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Butler's Roosevelt Jones wins Big East Coast Bias Player of the Week award

In the closest race yet, it's the Butler senior who gets the hardware.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Big East Coast Bias Player of the Week award stays in Indianapolis this week.

Butler Bulldogs senior forward Roosevelt Jones, this week's recipient of the BIG EAST Player of the Week award, also has nabbed BECB Player of the Week honors. In the closest race yet, the O'Fallon, Illinois native received four votes to edge out Providence Friars sophomore forward Ben Bentil who finished with three after voting concluded.

At one point, there was a four-way tie for first place as Jones, Bentil, and Seton Hall Pirates guard Isaiah Whitehead and forward Desi Rodriguez each had two votes to clog up the voting. In the end, it was Jones who narrowly escaped with the victory.

In addition, Xavier Musketeers forward Trevon Bluiett also received a vote for Player of the Week honors.

Jones scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out five assists in Butler's big 74-68 win over the Purdue Boilermakers in the 2015 Crossroads Classic.

Full voting breakdown can be found below.

Place Player Votes
1. Roosevelt Jones (Butler Bulldogs) 4
2. Ben Bentil (Providence Friars) 3
T-3. Isaiah Whitehead (Seton Hall Pirates) 2
T-3. Desi Rodriguez (Seton Hall Pirates) 2
5. Trevon Bluiett (Xavier Musketeers) 1