HOOPS: Taureen Green SEC Player of Week

FLORIDA'S GREEN HONORED BY SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Following an eye-opening performance in the Coaches vs. Cancer championship round in which he scored 23 points on back-to-back nights and led the Gators to the team title, University of Florida point guard Taurean Green was honored on Monday as the Southeastern Conference men's basketball Player of the Week.

Green led the Gators to back-to-back victories over ranked opponents, as Florida picked up wins over then-No. 18 Wake Forest and then-No. 16 Syracuse en-route to the title at Madison Square Garden in New York. Over the two-game stretch, Green hit 58.8 percent from three-point range, connecting on 10-of-17 shots from beyond the arc.

The sophomore native of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was a true general on the floor, dishing out 5.5 assists per game while also picking up four steals over the two games.

For his efforts, Green also earned MVP honors of the championship round of the event. The pair of wins helped catapult the Gators into the national rankings for the first time this season, as they entered at No. 14 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

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