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Week 9: Men's Basketball Players of the Week

341 days ago
SEC Staff
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SEC Player of the Week - Auburn's Mustapha Heron

Heron, a 6-foot-5, 218-pound sophomore guard from Waterbury, Conn., averaged 16.5 points, and 5.5 rebounds in wins at No. 23 Tennessee and against No. 22 Arkansas. It is the first time Auburn has earned back-to-back victories against ranked SEC opponents since 1958. Heron had 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and an assist at Tennessee. He then followed that up with 17 points and six rebounds against Arkansas. Auburn was +19 with Heron on the court during the week and is +162 on the season (+10.8 per game). Heron and his teammates finished the week on a 12-game winning streak, the longest streak by a Tiger team since the 1999-2000 campaign.

SEC Freshman of the Week - LSU's Tremont Waters

Waters, a 5-foot-11, 167-pound guard from New Haven, Conn., averaged 19.5 points, eight rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals against 17th-ranked Kentucky and at No. 11 Texas A&M. Waters made two treys from 30-plus feet in the final 12 seconds to beat Texas A&M Saturday in College Station. The first came with LSU down five and 12 seconds left. The game winner came after A&M missed two free throws and an LSU timeout with 3.0 to play. Waters hit a 35-footer over two Aggies with 0.7 on the clock to give LSU the win.