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Hipp earns MIAC weekly honor

Hipp (Jr., Little Canada, Minn.) averaged a double-double for the week while shooting over 71 percent from the field as he led the Hamline University men’s basketball team to a 3-0 week. He also joined the 1,000 career point club in the process.

He averaged 26.7 ppg, 10.7 rpg, three blocks per game and shot 71.4 percent (30-42) from the field. He also made 80.0 percent of his free throws (20-25).

In Monday night’s 86-83 win over Concordia, Hipp tallied 22 points and pulled down six boards He then had 29 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocks in an 87-71 win over a Bethel team that had won three straight and five of six. In the 66-63 win over second-place Gustavus, Hipp again had 29 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

Against Gustavus with the score tied at 60-60 with 2:22 play an 998 career points, Hipp was fouled on a lay-up attempt. He drained both shots to go up 62-60 and hit the 1,000 career point milestone. 30 seconds later he made a lay-up, was fouled in the process, and converted the three-point play to put the Pipers up 65-60.

This is the second time this season that Hipp has earned this honor.

Hamline is currently in third place in the conference standings, trailing Gustavus by half a game. The Pipers are now 15-7, 11-6 MIAC and will play at Saint John's on Wednesday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m.