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Wednesday, December 22, 2004
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State basketball player Rod Flowers has received double honors from the Ohio Valley Conference by being named both the OVC Newcomer of the Week and the Player of the Week for his play in three games last week. Flowers has been named the OVC Newcomer of the Week all four weeks that he has been eligible for the award and has received the Player of the Week honor for the first time. The 6-9, 240-pound graduate student is playing his senior season with the Tigers and currently leads the team in scoring 16.2 ppg and the OVC in rebounding, 10.5 rpg. In three games last week, Flowers, averaged 15.5 points and 12.0 rpg. He began the week with 18 points and a season-high 19 rebounds in the Tigers' win against Alabama A&M, then followed with 17 points and 11 boards in a loss at Arkansas. Flowers concluded the week with 11 points in a loss at No. 15 Alabama. He also had six blocked shots and five assists in the three games. A native of Huntsville, Ala., has scored in double figures in all 11 games this season and also leads the OVC with seven double-doubles. Flowers had previously received the OVC Newcomer of the Week honor each of the first three weeks of the season.