Men's Basketball Players of the Week: Jan. 30
SEC Player of the Week
Zakai Zeigler, Tennessee
Zeigler, a 5-foot-9, 171-pound sophomore from Long Island, N.Y., averaged 16.5 points, 8.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.5 rebounds in wins over Georgia and No. 10 Texas. He recorded his third-career double-double with 22 points and a career-high-tying 10 assists in the win over Texas. Via scoring and assists, accounted for 45 of Tennessee's 82 points against the Longhorns. His performance was just the seventh time in program history that a player had 20 or more points and 10 or more assists in a game. Zeigler led the Vols in scoring and assists against Georgia with 11 points and seven assists-accounting for 25 total points in the winning effort. Also recorded four steals on the defensive end.
SEC Freshman of the Week
Cason Wallace, Kentucky
Wallace, a 6-foot-4, 193-pound freshman from Dallas, Texas, averaged 12 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.5 steals against Vanderbilt and No. 9 Kansas. The games were Wallace's 11th and 12th double-figure scoring games of the season. Wallace also notched five steals against Kansas, marking his second-highest total this season and the fourth time he's tallied four or more thefts in a game.