MEN’S BASKETBALL: Memphis’ Lawson named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – University of Memphis sophomore Dedric Lawson earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, registering 22.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in a pair of contests for the Tigers.
The Memphis, Tenn., native posted 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists against Monmouth, hitting 5-of-13 shots overall and 7-for-9 at the foul line. He followed that with 26 points, 12 boards and four assists in an overtime victory at Oklahoma, playing 43 of the game’s 45 minutes versus the Sooners.
Lawson made 10-of-17 shots in the contest and all five free throws for his ninth double-double of the season, tied for most in Division I. He is averaging 20.9 points and 11.2 rebounds along with 3.7 assists per outing.
2016-17 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 17 – Matthew Butler, UT Martin
November 22 – Josh Robinson, Austin Peay
November 29 – Dedric Lawson, Memphis
December 6 – Evan Bradds, Belmont
December 13 – Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Belmont’s Maggard earns TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont University’s Darby Maggard garnered Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, recording 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in a pair of games for the Bruins.
The Larwill, Ind., native knocked down a season-high seven 3-pointers, including three in the fourth quarter, netting 23 points with eight assists in a 75-74 loss at Minnesota. The sophomore guard posted 15 points, six rebounds and four assists in an overtime victory over IUPUI.
Maggard leads the Bruins with 14.4 points and 5.7 assists per game in 12 outings this season.
2016-17 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 17 – Jada Smith, Union University
November 22 – Bella Taylor, University of the South
November 29 – Jada Smith, Union University
December 6 – Whitney Mitchell, King University
December 13 – Samantha Reeves, Christian Brothers