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MSU Men Sweep Weekly LSC Honors

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Midwestern State's Monzaigo Williams and Xavier Blackburn gained Lone Star Conference Player of the Week honors Monday afternoon when the league released weekly awards.
 
Williams, a senior from Palmdale, Calif., earned top offensive honors after ripping the nets for a game-high 27 points including five 3-pointers to lead the Mustangs to a 76-70 win against West Texas A&M Wednesday night in Canyon.
 
The 6-foot point guard connected on three consecutive treys to ignite a 13-0 run late in the opening half to pull the Mustangs even at 38-38 just 1:45 before intermission. He then hit back-to-back 3s early in the second half to give MSU control in its second straight win in Canyon -- a first in series history.
 
Williams closed the week with a 13-point, 5-assist, 4-steal effort in just 26 minutes in a 66-41 rout of Eastern New Mexico.
 
For the week, Williams averaged 20 points while shooting 70 percent from the field (14-of-20) and 75 percent from 3-point range (6-of-8) while pulling down four board and dishing four assists per game with five total steals.
 
Blackburn garnered his second straight defensive player of the week honor after playing a key role in an historic defensive night as Midwestern State rolled to a 25-point win over ENMU.
 
The 6-4 junior from New Iberia, La. scored eight points, but snagged a game 11 boards -- nine defensive -- with two blocks and a steal as the Mustangs limited the Greyhounds to a 19.3 percent shooting night which ranks as the second lowest opponent field goal percentage in school history.
 
Blackburn delivered a 15-point, 7-rebound effort while helping the Mustangs overcome a 13-point deficit in the first half to beat West Texas A&M Wednesday night in Canyon.
 
For the week, Blackburn averaged 12.0 points and 9.0 rebounds -- with 16 defensive boards -- to go along with two blocked shots and a steal.
 
Midwestern State battles rival Tarleton State for early season LSC supremacy Wednesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.