Senior Rob Nelsen helped the men’s basketball team clinch a spot in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament with a big win over La Verne on senior night. The guard put up a career-high 24 points against the Leopards while also grabbing six rebounds. He averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last week, helping the Panthers to their fourth and fifth consecutive wins.
The Irvine, Calif. native shot 52 percent from field goal range last week. He went 4-for-8 from downtown and 7-for-8 from the line, including a perfect four free throws in the win over La Verne. Nelsen is posting career numbers in his final season as a Panther, averaging 15.4 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game.