NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After averaging 26 points-per-game last week, Lipscomb men’s basketball senior guard Deonte Alexander has been named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week for his efforts.
The Nashville native opened the week with a career-high 29-point effort in a come-from-behind overtime win at Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday night. With only two points at halftime, Alexander went to work in the second half scoring 19 points before scoring the first eight points of overtime to secure the road win for the Bisons.
Alexander followed up his outing against the Eagles with a 23-point effort at Atlantic Sun Conference leader Stetson on Saturday.
For the week, Alexander hit 10-of-18 from beyond the arch and 20-of-34 from the field.
The TSWA award is presented weekly to the top collegiate player in the state of Tennessee.
The Bisons return home on Thursday night hosting Kennesaw State at 6:30 p.m. at Allen Arena. To purchase tickets visit http://www.beherdlu.com or call 615-966-HERD (4373).
2012 TENNESSEE SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – AJ Roberts, Union Univ.
November 20 – Ian Clark, Belmont Univ.
November 27 – Shawn Jones, Middle Tennessee
December 4 – Robert Covington, Tennessee State
December 11 – Hampton Mack, Tennessee Temple
December 19 – Joe Jackson, Memphis
January 3 – Shawn Jones, Middle Tennessee
January 9 – Joe Jackson, Memphis
January 15 – Ian Clark, Belmont Univ.
January 22 – Deonte Alexander, Lipscomb Univ.