Tiggs earns second POTW honor of the season
Tiggs
Tiggs

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

MACON, Ga. (Dec. 23, 2008) - ETSU's Kevin Tiggs (Flint, Mich.) continued his scoring bonanza to earn this week's Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Tiggs shared the honor with Belmont's Alex Renfro.

 

            Tiggs, a senior forward, exceeded the 30-point plateau for the third time in four games in pacing the Buccaneers past rival Chattanooga, 82-70, in the A-Sun's Game of the Week. Tiggs hit on 11-of-13 shots in the game, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range and 8-of-12 from the foul line. He also grabbed seven rebounds, dished out two assists and picked up a steal while playing just 26 minutes as he battled foul trouble.

 

            In four December games, Tiggs has scored a total of 115 points --31 against Marshall, 21 at Mercer, 31 versus Appalachian State plus his 32-point showing against Chattanooga, for a 28.8 points per game average. Only Davidson's All-America Stephen Curry has posted a higher per game average for the month, among players to have played at least three games during the month. For the season, Tiggs leads the A-Sun and ranks 13th in the country in scoring, averaging 22.0 points per game. In nine games against non-conference opponents, Tiggs has averaged 22.1 points per game. Dating back to the start of the 1996-97, only one A-Sun player has boasted a better per-game average in non-conference games, ETSU's Tim Smith hit for 23.6 points per game in 2005-06, en route to winning the A-Sun Player of the Year award.

 

            Tiggs and the Bucs will be back in action tonight against A-Sun rival Kennesaw State. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will air on ASun.TV.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WGOLF Briar's Creek Invitational John's Island, S.C.
Mar 23 15th of 17
SB ETSU 0 5
Mar 24 Tennessee 10
BB ETSU 4 10
Mar 24 Radford 7
BB ETSU 3 Blacksburg, Va.
Mar 25 Virginia Tech 8
WTRACK Raleigh Relays Raleigh, N.C.
Mar 27 Results
MTRACK Raleigh Relays Raleigh, N.C.
Mar 27 Results
MTEN UNC Wilmington 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 27 ETSU 4
BB UNC-Greensboro 8 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 27 ETSU 6
MTRACK Raleigh Relays Raleigh, N.C.
Mar 28 Results
WTRACK Raleigh Relays Raleigh, N.C.
Mar 28 Results
BB UNC-Greensboro 7 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 28 ETSU 5
SB Chattanooga 11 6
Mar 28 ETSU 0
WTEN Mercer 0 Bristol, Tenn.
Mar 29 ETSU 7
MTEN Samford 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 29 ETSU 5
SB Chattanooga 5 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 29 ETSU 2
BB UNC-Greensboro 3 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 29 ETSU 5
SB Chattanooga 5 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 29 ETSU 4
BB Morehead St. 16 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 31 ETSU 9