MEN’S BASKETBALL: UT Martin’s Mobley named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – UT Martin’s Jacolby Mobley earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, netting 31.0 points and connecting on a dozen 3-pointers in a pair of games for the Skyhawks.
The Starkville, Miss., native scored 27 of his career-best 36 points in the first half at Austin Peay before exiting the game with 6:10 remaining because of an injury. He made 12-of-17 shots overall with five 3-pointers and added three assists and three steals in the victory.
The senior guard registered 26 points with a career-best seven triples at Murray State and now leads the conference in 3-pointers per game in league play (4.3). Mobley is averaging 19.2 points per game this season for UTM.
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
December 20 – Dedric Lawson, Memphis
January 3 – Reggie Upshaw, Middle Tennessee
January 10 – Markel Crawford, Memphis
January 17 – Brody Stone, University of the South
January 24 – Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Union’s Gaines earns TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Union University’s Bria Gaines garnered Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, recording a pair of double-doubles and averaging 24.0 points and 13.5 rebounds.
The Chicago, Ill., native collected 18 points and 11 rebounds in a victory at Lee University, hitting 5-of-7 shots from the field and 8-of-10 at the foul line. The junior forward followed that with 30 points and 16 boards at Shorter University, connecting on 13-of-15 attempts from the field.
Gaines has recorded a double-double in four straight games for the Bulldogs and leads the club with 15.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest 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
December 20 – Darby Maggard, Belmont
January 3 – Ty Petty, Middle Tennessee
January 10 – Sally McCabe, Belmont
January 17 – Samantha Reeves, Christian Brothers
January 24 – Alex Johnson, Middle Tennessee