Dec. 13, 2010
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -
Southern Miss senior forward Gary Flowers garnered selection as the Conference USA men's basketball Player of the Week based on voting from a media panel covering the 12 league schools and released Monday afternoon.
Flowers, a Dallas, Texas native, averaged 24.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist during the week in helping lead the Golden Eagles to two victories in California on consecutive days over the weekend.
In Saturday's win over Cal State-Monterey Bay, Flowers scored a game-high 21 points, while also pulling down a season-high nine rebounds to help Southern Miss to an 86-61 victory.
He then capped off his week by scoring 28 points, including 23 in the second half at Pac-10 member California on Sunday. With the Eagles down by six late in the second half, Flowers scored their final 12 points, including a three-foot jumper with three seconds left to give Southern Miss the victory.
On the week, Flowers shot 56.7-percent from the field, 83.3-percent from beyond the arc and 90.9-percent from the free throw line. He currently leads Conference USA in scoring with 21.7 points per game and is second in three-point field goal percentage (.500) and blocks (1.9). This is the first career Player of the Week honor for Flowers.
UTEP's John Bohannon was named the C-USA Freshman of the Week.