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Tigers' Nicholson MIAA Athlete of the Week


By The Hays Daily News

By The Hays Daily News

Fort Hays State University sophomore guard Craig Nicholson was named the MIAA men's Athlete of the Week on Monday, following his performance in a pair of MIAA wins for the Tigers Thursday and Saturday in Oklahoma.

Nicholson averaged 23 points, 8.0 assists, 7 rebounds and 2.5 steals in the two games, while hitting 50 percent of his shots and 92 percent from the free throw line.

Nicholson had a game-tying 3-pointer at the University of Central Oklahoma to force overtime, then finished 4 of 4 from the foul line in overtime to help the Tigers earn the victory Thursday.

Against Northeastern State on Saturday, Nicholson scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half and was perfect on 12 free-throw attempts after intermission.

Fort Hays is at home Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. game against South Dakota School of Mines, then travels to Pittsburg State University on Saturday.