JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/15/2005 - Union University’s Corey Burkett is this week’s TranSouth Conference men’s basketball player of the week for the week ending November 13, 2005.
Burkett, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from Dothan, Alabama, helped lead the NAIA No. 6 Bulldogs to a 2-0 week with a 111-76 win over Williams Baptist and a 67-66 win over No. 13 Oklahoma City. Against Williams Baptist Burkett scored 24 points, dished out four assists, had two steals, and hit 6-of-8 from beyond the 3-point line. In the win over No. 13 Oklahoma City Burkett, a first team All-TranSouth selection last season, added 13 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and hit 3-of-7 from 3-point range. For the week Burkett averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and a steal per game while hitting 9-of-15 (60%) from 3-point range and 13-of-22 (59%) from the field.
Union has started the season 4-0 after finishing ranked No. 12 last season with the TranSouth tournament title and a share of the regular season title.
The upcoming stretch of games for the Union Bulldogs will be a tough one. Ten of the Bulldogs’ next 12 games are on the road. In that stretch, Union plays eight of the 12 games versus teams ranked in the NAIA Top 25, not to mention the exhibition game tonight versus NCAA Div. I Middle Tennessee State University.
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