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Hughes, Dascy gain All-UAA b-ball honors

Published: March 11, 2011
Section: Sports


The men’s basketball team had two members selected for All-UAA honors. Guard Tyrone Hughes ’12 of Roslindale, Mass., was a second-team All-UAA selection, while center Youri Dascy ’14 of Fall River, Mass., was an All-UAA honorable mention.

Hughes ended the season third in team scoring with 8.5 PPG and first on the team and third in the UAA with 4.8 APG. Among all NCAA Division III players, he was 65th in assists per game and 64th in his assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.94. Furthermore, Hughes led the Judges with 36 steals and was fourth on the team with 3.8 RPG.

In the regular season, Hughes led Brandeis in assists 20 times in 25 games and in scoring three times, including a career-high 22 points in a 86-82 OT win against Emory earlier in the season on Jan. 28 and again in a 77-75 loss at Washington University on Feb. 20. He had 11 games with at least six assists, including a career-high eight assists in a 60-52 win against Tufts on Dec 5 and a 77-57 loss at the University of Rochester on Feb. 6. Hughes was the focal point of one of Brandeis’ most dramatic victories of the season, going from one end of the court to the other on Nov. 30 to hit a buzzer beater in a 67-65 OT win against Clark University.

Dascy led the Judges in scoring during the regular season with 10 PPG, 20th overall in the UAA and third among rookies. His 4.8 RPG were second on the squad. Dascy finished with an impressive 63.0 percent in field-goals percentage to lead the UAA; however, he did not have enough shot attempts to qualify for NCAA rankings. He also led the Judges with 14 blocked shots during the season. Dascy recorded two double-doubles during the season, 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 65-54 victory against Emerson on Jan. 6 and 14 points and 10 rebounds in an 86-82 OT victory against Emory on Jan. 28, leading the team in scoring nine times and rebounding eight teams. He set a new career scoring high in the opening round of the ECAC Division III New England tournament scoring 24 points to pace the Judges come-from-behind victory against Keene State, 84-77, en route to their third ECAC title.

Brandeis finished the season with a 19-9 record. After starting the season 11-0, the best start in program history, the Judges rose to No. 13 in the nation in the D3hoops.com poll. Though the Judges stumbled down the stretch of the season finishing with a 6-8 conference record, they rallied to win the ECAC tournament with an 84-77 victory against Keene State, 76-66 victory against Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the semifinals and a 65-50 victory against Eastern Connecticut State University in the championship game.