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Big East weekly awards: Josh Hart, Kamar Baldwin named Player and Freshman of the Week

Both players led their teams to a pair of victories this week.

NCAA Basketball: Providence at Villanova Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova Wildcats guard Josh Hart and Butler Bulldogs guard Kamar Baldwin were named Big East Player and Freshman of the Week by the conference on Monday.

Hart and Baldwin both helped their teams go 2-0 on the week, as Villanova defeated Seton Hall and Providence, while Butler defeated DePaul and Marquette.

Hart led all scorers in Villanova’s victory over Providence with 25 points, and also grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists. Hart is leading the Big East in scoring at 19.2 points per game.

Baldwin scored 18 points in both of Butler’s victories, and made big plays on both sides of the ball in the Bulldogs’ 70-69 overtime victory against DePaul. Baldwin has been a go-to threat for Butler as some of their other scorers have struggled at times in conference play.