This is Armelin's third postseason honor.
Armelin becomes the fourth Golden Eagle to be named a finalist.
Chip Armelin and Matt Bingaya scored 18 of Southern Miss' final 20 points.
Armelin's 16 points lead the Golden Eagles.
Men's Basketball falls to FIU in overtime, 73-71; Credit: USA Today
Men's Basketball vs Marshall
NCAA Basketball: Middle Tennessee State at Southern Mississippi (USATSI)
Men's Basketball vs. LSU; photos by Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Men's Basketball vs Spring Hill
2014-15 (r-Sr.): Third Team All-Conference USA…Howell Trophy Finalist…Only player to start all 29 games…Was fifth Conference USA in scoring, averaging 15.8 points…Was also second in minutes played (35.2) and seventh in three-pointers made per game (2.1)…Led Conference USA in conference games in scoring (18.1) and minutes played (38.4)…Also averaged 4.1 rebounds…Became just the 10th player in school history with at least 60 three-pointers in a season, connecting on 61…Finished career ranking in the top-25 in school history in three-pointers (78 – 21st), three-pointers attempted (225 – 19th), three-point field goal percentage (.347 – 22nd) and field goal percentage (.479 – 25th)…Led the team in scoring 15 times, assists eight times and rebounding six times…Had 22 double-figure scoring games…Scored 11 points and had seven rebounds against William Carey (11/14)…Had 13 points and five rebounds versus South Alabama (11/17)…Had a career-high four assists at Alabama (11/20)…Scored 15 points against Troy (11/25)…Had 14 points versus North Dakota State (12/3)…Scored 16 points on four three-pointers at Georgia State (12/21)…Scored 28 points and had six rebounds at LSU (12/29), while setting career-highs in field goals (10) and three-pointers (6)…Was 6-of-8 (75.0%)from three at LSU, the fifth highest three-point percentage in school history…Scored 23 points against Louisiana Tech (1/3)…His performances against LSU and Louisiana Tech earned him his first career Conference USA Player of the Week Award (1/5)…Scored 19 points and had a season-high four steals at UTSA (1/8)…Had 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists versus Middle Tennessee (1/15)…Scored a team-high 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting at Rice (1/22)…Set a career-high with 30 points at North Texas (1/24), while grabbing seven rebounds…Scored 22 points and had a career-high nine rebounds against Western Kentucky (1/31)…Had game-highs of 21 points and four assists at Middle Tennessee (2/5), while grabbing six rebounds…Scored 26 points at UAB (2/7)…Had game-highs of 21 points and eight rebounds against FIU in a career-high 44 minutes…Scored 21 points versus UTSA (2/26)…Had 16 points against UTEP (2/28).
2013-14 (r-Jr.): Saw action in 35 games, making five starts ... Averaged 4.8 points and 1.9 rebounds ... In first career game, scored 10 points and pulled down six rebounds at DePaul (11/13) ... Scored a season-high 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting against William Carey (11/24) ... Made first career start against Morehead State (12/4), scoring 10 points ... Delivered 13 points and a career-high five steals versus St. Catharine (12/14) ... Scored 10 points against Rice (1/16) ... Scored 11 ponts and grabbed six rebounds versus Tulane (2/1) ... Tied a career-high with three assists at Middle Tennessee (2/15).
2012-13 (r-So.): Sat out due to NCAA Transfer Rules.
2011-12 (Minnesota): Averaged 5.2 points and 2.1 rebounds ... Played 12 minutes and scored four points in the season opener against Bucknell (11/11) ... Tied a career-high with three assists and two steals against South Dakota State (11/14) ... Scored 13 points off the bench against Indiana State (11/25) ... Scored eight points versus Appalachian State (12/6) ... Scored seven points at Michigan (1/1) ... Played a career-high 26 minutes against Purdue (1/8), finishing with 12 points ... Scored 14 points and and set a career-high with seven rebounds against Illinois (1/28) ... Scored 15 points and tied a career-high with three assists at Nebraska (2/5) ... Had seven rebounds at Indiana (2/26) ... Set career-highs in points (20), minutes played (30) and tied career-highs in rebounds (7) and steals (2) against Nebraska (3/3).
2010-11 (Minnesota): Averaged 4.4 points and 1.4 rebounds ... Made his debut against Wofford (11/12), scoring 11 points in 12 minutes ... Scored six points versus Cornell (12/4) ... Scored six points and grabbed three rebounds at Michigan State (12/31), Scored seven points and dished out three assists at Purdue (1/29) ... Scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds in 23 minutes versus Ohio State (2/6) ...Scored 12 points against Michigan State (2/22) ... Scored seven points versus Penn State (3/6).
Prep: Played for coach Clint LaBato at Sulphur High School ... Played four years of varsity basketball ... Led the Tors to a 30-6 record as a senior and to the Class 5A quarterfinals ... Also won the District Championship ... Averaged 15.2 points ad 5.2 rebounds as a freshman, 18.0 ppg and 6.0 rpg as a sophomore, 20.5 ppg as a junior and 23.5 ppg and 9.2 rpg as a senior ... Named to the 3-5A All-District First Team three times .. Was named the District 3-5A MVP as a senior ... Was named All-State three times ... Also played football, where he was named All-State his senior year.
Personal: Son of Gerald and Martha Armelin ... Born December 21, 1990 ... Has a sister, Emani ... Cousin Martin Zeno played four years at Texas Tech and in the NBA Development League ... Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.
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