Pair of Vols get weekly conference honors

Two Tennessee athletes were honored by the Southeastern Conference on Monday for their performances over the weekend.

Slay named SEC Player of the Week
Tennessee senior Ron Slay, current SEC scoring leader at 21.8 ppg, led the Vols to two wins last week over UMass and No. 17 Georgia in Knoxville.

Slay scored his SEC career-high 33 in Saturday's win over Georgia. For the week, Slay connected on 21-of-31 from the field. Slay's 12 field goals against the Dawgs tied his career-high. Slay was deadly from beyond the arc. Ron was 5-of-10 from three-point distance, which made it very difficult for Georgia defenders to keep him covered.

Ron also had a part in the out-of-conference win over Massachusetts. In the win, Slay scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds.

Slay scored 54 points against the Minutemen and Bulldogs. For the week, Slay connected on 21-of-31 from the field, including 5-of-10 from three-point distance.

Riley named SEC Pitcher of the Week
Junior southpaw Ben Riley was named the SEC Pitcher of the week following his strong performance over Morehead State. Riley was a key part of the 13-0 win over Morehead, which led to a weekend sweep for the Vols.

Riley finished his strong outing with one hit given up, seven strikeouts and no walks. Of his 67 pitches, 46 were called strikes. He is 4-1 in his last six starts rolling over from last season. The last Vol to garner the award was Jeffery Terrell last season after pitching a no-hitter against Bowling Green.

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