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Cyphers Earns OVC Co-Newcomer of the Week Honors
Monday, December 26, 2011
Cyphers Earns OVC Co-Newcomer of the Week Honors
Tennessee State University guard Jordan Cyphers earned Ohio Valley Conference Co-Newcomer of the Week accolades as announced by the league office on Monday, Dec. 26.

The transfer from Utah averaged 17.0 points and shot 55 percent (11-of-20) from the field last week in TSU's two wins.

A native of Wichita, Kan., Cyphers scored 19 points and was 5-of-10 from three-point range in the victory over LeMoyne-Owen.

Against Alabama A&M, Cyphers was 4-of-7 from the field, making all five free throw attempts and totaling 15 points. The redshirt junior is averaging 8.6 points per game and is shooting 38.6 percent (22-of-57) behind the arch.

Tennessee State is 7-6 at the winter break for the first time since the 1994-95 season. The Tigers open Ohio Valley Conference play at the Gentry Center with in-state foe UT Martin on Thursday, Dec. 29. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m., after the conclusion of the Lady Tigers/Austin Peay game at 5 p.m.