Nicholls’ Ty Gordon makes conference history with 4th straight Southland Men’s Basketball Weekly honor
Fifth-year guard extends 20-point scoring streak to seven games
FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Ty Gordon is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Weekly awards are presented by GEICO.
Becoming the first student-athlete in league history to win four-straight weekly awards, Gordon extended his 20-point scoring streak to seven games with a career-high 29 points in the Colonels’ 104-90 loss to Purdue last Wednesday. His career-best nine made three-pointers set a Mackey Arena record and went down as the most made by an opponent against the Boilermakers.
Nicholls (8-6) opens play in the Southland Tip-Off Event against UIW at 7:30 p.m. CT Thursday from the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.
Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Ty Gordon, Nicholls – Graduate Student – Guard – Tunica, Miss.
Registering his 10th 20-point outing of the season, Gordon connected on nine three-pointers to help the Colonels go toe-to-toe with No. 3 Purdue. He finished the contest with a game-high 29 points to go with five assists and two rebounds.
Gordon drilled his final three-point attempt of the first half and the first four from long range in the second period to make him 8-of-11 from three in the first 29 minutes. He finished with 17 of his 29 points in the second half ot he 104-90 shootout. Over his last seven games, Gordon is averaging 25.7 points per game on 49.2 percent shooting and six three-pointers per game at a 49.4 percent clip.
This marks Gordon’s fifth weekly award of the season and the seventh of his career, both matching the conference record.
Honorable Mention: Stephen Faramade, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Myles Lewis, McNeese; Carvell Teasett, Northwestern State.
2021-22 Southland Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Jan. 3 – Ty Gordon, Nicholls
Dec. 27 – Ty Gordon, Nicholls
Dec. 20 – Ty Gordon, Nicholls
Dec. 13 – Ty Gordon, Nicholls
Dec. 6 – Isaac Mushila, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Nov. 29 – Derek St. Hilaire, New Orleans
Nov. 22 – Isaac Mushila, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Nov. 15 – Ty Gordon, Nicholls
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