SEC Co-Players of the Week – Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe and Tennessee forward John Fulkerson were named co-Players of the Week. Tshiebwe, a 6-foot-9, 255-pound junior from Lubumbashi, Dominican Republic of the Congo, set a Rupp Arena record with 28 rebounds against Western Kentucky, breaking the previous mark of 21 set by Shaquille O’Neal on Feb. 15, 1990. It is the most rebounds in Division I college basketball since the 2015 season. He added 14 points for his ninth double-double of the season. Fulkerson, a 6-foot-9, 219-pound graduate from Kingsport, Tenn., scored 24 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and drew 13 fouls in Tennessee’s win over No. 6 Arizona. The performance marked Fulkerson’s seventh career double-double and second of the season. Also tied Tennessee’s program record for career games played during the win over Arizona, making his 142nd appearance as a Vol.
SEC Freshman of the Week – Kentucky guard TyTy Washington Jr., a 6-foot-3, 197-pound freshman from Phoenix, Ariz., scored 20 points on 9-of-3 shooting (.692) against Western Kentucky. Washington also dished out a career high six assists and has totaled at least four in each of the last four games.