Oscar Tshiebwe, TyTy Washington take SEC honors: UK Wildcats Basketball News
The Kentucky Wildcats won not one, but two SEC honors this week.
On Monday, forward Oscar Tshiebwe was announced as the Co-SEC Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Tennessee Volunteers forward John Fulkerson.
Additionally, Guardian TyTy Washington is the SEC Freshman of the Week. This is the first time that two Wildcats have won SEC honors in the same week since Immanuel Quickley and Tyrese Maxey on January 13, 2020.
In Kentucky’s 95-60 win over Western Kentucky. Tshiebwe grabbed with 28 rebounds, a Rupp Arena record, to go with 14 points. He was tied for the sixth-most rebounding in UK history and the most in over 45 years, when Mike Phillips caught 28 in an overtime game against Tennessee on 10 January 1976. The 28 rebounds are the most important for any British player. in a regulation match since Dan Issel had 29 against LSU on February 22, 1969.
According to STATS, Tshiebwe’s 28 rebounds are the highest in Division I since Kendall Gray of Delaware state grabbed 30 at Coppin State on March 5, 2015. Tshiebwe’s mark is also tied for fourth most large number of rebounds in a Division I game since the 1996-97 season.
As for Washington, they scored 20 points on a 9/13 shot with six assists. He’s quietly averaging 5.0 assists against 1.8 turnovers per game in his last four games.
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