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Week 8: Men's Basketball Players of the Week

471 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Arkansas Athletics

SEC Player of the Week - Arkansas' Daryl Macon

Macon a 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior guard from Little Rock, Ark., averaged 24.5 points, 5.5 assists and three rebounds in wins over CSU Bakersfield and No. 19 Tennessee. He led Arkansas over No. 19 Tennessee with a career-high 33 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including 5-of-9 from behind the arc. It was his fifth effort of 4+ three pointers in a game this season, including three of the last four games. It was his second 30-point game of his career. Macon scored 13 of Arkansas' program record 22 points in overtime against Tennessee, going 3-of-3 from the floor, including a perfect 6-of-6 from the line.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Alabama's John Petty

Petty, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard from Huntsville, Ala., had 18 points, four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in leading the Crimson Tide to a win over fifth-ranked Texas A&M. Petty made 60 percent (6-of-10) of his field goals, including 55.6 percent (5-of-9) of his shots from 3-point range. The victory marked the first time the Crimson Tide defeated an Associated Press top-5 opponent since March 20, 2004, when UA topped then-No. 1 Stanford, 70-67, in the NCAA tournament.