take a five-game winning streak to Dubuque on Wednesday for a conference matchup with Clarke at 7:30 p.m. at the Kehl Center.