Vols' Golden Voted SEC Basketball Player Of Week

Monday, December 17, 2012 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

KNOXVILLE -- The Southeastern Conference office announced Monday that Tennessee point guard Trae Golden has been named SEC Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 10-16.

Golden scored a season-high 25 points in UT’s 69-60 win over previously unbeaten and 23rd-ranked Wichita State Thursday, more than doubling his scoring average coming into the game.

In addition to dishing out a game-high five assists, Golden was clutch at the foul line – making 13-of-16 attempts. It was his sixth career 20-point performance and boosted his season scoring average to a team-best 13.3 points per game. The Powder Springs, Ga., native also pulled down a pair of rebounds while helping keep the Volunteers (5-3) undefeated at home this year.

This is the first SEC weekly honor received by a Vol this season, and it is the second such honor of Golden’s career. He also was named SEC Player of the Week on Nov. 14, 2011.

Golden and the Vols are back in action Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET when they host Presbyterian College (2-8) at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will be televised regionally on SportSouth.

For the most up-to-date information about the Tennessee basketball program, visit UTsports.com/basketball and follow @Vol_Hoops on Twitter.

(E-mail Stan Crawley at wscrawley@earthlink.net)


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