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      CofC's Lawrence named SoCon player of the week

      SPARTANBURG, S.C. (SOCON) - College of Charleston senior Andrew Lawrence has been named the Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for all games played Dec. 18 through Jan. 1.

      Lawrence helped the Cougars go 4-0 over the holidays with wins over Old Dominion (76-65), Coastal Carolina (60-51), Vermont (62-50) and Marist (85-75).

      Lawrence averaged 16.8 points, 4.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals during the Cougars' four victories. He shot 52.5 percent from the field and connected on 10-of-21 3-point attempts. The London, England, native paced the Cougars with a game-high 21 points at Vermont (Dec. 29) and 22 at Marist (Dec. 31). Lawrence recorded six assists in the win at Old Dominion.

      Following the four games over the holidays, Lawrence is just 73 points away from becoming the 30th{}Cougar to reach 1,000 career points.

      The point guard ranks 12th{}in the SoCon in scoring (14.0 ppg) and is third in assists (4.0 apg). Lawrence also ranks third in the league in steals (1.6 spg) and seventh in made 3-pointers per game (2.0 3fg).

      The Cougars (9-4, 1-0 SoCon) return to action Saturday when they host Furman (3-9, 0-1 SoCon).

      Other top performers in the Southern Conference included Appalachian State's Nathan Healy, The Citadel's Mike Groselle, Davidson's Jake Cohen, Elon's Lucas Troutman, Georgia Southern's Eric Ferguson, UNCG's Trevis Simpson, Samford's Raijon Kelly, Chattanooga's Z. Mason, Western Carolina's Trey Sumler and Wofford's Spencer Collins.

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      SoCon Men's Basketball Player of the Week

      Nov. 13 - Mike Groselle, The Citadel

      Nov. 20 - Tim Williams, Samford

      Nov. 27 - Lucas Troutman, Elon

      Dec. 4 - Jay Canty, Appalachian State

      Dec. 11 - Bobby Austin, Furman

      Dec. 18 - Jake Cohen, Davidson

      Jan. 2 - Andrew Lawrence, College of Charleston

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