Voters ‘Mad’ about Newsome
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 12:00 pm
Jasmine Newsome, a sophomore guard for the UT Martin women’s basketball team, was named College Sports Madness’ Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week for her exceptional performance during the past week.
Newsome helped lead UT Martin to victories over Austin Peay, Murray State and Jacksonville State. She averaged 18.7 points, seven rebounds and 5.6 assists per game.
She recorded her first career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds against Murray State, a game where she also reached the career 1,000-point total in the opening minutes of the game.
Newsome is the second fastest UT Martin player to score 1,000 points. The Millington native accomplished the feat in 55 games. Newsome’s teammate Heather Butler scored her 1,000th point earlier this season, doing so in 50 games.
Newsome scored 27 points and had eight assists in the game at Austin Peay.
This is the second time this season (Nov. 28, 2011) that Newsome was named College Sports Madness OVC Player of the Week.
UT Martin (10-1 in the OVC) returns to action Saturday when it hosts Eastern Illinois (11-0 in the OVC). Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. in the Elam Center. Published in The WCP 2.9.12