Jul 16, 2014, 10:43 PM EDT
Three college basketball stories were honored Wednesday evening at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, with former Creighton star Doug McDermott, UConn junior forward Breanna Stewart and the Mercer men’s basketball team receiving awards.
McDermott, who won the Wooden, Naismith and USBWA national Player of the Year award this past season, was named Best Male College Athlete with Stewart earning the nod in the women’s category. McDermott, who left Creighton ranked fifth on the NCAA Division I all-time scoring list, averaged 26.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for the Bluejays.
Stewart averaged 19.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game last season for the Huskies, who won their second consecutive national title and finished the year with an unblemished 40-0 record.
As for Bob Hoffman’s Bears, they won the ESPY for Best Upset by virtue of their NCAA tournament win over Duke. Mercer finished the 2013-14 season with a 27-9 record, making its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1985.
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