NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 1/4/2010 - Tacuma Alexander of the No. 19 Union (Tenn.) University Bulldogs has been named the TranSouth men’s basketball Player of the Week for the week ending January 3, 2010.
Alexander, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from Memphis, Tenn., helped Union to a win in their only game of the week. Alexander posted a game-high 24 points in Union’s 76-68 at (RV) Campbellsville (Ky.) on Saturday. His 24 points was just one point shy of his career high. Alexander scored nine points in the final six minutes of play, including four-of-four from the free throw line, to help seal Union’s win. He also posted one rebound, two assists and two steals in the contest. Alexander shot 67 percent from the field, 50 percent (2-4) from behind the arc and 100 percent (6-6) from the free throw line in the game.
Union is 9-4 on the season and has won seven of their last nine games. Union plays Monday night versus William Carey (Miss.) in their final non-conference game of the regular season. Union will begin defending their 2009 TranSouth title in Thursday night when they host Bethel (Tenn.).
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