State's junior cen­ter hon­ored once again

Starkville Daily News - - SPORTS - By DANNY P. SMITH [email protected]­lynews.com

Mis­sis­sippi State junior cen­ter Teaira McCowan earned a school record fourth Southeastern Con­fer­ence Player of the Week honor on Mon­day.

As far as MSU women's basketball head coach Vic Schae­fer is con­cerned, McCowan could have got­ten it ev­ery week.

Schae­fer says McCowan's “tough­ness” has helped her develop into one of the best cen­ters in the SEC and the na­tion.

“She con­stantly brings it ev­ery night,” Schae­fer said. “When the lights come on, she's been so tough. She bat­tles and com­petes ev­ery pos­ses­sion. For ev­ery re­bound, she is in the mid­dle of it. You are happy to know that hard work and com­mit­ment is pay­ing off for that award. No one is more de­serv­ing in my mind.”

McCowan av­er­aged 18 points, 19 re­bounds and three blocks for the sec­on­dranked Bull­dogs in wins over Auburn and Ken­tucky last week.

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(Photo by Ja­son Cleve­land, SDN)

Mis­sis­sippi State cen­ter Teaira McCowan calls for the basketball dur­ing the Ken­tucky game at Humphrey Coli­seum.

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