Bryson Williams | Photo by Ruben R. Ramirez – El Paso Herald Post
DALLAS – UTEP redshirt junior Bryson Williams averaged 27.5 points per game 8.5 boards per contest, as Conference USA announced the forward as the men’s co-Player of the Week presented by Top of the World Monday afternoon.
Williams scored a career-high 34 points on 13-of-23 shooting and a 6-for-6 effort from the free-throw line during UTEP’s historic 24-point comeback against UTSA on Jan. 15. The Miners rallied to win, 80-77 in overtime.
The Fresno, California product also added 10 boards for his fourth career double-double in a UTEP uniform and seventh overall in his collegiate career. Williams scored 20 points in the second half, while adding four in the overtime period. Williams added two steals and hit a pair of treys in the process.
Overall, Williams hit 53.7 percent (22-41) of his field goals, while adding an 8-for-10 effort from the free-throw line.
On Saturday, Williams led the Miners with 21 points at UTSA, while grabbing seven boards and blocking two shots. The Miners were down as many as 23 points, but rallied with a 17-2 run to get within six points with just over seven minutes remaining.
UTEP will continue its road swing with contests at Rice (Jan. 23) and at North Texas (Jan. 25). The Miners and Owls will tipoff at 6 p.m. MT, while the Mean Green contest will start at 4 p.m. MT.
Both contests can be heard on 600 ESPN El Paso with “The Voice of the Miners” Jon Teicher calling the action, while both games will be streamed on ESPN+.