Missouri Basketball junior guard Jordan Clarkson was named the Southeastern Conferenceâ??s Player of the Week on Monday, earning the weekly honor for the third time this season.
Clarkson has led No. 25 Mizzou to an 11-1 start, including a thrilling, 68-64, road win at North Carolina State on Saturday night.
The win was just Missouriâ??s second ever on the road in ACC country, accompanying an 87-73 win at Maryland on Jan. 24, 1989.
Clarkson scored a team-leading 21 points and dished four assists with just one turnover in the win at PNC Arena. Clarkson was masterful in the final 8:29, scoring 11 of his 21 points to help eliminate a 53-43 deficit and lift the Tigers to the four-point win.
Clarkson banked home a three-pointer to ignite an 11-1 run to tie the game.
He then gave Missouri its first lead of the night on a three-point play with 3:50 remaining.
His second three-pointer countered a Ralston Turner trey and put Mizzou back up, 60-59, with 2:55 left.
The San Antonio native concluded his 11-point surge with two free throws with just 19 seconds left to push Missouriâ??s lead to 65-62.
Clarkson is the SECâ??s first three-time winner of the Player of the Week honor this year.
He also won the recognition on Nov. 18 following a 31-point night against Southern Illinois and on Dec. 9 after averaging 23.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in wins against West Virginia and UCLA.
Missouri returns to action on Saturday afternoon at 4p.m. against an improving Long Beach State club.
The 49ers have won three straight games thanks to the addition of former UCLA guard Tyler Lamb.
Lamb is averaging 22.0 points in his three games with LBSU and has helped the club to wins over USC and a road win at Nevada.
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