Lofton Wins SEC Player of the Week

    
November 20th, 2006

SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chris Lofton, Tennessee
G * 6-2 * 200 * Jr. * Maysville, Ky.

* Lofton scored 30 points for the third time in his career when he reached the mark in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Tennessee's 78-71 win against Fordham.
* He scored 19 points in the first half against the Rams, shooting 5-of-10 from three-point range, 7-of-8 from the line while totaling four steals.
* Lofton led Tennessee in scoring two of the three games, scoring 17 points in UT's 87-75 win versus UNC-Wilmington and totaling 19 points against Coppin State.
* He finished the week with 999 career points after entering the Coppin State game with 980 points.

Lofton's Season Stats
PPG RPG APG BPG SPG
18.0 1.8 0.8 0.0 2.8

SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Brandis Raley-Ross, South Carolina
G * 6-2 * 195 * Fr. * Gastonia, N.C.

* Raley-Ross helped lead South Carolina to two wins last week, including an 80-74 overtime win at Southern Cal.
* He scored double-figures in each game, including 17 points against both Southern Cal and Lipscomb.
* In the road win over Southern Cal, he also grabbed nine rebounds and knocked down three 3-pointers.
* Raley-Ross is the first freshman to score double-figures in three straight games for South Carolina since Tre' Kelley (Feb. 11-21, 2004).

Ross' Season Stats
PPG RPG APG BPG SPG
13.8 5.8 1.3 0.0 1.0

- From SEC Media Relations -