Nicholls guard Ty Gordon tabbed season’s first Southland Basketball Player of the Week

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Ty Gordon, Nicholls

Senior guard paces Colonel offense in opening contests

FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls guard Ty Gordon is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Weekly awards are presented by GEICO.

The fifth-year guard averaged a team-best 18.3 points per game on 59.6 percent shooting in the opening week of the season, which included a win over perennial Missouri Valley power Northern Iowa and a pair of victories over Carver College.

Gordon scored 11 consecutive points in a three-minute stretch to push the Colonels to the triumph over UNI, and he capped the week with 18 points at No. 8 Baylor on Monday. Nicholls (3-1) faces another tough test against a Big 12 foe in the Lone Star State against TCU at 7 p.m. CT Thursday.

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Ty Gordon, Nicholls – Senior – Guard – Tunica, Miss.
The defending Southland Newcomer of the Year picked up right where he left off with a team-high 19 points in a season-opening 62-58 win over Northern Iowa. With Nicholls leading by two with just over six minutes to play, Gordon went on a hot stretch, scoring the team’s next 11 points to push the lead to 13 at the 2:52 mark.

In Friday’s first showdown with Carver College, he put on a shooting clinic, hitting 8-of-9 shots from the field and 4-of-5 from three en route to a game-high 21 points. Gordon also dished out five assists. He followed with a 7-of-12 shooting performance on Saturday with 15 points and four steals.

In Monday’s loss to Baylor, he converted half his attempts from the field (7-for-14) for a team-high 18 points. Gordon averaged 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and two steals on the week. This marks his third weekly honor in the past two seasons.

Honorable Mention: Kendal Coleman, Northwestern State; Derek St. Hilaire, New Orleans; Myles Smith, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

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