After posting a career-high 31 points, Northwest Missouri State sophomore guard Trevor Hudgins was named the MIAA Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week.
Hudgins was the lone Bearcat to reach double-figure scoring in Northwest's 65-56 win over Missouri Western on Saturday. Hudgins surpassed the 1,000-point mark in scoring in the first half and did not stop scoring as he tallied a career-best 31 points against the Griffons. Hudgins sank 11-of-18 shots from the field, including 6-of-9 from beyond three-point range as he played all 40 minutes. He was also a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line. Hudgins handed out three assists.
Hudgins ranks No. 2 in the nation in three-point field goal percentage (53.3%). He ranks first in the MIAA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.29). Hudgins ranks No. 2 in the MIAA in free throw percentage (88.9%). Hudgins ranks No. 3 in the MIAA in scoring (18.7 ppg).
It marks the second MIAA weekly award for the Manhattan, Kansas, native. It's the sixth time this season that a Northwest player has earned the league's top weekly honor. It's the fourth straight week a Bearcat has scored the accolade.
The Bearcats will play a pair of home games this week against Nebraska-Kearney (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) and vs. Fort Hays State (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.). Northwest has won 26 straight home games, the second-longest home streak among NCAA Division II teams.
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