Tennessee's Schofield, Westbrook earn TSWA weekly awards

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Tennessee’s Schofield named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades Tuesday, netting 30 points with six rebounds in a 76-73 victory against top-ranked Gonzaga.

The Zion, Ill., native made a career-best six 3-pointers in the contest. The senior recorded 25 points in the second half on 10-of-17 shooting with five triples. He scored the final 11 points of the game for the Vols with three 3-pointers, as Tennessee overcame a nine-point deficit in the final six minutes to post the win.

Schofield posts 17.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while handing out 25 assists and leading the club in 3-pointers made this season (19) through eight games.

2018-19 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Tyree Boykin, Union University
November 20 – Grant Teichmann, Carson-Newman
November 27 – Grant Williams, Tennessee
December 4 – Chris Porter-Bunton, Austin Peay

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Tennessee’s Westbrook garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Tennessee’s Evina Westbrook posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors Tuesday, averaging 21.5 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a pair of wins for the Lady Vols.

The Salem, Ore., native registered 20 points with four assists, three rebounds and two steals in a home win against Stetson, hitting all nine attempts at the foul line. She netted 14 points during the third quarter, helping UT turn a 20-point deficit into a two-point lead.

The sophomore made 8-of-15 shots from the floor with three 3-pointers, adding six assists and three rebounds in a victory over Texas. It marked her fourth consecutive 20-point outing and the Lady Vols won in Austin for the first time since 2012.

Westbrook posted nine of her 23 points during the second quarter, again helping her club erase an early deficit and take a 40-35 lead at the half. She is averaging 16.6 points, 4.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game this season for Tennessee.

2018-19 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
November 20 – Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman
November 27 – Rennia Davis, Tennessee
December 4 – Klaire Varney, Maryville College

 

APSU's Porter-Bunton, Maryville's Varney earn TSWA weekly honors

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Austin Peay’s Porter-Bunton named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Austin Peay’s Chris Porter-Bunton earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades Tuesday, registering 16.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of road victories for the Govs.

The Bowling Green, Ky., native posted 16 points and 15 rebounds in an overtime victory at Troy. The senior forward made a layup and then gathered a steal and an assist for another basket before hitting two free throws, helping force overtime against the Trojans. APSU secured its first true non-conference road victory since 2015.

Porter-Bunton followed that with 16 points and five boards at Alabama A&M, making all six shot attempts versus the Bulldogs. He made 12-of-20 shots overall in the two outings and is averaging 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds through eight contests.

2018-19 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Tyree Boykin, Union University
November 20 – Grant Teichmann, Carson-Newman
November 27 – Grant Williams, Tennessee

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Maryville’s Varney garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Maryville College’s Klaire Varney posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors Tuesday, averaging 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 5.0 steals in two games for the Scots.

The Crossville, Tenn., native netted 23 points with nine rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes versus Huntingdon College. She made 9-of-12 at the foul line in the contest while shooting 7-for-18 overall against the Hawks.

The sophomore guard connected on 8-of-16 shots and finished with 21 points, six boards, six assists and eight steals (career-high) in a victory over LaGrange College.

Varney is averaging 16.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.8 steals per game, leading the club in points, assists and steals through six games.

2018-19 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
November 20 – Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman
November 27 – Rennia Davis, Tennessee

 

Tennessee's Williams, Davis garner TSWA Player of the Week accolades

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Tennessee’s Williams named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Tennessee’s Grant Williams earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades Tuesday, averaging 21.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a pair of games for the Vols.

The Charlotte, N.C., native recorded 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting with nine boards, four assists and three blocks against Louisville in the NIT Season Tip-Off. The junior made 6-of-9 at the foul line in the 92-81 victory.

He finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals in an overtime loss against second-ranked Kansas, connecting on 6-of-13 field goals with one 3-pointer and making 5-for-6 at the charity stripe.

Williams leads the SEC with 21.6 points per game while ranking second in field goal percentage (.597), fourth in rebounding (8.4) and eighth in assists (4.2).

2018-19 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Tyree Boykin, Union University
November 20 – Grant Teichmann, Carson-Newman

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Tennessee’s Davis garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Tennessee’s Rennia Davis posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors Tuesday, earning MVP honors at the Junkanoo Jam while averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two wins for the Lady Vols.

The Jacksonville, Fla., native collected 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and four steals in a victory over Clemson, hitting 6-of-13 field goals overall in 26 minutes of action.

The sophomore made three consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, helping UT outscore UAB, 19-9, in the period to force overtime in a win against the Blazers in the championship game. She finished with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, adding seven boards and three assists, keeping the Lady Vols undefeated.

Davis is averaging 13.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game this season for Tennessee.

2018-19 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
November 20 – Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman

TSWA recognizes college players of the week - Nov. 21

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FOOTBALL: Middle Tennessee’s Stockstill, UT Martin’s Gilleylen earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Middle Tennessee’s Brent Stockstill and UT Martin’s James Gilleylen were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for their efforts in contests from November 12-18.

Stockstill completed 30-of-33 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns for the Blue Raiders at Kentucky. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native was even more impressive in the second half, completing 20-of-21 for 166 yards and two touchdowns.

The 90.9 completion percentage was the second best in a single game in Middle Tennessee history and moved him into third nationally in completion percentage this season at 70.8. The three touchdowns ran his career total to 101, third-most in Conference USA history and tied for 23rd all-time in NCAA history with former Missouri QB Chase Daniel. Stockstill also moved into seventh on C-USA’s passing yardage list with 11,542.

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Gilleylen posted a game-high 11 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack in UT Martin’s overtime loss at Tennessee State. The Tupelo, Miss., native registered five stops with 1.5 tackles for loss in the second quarter and added three tackles with 1.0 tackles for loss in the third period. The redshirt senior tallied a pass breakup and a sack in the fourth quarter.

Gilleylen finished the season with a team-leading 89 tackles, including 13.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, along with two pass deflections, two pass breakups and four quarterback hurries.

2018 TSWA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 5 – Brady White, Memphis (Offense); Aaron White, Cumberland University (Defense)
September 11 – Dresser Winn, UT Martin (Offense); Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman (Defense)
September 19 – Jordan Shippy, Tusculum University (Offense); Alonzo Houston, Carson-Newman (Defense)
September 25 – Darrell Henderson, Memphis (Offense); Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman (Defense)
October 2 – Bailey Fisher, Tennessee Tech (Offense); Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman (Defense)
October 10 – Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee (Offense); Jovante Moffatt, Middle Tennessee (Defense)
October 16 – Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee (Offense); Jordan Griffin, Vanderbilt (Defense)
October 24 – Dezmon Huntley, Cumberland University (Offense); Desmond Fairell, Carson-Newman (Defense)
October 30 – Lor’renzo Pratt, Tusculum College (Offense); Reed Blankenship, Middle Tennessee (Defense)
November 13 – Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee (Offense); Darrell Taylor, Tennessee (Defense)

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Carson-Newman’s Teichmann named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Carson-Newman’s Grant Teichmann earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades, averaging 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists with one double-double in two victories for the Eagles.

The Brentwood, Tenn., native made four 3-pointers and netted 16 points while handing out 11 assists and grabbing six rebounds in a victory against Lees-McRae, only the third player in the last 12 years to post a points-assists double-double at Carson-Newman.

The senior guard followed that with 26 points, eight boards and four assists in a one-point win at King University. He made 9-of-12 shots overall with three 3-pointers and was 5-for-5 at the foul line against the Tornado.

Teichmann is averaging 17.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists through four games this season.

2018-19 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Tyree Boykin, Union University

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Carson-Newman’s Marosites garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Carson-Newman’s Kayla Marosites posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors, registering 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in two wins for the Eagles.

The Elizabethton, Tenn., native posted 14 points and 10 rebounds in a victory at Georgia College, hitting 6-of-7 at the foul line. The junior guard then collected 23 points, five boards and three assists in a win at North Georgia College & State University, connecting on 10-of-16 shots overall.

2018-19 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman

College players of the week named by TSWA - Nov. 13

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FOOTBALL: Middle Tennessee’s Stockstill, Tennessee’s Taylor earn TSWA weekly awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Middle Tennessee’s Brent Stockstill and Tennessee’s Darrell Taylor were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for their efforts in contests from November 5-11.

Stockstill completed 31-of-40 passes for 352 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-32 victory at UTEP. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native tossed TD throws of 13, 25, 18 and 60 yards, the last one early in the fourth quarter to Gatlin Casey, staking the Blue Raiders to a 42-18 lead.

It marked the 17th career 300-yard passing game for Stockstill, who moved into fifth place on the all-time passing yards list in Conference USA, and pushed his career TD pass total to 98, which ranks fourth all-time in C-USA history. He has completed 220-of-320 passes this year for 2,298 yards with 21 touchdowns and five interceptions.

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Taylor posted seven tackles with 4.0 sacks while forcing and recovering a fumble in Tennessee’s 24-7 victory over Kentucky. The Waverly, Va., native collected a pair of sacks in the second quarter and his sack of UK’s Terry Wilson early in the fourth period included forcing and recovering a fumble.

The redshirt junior added his fourth sack later in the final quarter, becoming just the third player in UT history to record four sacks in a game, joining Reggie White (1983 vs. The Citadel) and Corey Miller (2013 at Kentucky). Tennessee held the Wildcats to just 77 rushing yards and 262 yards of total offense in the contest.

Taylor has 28 tackles with 8.0 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks along with two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries this season.

2018 TSWA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 5 – Brady White, Memphis (Offense); Aaron White, Cumberland University (Defense)
September 11 – Dresser Winn, UT Martin (Offense); Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman (Defense)
September 19 – Jordan Shippy, Tusculum University (Offense); Alonzo Houston, Carson-Newman (Defense)
September 25 – Darrell Henderson, Memphis (Offense); Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman (Defense)
October 2 – Bailey Fisher, Tennessee Tech (Offense); Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman (Defense)
October 10 – Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee (Offense); Jovante Moffatt, Middle Tennessee (Defense)
October 16 – Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee (Offense); Jordan Griffin, Vanderbilt (Defense)
October 24 – Dezmon Huntley, Cumberland University (Offense); Desmond Fairell, Carson-Newman (Defense)
October 30 – Lor’renzo Pratt, Tusculum College (Offense); Reed Blankenship, Middle Tennessee (Defense)

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Union’s Boykin named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Union University’s Tyree Boykin earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades, averaging 36.0 points and connecting on 13 3-pointers in wins against Spring Hill and LeMoyne-Owen.

The Clarksville, Tenn., native netted 43 points against Spring Hill, hitting 16-of-25 field goals overall and 8-for-12 from 3-point range. He added two rebounds and four steals in the regular season opening win for the Bulldogs.

The sophomore guard collected 29 points in a victory over LeMoyne-Owen, making 11-of-17 shots overall and 5-for-8 from behind the arc. He recorded four rebounds and two assists as well for Union.

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Carson-Newman’s Wester garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Carson-Newman’s Mika Wester posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors, registering 21.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in a pair of victories for the Eagles.

The Newport, Tenn., native made 11-of-14 shots with a pair of 3-pointers, finishing with 26 points against USC Aiken in the regular season opener for Carson-Newman. She added five rebounds and a pair of assists.

The senior followed that with 17 points and seven boards versus Lander University, connecting on 7-of-13 field goals.