FI­NAL­ISTS

Starkville Daily News - - SCORE­CARD -

bounds in 27 games, in­clud­ing four games with 20 or more.

Blair Schae­fer has emerged as one of the SEC's top perime­ter threats, knock­ing down an SEC-best three 3-point­ers per game in league play at a 44-per­cent clip that is fifth-best in con­fer­ence. The Starkville na­tive has scored at a 9.8 clip this sea­son, but is av­er­ag­ing 10.8 points per game against SEC com­pe­ti­tion

For the sea­son, Schae­fer is mak­ing the sec­ond-most triples per game in the league (2.7) while hit­ting 41.8 per­cent, sixth-best in the SEC. Her 81 made 3-point­ers this sea­son rank fifth in school sin­gle-sea­son his­tory.

Schae­fer has also been an ex­cel­lent de­fender for the Bull­dogs, top­ping the team with 22 charges taken.

Ear­lier this year, Quin­ndary Weather­spoon be­came the 37th player in school his­tory to score 1,000 for a ca­reer. The stand­out ju­nior

All-SEC per­former from Can­ton, cur­rently stands as 22nd all-time with 1,276 points.

He's 13th in the SEC with his 14.7 scor­ing clip, third in field goal per­cent­age and sixth in steals. Twice this sea­son, he's hit buzzer beat­ers for wins.

Nick Weather­spoon has es­tab­lished him­self as one of the top fresh­men in school his­tory. His 11.1 scor­ing av­er­age is 10th-best all-time as an MSU fresh­man and cur­rently sec­ond best on the team be­hind his brother.

He's scored in dou­ble-dig­its 21 times, with his ca­reer-high of 22 points com­ing in the SEC opener against Arkansas.

The Weather­spoons join South­ern Miss' ju­nior guard Cortez Ed­wards as fi­nal­ists for the award.

The win­ners will be an­nounced Mon­day, March 5 after an­other round of me­dia votes as well as a fan vote. Fans can vote at www.csopavot­ing.com through Satur­day at 5 p.m.

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