MEN’S BASKETBALL: Austin Peay’s Ugba named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay’s Averyl Ugba earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Wednesday, posting 19.0 points and 10.5 rebounds with a pair of double-doubles in two wins for the Govs.
The Silver Spring, Md., native scored 13 of his 15 first-half points in a 28-9 run, including eight straight to begin the spurt en route to a career-best 21 points at SIU Edwardsville. He made 9-of-16 shots overall and added 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
The senior forward followed that with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting with 11 boards at Eastern Illinois. Ugba is averaging 12.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this season for Austin Peay.
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
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Belmont’s McCabe garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont’s Sally McCabe earned Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Wednesday, averaging 20.0 points and 9.0 rebounds with one double-double in a pair of victories for the Bruins.
The Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native scored a season-best 22 points, connecting on 10-of-16 shots with six rebounds and three blocks at Southeast Missouri. She tied her career-high with the 10 field goals made in the contest.
The senior netted 18 points with 12 boards at UT Martin, hitting a pair of 3-pointers and making 7-of-14 shots overall. It marked her second double-double of the season and 20th of her career.
McCabe is averaging 15.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game this season for the Bruins.
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