BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Ole Miss Athletics/WTVA) - After averaging 19.5 ppg and leading the Ole Miss men's basketball team to a pair of victories over top 15 teams, senior guard Terence Davis was named SEC Player of the Week by the conference office.
Through the first two weeks of conference play, both SEC Players of the Week have been Rebels. Breein Tyree earned his first career SEC Player of the Week honor last week following a career-high 31 points at Vanderbilt (Jan. 5). Davis collects his second weekly conference accolade after becoming SEC Player of the week as a sophomore (Jan. 23, 2017).
Davis recorded team highs in points (27) and rebounds (12), earning the first double-double by a Rebel this season, as Ole Miss upset No. 10 Auburn 82-67 last week (Jan. 9). Going 9 of 15 from the floor, it was the 19th 20-point game of his career and moved Davis into the top 25 of the Ole Miss all-time scoring list. With the help of four three-pointers, the senior moved into the Ole Miss top 10 in threes made for a career as well (140 in 103 career games). He hit two more Saturday, going 5 of 10 from the floor for 12 points in the 81-77 victory at No. 14 Mississippi State (Jan. 12). The win marked the first time Ole Miss beat back-to-back ranked teams since the 2002-03 season.
Shooting 50.6 percent from the floor this season, Davis ranks fifth in the SEC among qualifiers and averages 15.7 ppg (seventh in the SEC). The Southaven, Mississippi, native is also shooting 42.0 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent at the free throw line. Davis leads the Rebels in assists (3.5 per game), ranking 10th in the conference, as well as rebounds (5.6 per game). On the defensive side, he is second on the team in both steals (19) and blocks (14).
Riding a 10-game winning streak, their longest in 11 seasons, Davis and the Rebels return home this week for a pair of SEC matchups at The Pavilion. Ole Miss hosts LSU Tuesday night at 8 p.m. before welcoming Arkansas to town on Saturday (Jan. 19) at noon. Both games will be broadcast on SEC Network. The Rebels also enter this week ranked No. 18 in the AP poll, appearing in the national rankings for the first time since the 2012-13 season.