Midwestern State senior Michael Loyd earned Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors Monday when league officials announced weekly honors.
The 6-1 guard from Las Vegas paced the 13th-ranked Mustangs to a pair of victories over previously red hot Cameron to sweep the Red River Rivalry.
Loyd averaged 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while notching three steals and two blocked shots. He led the Mustangs in scoring in both wins over the Aggies.
Loyd tallied 19 points and four rebounds in 27 minutes, knocking down a pair of 3-pointers in the final minutes as the Mustangs overcame a four-point deficit with four minutes to play in an 82-80 win Wednesday at home.
The jet-quick guard then had 16 points, five rebounds and three steals in MSU's 65-51 win Saturday in Lawton.
Incarnate Word senior guard Shaun Umeh earned top defensive honors after limiting Texas A&M-Kingsville's Ashton Brown to a total of 12 points in two games as UIW claimed two wins over the Hoggies.
Midwestern State returns to action Wednesday night when plays host to Texas A&M-Commerce at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. or 25 minutes following the conclusion of the women's game which begins at 6.
The Mustangs square off with LSC-leading Tarleton State Saturday night in Stephenville.
Midwestern State seniors Savannah Carver and Jazman Patterson were named the Lone Star Conference Women's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for their outstanding play last week.
They become the first Mustangs honored by the conference this season as MSU beat Cameron 46-41 at home last Wednesday and followed it with a 65-58 triumph in Lawton on Saturday.
Carver, a 5-10 guard from Amarillo, Texas/Randall, collected a career-high 27 points in Saturday's game two of the Red River Rivalry and added seven points in game one as in leading MSU to a sweep of the top scoring defensive team in the Lone Star Conference.
She averaged 17.0 points for the two games along with 6.5 rebounds. She collected four steals (2.0 per game) to go with one assist and one blocked shot. For the week, Carver hit 11-of-34 (.324) from the floor, connected on 4-of-13 (.308) from the 3-point arc and hit 8-of-11 (.727) from the foul line (all in game two).
Patterson, a 5-11 forward from Southlake, Texas/Carroll, keyed the Mustangs defense in holding Cameron to its lowest scoring output this season in the 46-41 game one win. MSU then turned around to hold CU to its fourth-lowest score of the season in the 65-58 triumph at Lawton in game two.
Patterson and the Mustangs held CU to just 49.5 points on the average for the series and held the Aggies to just 29.4 percent from the floor (35-119), including 10.3 percent from the 3-point arc (3-29). MSU also outrebounded the Aggies by 11.5 boards a game.
Patterson blocked three shots (an average of 1.5) for the series and pulled down 15 rebounds (10 defensive) to average 7.5 per outing. She also scored 7.5 points a game, just missing a double-double in Lawton.
The 13-3 Mustangs are all alone in second in the Lone Star Conference race with a 9-1 mark, a game behind Tarleton State. MSU carries a nine-game winning streak into Wednesday's 6 p.m. game with Texas A&M-Commerce at Ligon Coliseum.