Jones Earns adidas® OVC Newcomer of the Week Honors
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Jones Earns adidas®  OVC Newcomer of the Week Honors

Brentwood, Tenn.--- Tennessee State women's basketball senior Olivia Jones was named the adidas® OVC Newcomer of the Week on Tuesday. 

Jones helped TSU extend its winning streak to four games while the Lady Tigers claimed the Hatter Classic Championship in DeLand, Fla. last week. TSU defeated Bethune-Cookman, 69-60, before knocking off host Stetson, 56-50, in the title game.

For her efforts, the Murfreesboro, Tenn. native, was named MVP of the tournament after averaging 17.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in two games.

In the win over Bethune Cookman, Jones turned in a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. She also had three steals in the contest.

The Lady Tigers trailed by double-digits against Stetson but rallied from behind to claim the win. Jones was an integral part of that comeback. She tallied 17 points, eight rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes of action.

This is Jones’ second Newcomer of the Week award.