SEC Player of the Week - Missouri forward Jeremiah Tilmon, a 6-foot-10, 252-pound sophomore from East St. Louis, Illinois, averaged 19.5 points and 11 rebounds in wins over Xavier and Illinois. Tilmon scored a career-high 23 points vs. Xavier behind a career-best 10 made field goals while grabbing 10 rebounds. He added 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and matched his career-high with 12 rebounds vs. Illinois all while battling flu-like symptoms. Tilmon continues to shoot at a blistering pace, shooting 65.4 percent last week and a team-high 56.7 percent for the season. He's made 24 of his last 36 field goal attempts after making 17-of-26 this past week.
SEC Freshman of the Week - Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound freshman from Cartersville, Ga., had eight steals, seven points, four rebounds and three assists in a win over No. 9 North Carolina. His eight steals tied UK's single-game steals record (Rajon Rondo and Wayne Turner). He also tied career marks for points and rebounds while playing a career-best 31 minutes.