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MU's Clarkson wins conference award for third time

MU's Clarkson wins conference award for third time

December 30th, 2013 in News

Missouri teammates Ryan Rosburg and Jordan Clarkson react in the final minute of Saturday's win against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C.

Photo by The Associated Press /News Tribune.

COLUMBIA - Jordan Clarkson has done it again.

Missouri's junior guard was named the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Week on Monday, earning the weekly honor for the third time this season.

Clarkson scored a team-high 21 points and dished out four assists to lead No. 25 Missouri (11-1) to a 68-64 road win Saturday at North Carolina State. Clarkson was masterful in the final 8:29, scoring 11 of his 21 points to help eliminate a 53-43 deficit and lift the Tigers to the four-point win.

The win was just Missouri's second ever on the road in ACC country, accompanying an 87-73 win at Maryland on Jan. 24, 1989.

Clarkson is the SEC's first three-time winner of the Player of the Week honor this year. He also won the recognition Nov. 18 following a 31-point night against Southern Illinois and Dec. 9 after averaging 23 points, five rebounds and five assists in wins against West Virginia and UCLA.

Missouri returns to action at 4 p.m. Saturday against Long Beach State (4-9) at Mizzou Arena.

The 49ers have won three straight games thanks to the addition of former UCLA guard Tyler Lamb.

Lamb is averaging 22 points in his three games with Long Beach State and has helped the team to a win against USC and a road victory at Nevada.