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UT Martin’s Hudson picked for third time

UT Martin’s Hudson picked for third time
UT Martin's Hudson picked for third time | UT Martin Skyhawks, Lester Hudson, Ohio Valley Conference, OVC, Murray State Racers, Bruce Carter

Lester Hudson
UT Martin Skyhawk Lester Hudson was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Co-Player of the Week for his efforts last week against Tennessee State, Eastern Illinois and Morehead State.
Hudson shared the weekly honor with Murray State Racer Bruce Carter.
Hudson, the nation’s No. 2 scorer, earned Player of the Week honors for the third time this season after helping UT Martin to a 2-1 record last week. Hudson averaged 29.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.7 steals per week in road wins over Tennessee State and Eastern Illinois and a last-second home loss to Morehead State.
Hudson scored 27 points in the win over TSU, including hitting two free throws with 1.7 seconds left to cap a dramatic two-point come from-behind victory.
He added 29 points and 10 rebounds at EIU netting his fifth double-double of the season. Against Eastern Illinois, the junior guard from Memphis nailed two free throws in the final minute of the contest, as the Skyhawks won in Charleston for the first time since the 2002 season.
Hudson scored 32 points against Morehead State for his eighth 30-plus point game of the season. His efforts helped fuel a Skyhawk rally with 13 of his points coming in the final 3:23 of the game.
Carter averaged 24.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game last week as he led Murray State to victories over the top two teams in the OVC standings. Carter hit 55.8 percent (19-of-34) from the field and 50 percent (6-of-12) from 3-point range in a 79-51 road win over Southeast Missouri and 82-70 homecourt victory over Austin Peay. Carter scored 26 points against the Governors, just two shy of his career-high. He added 22 in the Racers’ win over Southeast Missouri.