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.