SEC Player of the Week - LSU forward Tari Eason, a 6-foot-8, 216-pound sophomore from Los Angeles, Calif., had a career high of 23 points in the Tigers win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He scored 16 points in the second half as LSU rallied from 34-30 down at halftime to win 69-53, outscoring the Yellow Jackets 39-19 in the final 20 minutes. Converted 9-of-13 (.692) of his field goals and added six rebounds and a pair of steals. Eason is 15-of-22 from the field in the month of December (two games) and 13-of-16 at the free throw line.
SEC Freshman of the Week - South Carolina guard Devin Carter , a 6-foot-3, 188-pound freshman from Miami, Fla., matched his career high with 16 points in Carolina's come-from-behind win over Florida State. Carter hit 4-of-6 attempts from the floor in the second half, including a huge and-1 to pull the Gamecocks to within four of the Florida State lead with 13 minutes to play. Carter also collected seven rebounds, including three on the offensive glass in the win.