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Willms named league’s Player of the Week


It was an eventful weekend for junior center Matt Willms as he led the Miners on the road in back-to-back contests; thus, for his efforts, he was named Conference USA Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

Willms shot an exceptional 24-of-31 from the floor (77.4 percent) and averaged 26 points this weekend. In the Miners’ 65-62 loss to Western Kentucky on Thursday, Jan. 26, Willms knocked in his career-best 27 points, including shooting 13-of-16 from the floor. It was the most scored points by a Miner this season. On Saturday Willms recorded 25 points and added seven boards as the Miners upset Marshall 91-68.

Willms and the Miners return home this week as the squad has won four of their last five games. They will host two of the league’s top teams, UAB on Thursday, Feb. 2, and Middle Tennessee, on Saturday, Feb. 4.

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Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor
Adrian Broaddus is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in political science.   Adrian was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of Franklin high school. He entered college in the fall of 2015 in hopes to better his career in journalism.   Along with sports, Adrian enjoys writing music reviews, perspective columns and news stories on politics.   Although he is pursuing his degree in journalism, Adrian would like to go to law school and be an attorney while doing part-time work in journalism.  
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Willms named league’s Player of the Week