Daniels, Miller Take SEC Honors

Auburn, Ala.--Following an almost perfect performance against Marshall in the Coors Classic in Mobile, junior <b>Marquis Daniels</b> has been honored by the SEC as the co-Player of the Week.

Sophomore center Tia Miller, who led the women's team to a 71-59 victory over Florida State on Sunday, has been named SEC Women's Player of the Week. She scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Tigers in a battle of Top 25 teams.

Leading the Tigers to an impressive 78-60 victory Saturday night, Daniels finished the game with 19 points, seven assists, five rebounds and five steals. What makes the night even more spectacular is the 6-foot-6, 200-pound junior had a perfect shooting night going 7-of-7 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

For the season Daniels is averaging 12.3 points, five rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 2.6 steals per game while shooting 50 percent from the field and 54 percent from behind the three-point line.

"It is a good honor and I am glad to be recognized," Daniels said. "It just shows what hard work can do for you. The award is nice, but as long as we are winning and producing, I am fine."

Daniels shares the honor with Florida forward Udonis Haslem. The senior from Miami returned home for the Orange Bowl Classic and led the Gators to a win over Charlotte by scoring 22 points and pulling down 13 rebounds.

Auburn closes out its pre-Christmas schedule this week with games against South Alabama on Tuesday night and UNC-Ashville Thursday night. Tip-off for both games is scheduled for 7 p.m. with Tuesday night's game to be shown on Fox Sports Net.

The Thursday game is part of a doubleheader with the Auburn women playing Troy State at 5 p.m. Coach Joe Ciampi's club is 10-0.

Miller is averaging a team-leading 12.9 points per game plus 6.3 rebounds.

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