Denzel Mahoney of Southeast dribbles the ball during a game between Southeast Missouri State University and UT Martin Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Southeast won 90-61. (Andrew J. Whitaker)
For the fifth time in six weeks, Southeast Missouri State men's basketball guard Denzel Mahoney has been named Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Mahoney earned the honor after finishing with 17 points in SEMO's 90-61 win over UT Martin on Saturday at the Show Me Center. He was one of five Redhawks who scored in double figures, shooting 5 of 11 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line. Mahoney also hauled in five rebounds and had four assists and a steal in 30 minutes of action.
It's the 23rd double-digit scoring effort this season from Mahoney, who's averaging a team-leading 16.6 points per game in conference play.
Austin Peay's Jon Murry and Belmont's Evan Bradds were each named Co-Players of the Week, while Murray State's Jonathan Stark picked up honors as Newcomer of the Week.
Southeast will square off against Murray State for first place in the OVC West Division at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Show Me Center.