MEN’S BASKETBALL: Belmont’s Windler named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont University’s Dylan Windler earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, averaging 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a pair of wins for the Bruins.
The Indianapolis, Ind., native netted 21 points, six boards and five assists against Murray State in a 79-72 victory, hitting 6-of-14 shots overall and 5-for-8 from 3-point range. Belmont overcame a halftime deficit en route to the win.
Windler followed that with a career-high 31 points versus Austin Peay, connecting on 11-of-16 shots overall. He made 7-for-9 from beyond the arc and registered eight rebounds and five assists as well.
Windler is averaging 17.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game this season, ranking first in the OVC in rebounding and third in scoring.
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
December 12 – Fatodd Lewis, UT Martin
December 19 – Amanze Egekeze, Belmont
December 27 – Nick King, Middle Tennessee
January 3 – Averyl Ugba, Austin Peay
January 9 – Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
January 16 – Jeremiah Martin, Memphis
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Union’s Shumpert garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Union University’s Chelsey Shumpert earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, recording 27.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game in three victories for the Bulldogs.
The Paducah, Ky., native netted a career-best 35 points versus Valdosta State, making 11-of-19 shots overall and 8-for-12 from 3-point range in the win. She added nine rebounds and six assists.
The senior guard posted 30 points, nine boards and six assists at West Alabama, connecting on 9-of-17 shots and 6-of-11 from behind the arc. Shumpert scored 17 points with four caroms and four assists at Montevallo to conclude the week.
She made 17-of-30 shots from 3-point range in the three outings as well as 15-of-21 at the foul line. Shumpert is averaging 24.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game this season for Union.
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
December 12 – Kendall Spray, UT Martin
December 19 – Ant’Treasia Patton, Cumberland University
December 27 – Kylee Smith, Belmont
January 3 – Sally McCabe, Belmont
January 9 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University
January 16 – Jada Perkins, Union University