Tennessee State forward Robert Covington was named adidas® OVC Co-Player of the Week for Feb. 13 as announced by the league office on Monday.
Covington, a junior from Bellwood, Ill., averaged 16.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in TSU's victories over No. 7/9 Murray State and Tennessee Tech. From the field, Covington shot 52 percent (12-of-23) and hit 63 percent (5-of-8) outside the arch. He also notched three blocks, two assists and three steals.
Against Murray State, Covington scored 17 points and grabbed eight boards as TSU upset the nation's lone unbeaten. It also marked the first time TSU had defeated a nationally ranked opponent in the NCAA Division I era.
Covington followed up with 16 points and two rebounds in the win over Tennessee Tech. The victory over the Golden Eagles extended TSU's win streak to seven games, the longest since the 1994-95 season. Covington is averaging 17.7 points and 7.8 rebounds in 27 games.
The Player of the Week honor is the second of the season for Covington, who garnered the achievement on Nov. 21. Covington shared this week's award with Murray State guard Isaiah Canaan.
TSU (17-10, 10-4 OVC) hosts Jacksonville State (11-16, 6-7 OVC) in a 7 p.m. tip on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
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