HOOPS: Roberson gets 2nd straight SEC honor

University of Florida junior guard Anthony Roberson was honored by the Southeastern Conference on Monday as its men's basketball Player of the Week after posting back-to-back 30-point games in a pair of Gator victories.

It marks the second career SEC Player of the Week honor for Roberson and the first since his freshman season. Roberson opened the week by pouring in 34 points, including 10 in overtime, in the Gators' 84-78 victory at Auburn.

Roberson followed that performance with a 30-point showing at Vanderbilt. It marked the first time a UF player registered back-to-back 30-point games since Andrew Moten did so in 1986 and the first time a Gator did so in back-to-back road games since Andy Owens in 1970.

In two games last week Roberson connected on 60 percent from three-point range, hitting 12-of-20 attempts and 58.3 percent overall from the floor (21-36).

Roberson leads the Southeastern Conference in scoring in league play, averaging 26.3 points per game in the early conference schedule.

Roberson and his teammates will attempt to go 4-0 in SEC play for the third time in the last four years on Wednesday night when Tennessee visits the Stephen C. O'Connell Center at 7 p.m.

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