Temple named SEC Player of the Week

The Southeastern Conference named senior guard Collis Temple III its SEC Player of the Week for his help in the Tigers' record-breaking performances against Auburn and Tennessee this past week.

It marks the second time in his career that Collis Temple has picked up the honor and the second time an LSU player has been named Player of the Week this season. Teammate Jaime Lloreda was named the league's player of the week on Dec. 23, 2002 following the win over top-ranked Arizona.

Temple led LSU to wins over Auburn (Feb. 25) and at Tennessee (March 1), scoring 19 points versus Auburn on 6-of-9 shooting and totaled 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 6-of-8 from three-point range at Tennessee. He helped LSU set back-to-back school records in treys with 16 against Auburn and 17 at Tennessee.

Temple's six three-pointers against Tennessee was the third time in his career that he hit six threes in a game. The senior averaged 21.0 points, shot 70.0 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from behind the arc for the week.

The Tigers travel to Ole Miss on Wednesday before taking on Alabama Saturday in the final home game of the regular season. The starting time for the Alabama game has been moved to afternoon at 1 p.m. to accommodate JP Sports television and its annual last day wildcard games. Tickets for the game are available at the LSU Athletic Ticket Office and on the Internet at www.LSUsports.net.

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