LEXINGTON, Ky. - Junior center Randolph Morris has been named the SEC Player of the Week as announced by the league office this afternoon.
Morris helped lead the Wildcats to a 78-65 win over in-state rival Eastern Kentucky recording his fourth double-double of the season, sixth of his career and his third in the last five games. The last Wildcat to achieve such a stretch was Chuck Hayes in the 2004-05 season.
Morris' 25 points tied a career high for the 6-11 junior. He also recorded a 20 point-10 rebound game for the second time this season. He is the first Wildcat to have two 20-10 games in the same season since Tayshaun Prince in 2001-02. Morris has scored in double figures in every game but one this season.
It is the first SEC weekly honor in Morris' career and the second this season for the Wildcats. Freshman Jodie Meeks was named the conference's SEC Freshman of the Week on December 18.
Kentucky hosts Houston Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Rupp Arena. The game is being televised on FSN South and will be delayed on the Big Blue Sports Network.
Morris Named SEC Player of the Week
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