Tiggs wins second A-Sun Player of the Week honor
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Monday, February 04, 2008

 

MACON, Ga. (Feb. 4, 2008)  -  ETSU junior forward Kevin Tiggs (Flint, Mich.) became the first player this season to win multiple Atlantic Sun Player of the Week awards after averaging a double-double, 22.0 points per game and 10.0 rebounds, in leading the Buccaneers to a pair of home wins, the conference office announced on Monday.

 

Tiggs kept the Buccaneers in a tie with Belmont, one game behind Jacksonville in the A-Sun by shooting 60 percent from the floor, 66.7 percent from the 3-point arc and 85.7 percent at the line.

 

In Friday night's CSS Game of the Week, Tiggs, a business major, turned in one of the best performances of the season, scoring 26 points and grabbing 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season, in leading ETSU past Mercer for the sixth time in as many meetings. Seven of his 12 rebounds came at the offensive end. He connected on 11-of-16 shooting and on both of his 3-point attempts. Two days later, he scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half as ETSU won for the fifth straight game, defeating the upset-minded Kennesaw State Owls, 72-66. Tiggs did most of his damage from the charity stripe, making 10-of -12, 8-10 in the second half.

 

Tiggs, the 2007 NJCAA Coaches Association Division II National Player of the Year, has thrived in his first year in the A-Sun, averaging 15.7 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game. He ranks second in the A-Sun in field goal percentage at 56.0. He increased his stats across the board over his last six games, averaging 19.0 points per game and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting 60.0 percent from the floor.

 

The Atlantic Sun Conference is a 12-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

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