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APSU’s Chris Horton earns Tennessee Sports Writers Association weekly award again


Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University sophomore center Chris Horton has been named the Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association after registering a pair of double-doubles in Ohio Valley Conference-opening weekend action.

APSU's Chris Horton

On Monday, Horton was named College Sports Madness OVC Player of the Week.  It also is the second time this season Horton has earned the TSWA award.

The 6-foot-8 center posted 16 points with 12 rebounds and a school-record eight blocked shots in an 81-68 victory against UT Martin, Thursday.

The Decatur, GA, native added 21 points, 12 boards and three more blocks Saturday in an 80-74 win versus Southeast Missouri. It was his season’s eighth double-double.

Horton connected on 14-of-25 shots in the two outings and made 7-of-8 free throws against SEMO. He is averaging 14.3 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game this season. The Govs travel to rival Murray State, 7:30pm, Saturday, in their only contest this week.




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