Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Centre College's Tucker Sine Named SAA Player of the Week

Centre College's Tucker Sine was named SAA Player of the Week on Monday.

Sine exploded for a career-high 36 points in a win over Berry on Sunday.

Here's a release from CC:

ATLANTA (CentreColonels.com) – The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) announced its basketball Player of the Week awards on Monday afternoon for games through Sunday, Feb. 6, with Centre sophomore guard Tucker Sine (Bowling Green, Ky.) garnering Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors.

This marks the first Player of the Week accolade for the first-place Colonels this season. With wins over Oglethorpe and Berry this weekend, Centre has now won five consecutive games to improve to 13-7 overall and 9-2 in SAA play.

Sine averaged 21.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in a pair of wins during the week for the Colonels. The Bowling Green, Ky. native finished with a career-high 36 points in an 84-68 victory over Berry on Sunday afternoon, connecting on 11-of-17 field goals including 6-of-10 from behind the arc in the win. In addition, Sine was 8-of-11 from the charity stripe to go with nine rebounds for Centre, helping the Colonels to their season-best fifth consecutive victory.

The 6'2'' guard paces Centre and ranks fourth in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) in scoring, averaging 15.3 points per game. He also paces the league in free throw shooting at 87.8 percent (72-of-82), while sitting third in the conference and ninth in Division III in 3-point shooting percentage, sinking 48.1 percent (52-of-108) of shots from behind the arc.

Sine has scored in double-figures in 15 contests this season, highlighted by five 20-point performances and a pair of 30-point showings. He is also averaging 14.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest in conference games.

Sine and the Colonels return to action on Friday night traveling to Memphis for a pivotal SAA showdown with second-place Rhodes (11-10, 8-3 SAA) at 8 p.m. CT.

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