MEN’S BASKETBALL: Tennessee’s Williams named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s Grant Williams earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades Tuesday, averaging 21.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a pair of games for the Vols.
The Charlotte, N.C., native recorded 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting with nine boards, four assists and three blocks against Louisville in the NIT Season Tip-Off. The junior made 6-of-9 at the foul line in the 92-81 victory.
He finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals in an overtime loss against second-ranked Kansas, connecting on 6-of-13 field goals with one 3-pointer and making 5-for-6 at the charity stripe.
Williams leads the SEC with 21.6 points per game while ranking second in field goal percentage (.597), fourth in rebounding (8.4) and eighth in assists (4.2).
2018-19 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Tyree Boykin, Union University
November 20 – Grant Teichmann, Carson-Newman
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Tennessee’s Davis garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s Rennia Davis posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors Tuesday, earning MVP honors at the Junkanoo Jam while averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two wins for the Lady Vols.
The Jacksonville, Fla., native collected 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and four steals in a victory over Clemson, hitting 6-of-13 field goals overall in 26 minutes of action.
The sophomore made three consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, helping UT outscore UAB, 19-9, in the period to force overtime in a win against the Blazers in the championship game. She finished with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, adding seven boards and three assists, keeping the Lady Vols undefeated.
Davis is averaging 13.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game this season for Tennessee.
2018-19 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
November 20 – Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman