LOS ANGELES — Austin DeWitz was named the SCIAC Men's Basketball Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting 19 points and 14 rebounds in Oxy's season-opening win at Caltech on Saturday night.
DeWitz, a 6-foot-7 senior from Oregon City, Ore., was a presence at both ends of the court, shooting 8 for 13 while anchoring Oxy's defense. The Tigers gave up just 23 points in the first half and 59 points on the game, holding Caltech to just 39 percent shooting.
Led by DeWitz, Oxy also outrebounded the Beavers 42-32.
DeWitz is coming off a monster junior season when he was named First Team All-SCIAC and D3hoops.com All-West Region.
The Tigers are back in action on Monday, hosting West Coast Baptist in their first regular season home game of the season.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram