Rarely do you see a player take over a game the way 6-11 senior center Adrian Diaz did Sunday against FAU. Diaz scored 20 of FIU's first 22 second half points and assisted on the other hoop. Defensively, he altered shots and blocked one drive by FAU's Adonis Filer so ferociously, Filer went to the floor and resembled Michael Spinks after he got Mike Tyson'ed. Diaz also later had what Heat coach Erik Spoelstra calls "a hockey assist" (the pass that led to the pass that led to the bucket -- they give two assists in hockey).
Anyway, mainly for that effort, Diaz was named Conference USA's Co-Player of the Week with Louisiana Tech's Alex Hamilton. It's Diaz's third player of the week award this season.