Weekly award winners named by TSWA - Dec. 12

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: UT Martin’s Lewis named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– UT Martin’s Fatodd Lewis earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, registering 28.5 points, 15.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists in two outings while recording a triple-double for the Skyhawks.

The Memphis, Tenn., native made 9-of-12 shots and scored 23 points while grabbing 14 rebounds in a victory at Arkansas State, UTM’s first road win of the season. The junior forward then posted the 16th triple-double in OVC history (which dates to 1948), recording 34 points, 16 boards and 12 assists versus Cincinnati-Clermont. He connected on 13-of-26 shots and made 8-for-10 at the foul line.

Lewis became the seventh player in NCAA Division I to record a triple-double this season. He is averaging 14.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 10 games this year for UT Martin.

2017-18 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 14 – Devin Whitfield, Trevecca University
November 21 – Dylan Windler, Belmont
November 28 – Grant Williams, Tennessee
December 5 – Nick King, Middle Tennessee

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: UT Martin’s Spray garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– UT Martin’s Kendall Spray earned Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, averaging 24.5 points and setting a school record for 3-pointers in a single game.

The Lebanon, Tenn., native posted 14 points at Louisville, hitting four triples while adding three rebounds and two assists. The sophomore guard then set a school single-game record for 3-pointers against Rhodes College, connecting on 11-of-18 attempts for a career-best 35 points.

Spray currently leads the nation in 3-point field goals made per game (4.7) and ranks second in total 3-point field goals made (42). She is averaging 18.8 points while shooting 49 percent from 3-point range through nine games this season.

2017-18 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 14 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
November 21 – Haris Price, Carson-Newman
November 28 – Kylee Smith, Belmont
December 5 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University