Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. He and his wife live in Fayetteville.
Powell named SEC player of the week
Arkansas' Marshawn Powell drives against Auburn in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Todd J. Van Emst)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' Marshawn Powell was named the Southeastern Conference's player of the week Monday after combining for 44 points in wins over Auburn and Missouri.
Powell, a redshirt junior, scored 24 points in the Razorbacks' 73-71 win over Missouri on Saturday after scoring 20 in an 83-75 win at Auburn earlier in the week.
He is the second Arkansas player to earn the honor this season, joining guard BJ Young. Powell is averaging 15.2 points and a team-high 5.4 rebounds for the Razorbacks this season.