Writers tab Augustus, Davis players of week

LSU's Glen Davis and Seimone Augustus were named the Men's and Women's Player of the Week by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, it was announced on Wednesday.

Davis, a 6-9 sophomore center for the Tigers, averaged 21.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in LSU's two games last week, a victory over Mississippi State and at Auburn. Davis scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds against the Bulldogs and added 24 points and 11 boards in the win over the Tigers. During the week, the Baton Rouge native became the 34th player in school history to reach the 500 career rebound mark.

Augustus, a 6-1 senior guard for the Lady Tigers, posted 30.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in LSU's two games during the week. The Baton Rouge native poured in a career-high 35 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a thrilling overtime loss at Florida. She followed that with a game-high 26 points in a win over Arkansas. During the week, Augustus moved into third-place on LSU's career scoring list by passing Cornelia Gayden.

The LSWA selects a weekly Player of the Week for men's and women's basketball from a list of nominations submitted by the state schools.

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