Jan. 22, 2007
OXFORD, Ohio -- Averaging 17.0 points per game and amassing six steals and six assists last week to spur Miami University's men's basketball team to wins against Bowling Green and Ohio, sophomore guard/forward Michael Bramos (Harper Woods, Mich./Grosse Pointe North) earned his first career Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week award, the conference office announced Monday.
Bramos notched his third 20-plus point outing of the season and his second in MAC play, pouring in 22 points to lead all scorers in a 72-69 overtime win against Ohio on Jan. 21 and added 12 points in a 66-60 win over Bowling Green on Jan. 17. Bramos, who shot 45.0 percent from the field against the Bobcats, matched a career-high with four three-pointers and also amassed a career-high five steals and dished out four assists against Ohio. Trailing five points in the first half against the Bobcats, Bramos ignited a 16-0 Miami run, scoring the RedHawks' first eight points during the run when he hit two treys and stole the ball for a fast-break dunk. He scored 10 points during the run to put Miami at an 11-point advantage against the Bobcats in the first half. In overtime, Bramos scored the go-ahead bucket, knocking down a jumper at the 3:30 mark en route to the 72-69 win.
Against Bowling Green, Bramos scored 12 points, eight coming in the second half, to help lift Miami to a 66-60 win to snap a two-game losing skid . After holding a 13-point lead, Bowling Green closed within five with 4:36 to play, but Bramos knocked down back-to-back jumpers to give Miami a nine-point cushion. The Falcons were within five with six seconds remaining when Bramos hit a free throw to ensure the 66-60 win.
Bramos is the second Miami player to capture MAC East Division Player of the Week accolades this season with senior forward Nathan Peavy earning the honor twice.