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Lincoln's Smith shares MIAA men's basketball player of the week award

Lincoln's Smith shares MIAA men's basketball player of the week award

January 8th, 2019 by News Tribune in College Sports

Lincoln senior forward Terrance Smith and Northwest Missouri sophomore forward Ryan Hawkins were named the men's basketball co-Players of the Week by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, the league announced Monday.

This is the first time Smith has received the MIAA's weekly award.

In Saturday's 90-83 win against No. 20 Missouri Southern, Smith scored a season-high 35 points and added 14 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. By halftime, he already had 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Two nights earlier in a 96-85 victory against Pittsburg State, Smith finished with 16 points for the Blue Tigers.

In the two games, Smith combined to shoot 17-of-25 from the field, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range for the 6-foot-8 post player. He also made 11-of-13 shots from the free-throw line.

For the season, Smith leads Lincoln with 17.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He is also shooting a team-best 59.9 percent from the field, including 54.1 percent from 3-point range (20-of-37).

Lincoln (10-3, 3-1 MIAA) is riding a six-game win streak, its longest since 2000-01 season. The Blue Tigers play at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lindenwood.