PETERS

Starkville Daily News - - SCORE­CARD -

He dis­played that in MSU's last two games. At Texas A&M, Peters scored 15 points, had seven re­bounds and seven as­sists. He fol­lowed that up with an­other big per­for­mance at home against South Carolina last Satur­day, fin­ish­ing with 19 points, five of which came in over­time to help the Bull­dogs se­cure the vic­tory.

“I would say he's been play­ing with a lot of con­fi­dence and he's also been do­ing a great

job at con­trol­ling the game when it needs to be con­trolled,” MSU ju­nior for­ward Aric Hol­man said of Peters. “When we get a lead or we're down a couple points, he's the per­son that is con­trol­ling us. He's one of the lead­ers of the team and he's do­ing his job.”

For the week as a whole, Peters tal­lied 34 to­tal points, 12 as­sists and six steals in the games at Texas A&M and at home against South Carolina. This sea­son, Peters leads the Bull­dogs with 109 as­sists and he is cur­rently fifth in the SEC in both as­sists and steals.

MSU men's head coach Ben How­land hopes to see more of all that from Peters mov­ing for­ward and he's ex­cited for what he has been get­ting out of his surg­ing sopho­more.

“He's played great and (the SEC Player of the Week Award) was re­ally well de­served,” How­land said. “He's play­ing re­ally well and his as­sist to­tals over the last six or seven game span, if you just took those, he'd prob­a­bly lead the league in as­sists or be close to it. He's played great de­fense too. He forced eight

turnovers in the last game out of that op­po­site point guard po­si­tion. He's done that in a num­ber of games.

“He's just play­ing a good all-around game. That's what's most ex­cit­ing. He's be­ing dom­i­nant at both ends of the floor with and with­out the ball.”

Peters, who was also cho­sen Col­lege­s­ports­mad­ness.com Player of the Week, will look to con­tinue his per­sonal hot streak tonight when MSU hosts Ten­nessee at 6 p.m. at Humphrey Coli­seum.

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