Player of The Week:
Dylan Disu (Vanderbilt) — The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Vanderbilt forward posted an average of 23 points and 15.5 rebounds against Kentucky and at No. 9 Alabama. Disu recorded a remarkable performance against the Wildcats with two career-highs, pouring in 29 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. The sophomore also added three assists, two steals and two blocks. Disu noted another double-double against the Tide with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Isaiah Jackson (Kentucky) — The 6-foot-10, 206-pound freshman from Pontiac, Mich., averaged 15.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in wins at Vanderbilt and at No. 19 Tennessee. Against Vanderbilt, Jackson had 15 points on a perfect 5-for-5 day from the floor. Jackson poured in 16 points and hauled in seven rebounds, while also blocking two shots against the Volunteers
Arkansas — After coming off two big wins at No.10 Missouri and against Florida, Arkansas shocked No.6 Alabama in a 81-66 victory: This is now five straight for the Razorbacks. Despite the score, it was a fairly even matchup, but the carefree fouling by the Crimson Tide as Arkansas converted on 27-of-43 attempts from the free throw line.
South Carolina — It is as clear as it could be for the Gamecocks; They have got to change something. Anything. Falling all the way to second-to-last in the SEC, they’ve dropped six straight losses, four of which by a 10-point deficit or more. In their most recent matchup, and possibly their worst performance of the season, they scored just 48 points on shooting 29% from the field and 19% from beyond the arc.
Sharife Cooper (Auburn) — Cooper’s debut was delayed this season due to eligibility issues, but from the moment he stepped on the floor in a Tiger uniform he has absolutely balled out. In 12 games, he leads the team with 20.2 PPG and 8.1 APG. Unfortunately, according to team officials he suffered an ankle injury in practice and has been sidelined for the Tiger’s past few games. it remains to be seen if he will return to action.