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Preston Named MAC East Co-Player of the Week  

Preston Named MAC East Co-Player of the Week  

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CLEVELAND – Ohio men's basketball sophomore guard Jason Preston was named the Mid-American Conference East Co-Player of the Week for his performance the week of Feb. 24, the league announced today (March 2). 

This is the fifth time this season that Preston (Orlando, Fla,) has earned the honor. 

Preston led the Bobcats this past week. Overall, Preston averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game while helping the Bobcats to victories over Buffalo and Kent State. Preston also shot 59.1 percent from the field and went 10-of-12 from the free throw line. He also only committed four turnovers in 80 total minutes on the court. 

On Feb. 25 against Buffalo, Preston scored 19 points, going 6-of-14 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. Preston also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists in the Bobcats' 80-69 victory over the Bulls. Preston was a force again on Feb. 28 against Kent State. Preston finished the game with 18 points, going 7-of-8 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line. He also grabbed five rebounds, dished out 10 assists and grabbed one steal in the 76-69 win. 

The Bobcats are back in action on Tuesday, March 3 when Ohio heads to Akron, Ohio to take on Akron. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. inside James A. Rhodes Arena and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.