Alcorn State Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alcorn State forward Deshaw Andrews has been named SWAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week following outstanding performances versus Mississippi Valley State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Andrews led Alcorn State to a 2-0 week on the road by averaging 24.0 points per game. Both of Alcorn State’s wins were convincing with a 105-73 victory over MVSU, followed by an 82-54 win over UAPB.

The York, South Carolina native turned in a career night against the Golden Lions with a career-high 30 points. That performance came after he scored 18 points against Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.

Andrews was a scorching hot 9-for-12 from three-point range in the two games and 9-for-10 from the free-throw line. He shot 15-for-23 (.652) from the field. Alcorn State has won three consecutive games, and also three straight road contests.

Other notable performances:

Bryson Etienne (TSU) averaged 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4.5 assists as TSU finished its first road trip of SWAC play with a 2-0 mark. He shot 42 percent from the field and 81.3 percent (13-of-16) from the free-throw line. Etienne scored a career-high 27 points at Jackson State and also had a career-high in assists (5) while posting three straight games with 6 rebounds.

Tristan Jarrett (JSU) tallied 32 points (16.0 ppg) and 10 rebounds (5.0 rpg) in two games including 15 points, and two rebounds in Saturday’s matchup with Texas Southern and 17 points and eight rebounds versus Prairie View on Monday.

Tobi Ewuosho (ASU) led Alabama State to its first road win of the season and its second conference win with a 65-56 victory over in-state rival Alabama A&M on Saturday. The senior converted on all six of his free throws to help key the Hornets to victory; while leading the team in scoring, rebounding and assists in the game. The senior has scored in double figures in 15-of-18 games this season and continues to lead Alabama State in scoring and rebounding for the year.

Courtesy: SWAC


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