Air Force senior Tim Anderson and San Diego State junior Kyle Spain were named the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week. This is the second weekly honor of Spain's career and the first for Anderson.
A 6-3 guard from El Paso, Texas, Anderson was named Most Valuable Player after leading the Falcons to a 2-0 record and the tournament title at the 2007 Air Force Classic last week. In the opening game vs. Dartmouth, he scored 13 points while adding three steals, two assists and two rebounds in Air Force's 67-38 win. Anderson followed with a career-high 26 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field, including a 6-for-12 effort from three-point land, in a 71-62 win over Northern Colorado. For the week, Anderson averaged 19.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 57.9 percent from the field (11-for-19), 46.2 percent from three-point range (6-for-13) and 78.6 percent from the charity stripe (11-for-14).
Spain, a Newark, Calif., native, received Tournament MVP honors while helping the Aztecs to a 3-0 record and the tournament crown at the World Vision Classic in Fresno, Calif. Against Liberty he scored a team-high 14 points while pulling down four rebounds in SDSU's 62-50 win. The next night he tied his career-high with 22 points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds in a 78-64 victory over Portland. Spain also had a career-best 10 made free throws vs. the Pilots in 27 minutes of action. He concluded the tournament with 12 points and six rebounds in the Aztecs' 89-72 win over tourney host Fresno State. On the week, Spain averaged 16.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest on 48 percent shooting from the floor (12-for-25) and 82.6 percent free throw shooting (19-for-23).