Men's Basketball

Ebony Rowe named Player of the Week

Wildcats guard A'dia Mathies (1) pulled in loose ball past Middle Tennessee forward Ebony Rowe. Rowe earned Player of the Week honors for her play against No. 6 Kentucky.
Wildcats guard A'dia Mathies (1) pulled in loose ball past Middle Tennessee forward Ebony Rowe. Rowe earned Player of the Week honors for her play against No. 6 Kentucky. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Middle Tennessee's Ebony Rowe was tabbed the Sun Belt Women's Basketball Player of the Week after lifting her team to a 2-0 start in Sun Belt action and arguably the biggest win in school history with a victory over No. 6 Kentucky.

The Lexington native averaged a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds in the 3-0 run. The pre-season Sun Belt co-Player of the Year posted a double-double in each game, raising her season total to nine and her career amount to 25 entering 2012.

EKU's Jones gets OVC honors

Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball guard Jaron Jones, a former Bryan Station standout, came away with adidas OVC Player of the Week honors following victories over Austin Peay and Tennessee State last week.

Jones paced Eastern Kentucky in scoring in both games last week. The senior from Lexington shot 69.6 percent from the floor (16-of-23) during the two games last week and currently ranks second in the OVC in field goal percentage for the season (57.8 percent).

Austin Peay 66, Eastern Kentucky 63: Eastern Kentucky rallied after a dismal start but couldn't hold off Austin Peay State.

With a one-point APSU lead, Whitney Hanley, a Bullitt East graduate, connected on two free throws with 12 seconds left. EKU's Carla Booth (Sheldon Clark) missed a three-pointer with three seconds left that would have tied the game.

The Lady Colonels finished with 20 turnovers, compared to 16 for the Lady Govs.

Men

Campbellsville 85, Union, Tenn. 80: Cedric Henderson scored 21 points to lead Campbellsville (11-3) over visiting Union, Tenn. (7-6). Henderson also had eight assists and seven steals.

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