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Swansey earns the vote for OVC Newcomer of the Week

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Junior Zac Swansey has been voted Newcomer of the Week by the Ohio Valley Conference for his performances in last week's conference match-ups against Eastern Illinois and Southeast Missouri.

Against EIU on Thursday, Swansey hit his third game-winning shot of the year (a 3-pointer with 7.8 seconds left) to lift the Golden Eagles to a 77-74 road victory; it was his second game-winner against EIU this season. The transfer from Georgia hit 6-of-9 3-pointers in that game on his way to a career-high 22 points; he also dished out five assists and had three rebounds.

Two days later he scored 19 points, pulled down seven rebounds, dished out five assists and netted two steals in a victory over Southeast Missouri to move the Golden Eagles into a three-way tie for third place in the OVC.

For the week Swansey averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals/game while hitting 60.9 percent (14-of-23) from the field and 66.7 percent (8-of-12) from 3-point range.

The Golden Eagles will return to their home court for a three-game stint in the Hoop starting Thursday, Feb. 3 as they face off against the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky. Tip off for the game, which is the second of the evening's double-header event, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.