Mizzou Basketball's Jordan Clarkson earns his third SEC Player of the Week honor
From the University of Missouri
Missouri Basketball junior guard Jordan Clarkson was named the
Southeastern Conference's Player of the Week on Monday, earning the
weekly honor for
the third time this season.
has led No. 25 Mizzou to an 11-1 start, including a thrilling, 68-64,
road win at North Carolina State on Saturday night. The win was just
ever on the road in ACC country, accompanying an 87-73 win at Maryland
on Jan. 24, 1989.
scored a team-leading 21 points and dished four assists with just one
turnover in the win at PNC Arena. Clarkson was masterful in the final
11 of his 21 points to help eliminate a 53-43 deficit and lift the
Tigers to the four-point win.
banked home a three-pointer to ignite an 11-1 run to tie the game. He
then gave Missouri its first lead of the night on a three-point play
with 3:50 remaining.
His second three-pointer countered a Ralston Turner trey and put Mizzou
back up, 60-59, with 2:55 left. The San Antonio native concluded his
11-point surge with two free throws with just 19 seconds left to push
Missouri's lead to 65-62.
is the SEC's first three-time winner of the Player of the Week honor
this year. He also won the recognition on Nov. 18 following a 31-point
Southern Illinois and on Dec. 9 after averaging 23.0 points, 5.0
rebounds and 5.0 assists in wins against West Virginia and UCLA.
to be overlooked was strong play from Jabari Brown, Earnest Ross,
Johnathan Williams, III and Ryan Rosburg. Rosburg helped the Tigers win
the battle on the boards
for the ninth time this year, as did Williams, who had 10 points and
seven rebounds. Ross contributed his first double-double of the season
with 11 points and a career high-tying 13 rebounds and Brown again
showed his mettle late in the ball game, hitting a
back-breaking trey to put Mizzou up 63-62 with less than a minute to go.
It was the second consecutive game the Oakland native has hit a
late-game triple with the Tigers trailing in the final seconds. Brown
finished with 17 points and three boards.
returns to action on Saturday afternoon at 4p.m. against an improving
Long Beach State club. The 49ers have won three straight games thanks to
of former UCLA guard Tyler Lamb. Lamb is averaging 22.0 points in his
three games with LBSU and has helped the club to wins over USC and a
road win at Nevada.
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