MOUNT VERNON – Cornell point guard Corey Davis (JR/Glendale Heights, Ill.) has been selected Midwest Conference Men's Basketball Performer of the Week for the period ending Feb. 11.
Davis broke Cornell's single-season record for assists during a sensational week in which he averaged 15.5 points, 10.0 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 steals while keeping the Rams in postseason contention with wins over Monmouth (73-62) and Lake Forest (66-63).
Davis came up big in Saturday's key road win over Lake Forest, delivering 17 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and five steals as Cornell completed a season sweep over the Foresters. The 6-foot-1 junior hit a clutch basket that put the Rams up three in the closing seconds.
Davis accounted for 14 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and five steals in the Monmouth victory. He took down Tim Maaske's long-standing program mark for assists in a season (147 in 1975-76). Davis has dished an MWC-best 158 assists and ranks sixth nationally at 7.5 per game.
For the week, Davis shot 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) from the field and made his only 3-point attempt.
Davis ranks second on Cornell's career list in steals (175), third in assists (387), fourth in made free throws (326) and 15th in points (1,089).
The Rams (10-11 overall, 9-7 MWC) are in good position for an MWC Tournament berth, carrying a four-game winning streak into the final week of the regular season. Cornell has road games against Beloit Tuesday and Monmouth Saturday.
Cornell is one game behind third-place Lake Forest and Lawrence – both at 10-6 – and those two teams play in Saturday's finale. On Tuesday, Lake Forest visits MWC leader St. Norbert while Lawrence hosts second-place Ripon.