Sophomore Lawrence Rowley helped the Emory men's basketball team to a pair of wins that allowed the Eagles to maintain a share of first place in the UAA.
The 6-foot-5 Rowley led the squad in both scoring (18.0 ppg) and rebounding (12.0 rpg) in road wins over Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon. In addition, he shot 68.4 percent (13-of-19) from the field over the two contests, helping Emory close out the week with an overall slate of 19-5, 10-3 in the conference.
In an 83-71 verdict over Case Western, Rowley came through with his fifth double-double of the year, a game-high tying 17-point and game-best 15 rebound effort. He was successful on seven-of-nine field goal attempts, and his 15 rebounds tied the high-water mark by an Emory player this season. He also blocked five CWRU shot attempts, a career high and tying for 14th place on the program's single-game chart. He followed that outing by ranking second on the team with 19 points and nine rebounds in an 89-74 outcome over Carnegie Mellon. Rowley converted six of his 10 field goal tries and went seven-of-nine from the charity stripe in posting his 21st double-figure scoring contest of the year.
Through games played Feb. 17, Rowley stands third on the team and ninth in the UAA in scoring average with a 14.3 per-game effort. He tops the club with an average of 8.2 rebounds per game, good for the No. 3 position on the league ladder.