Auburn's scorers have been consistently hot through the Tigers' 12-game winning streak, and no one more so than guard Mustapha Heron.
The sophomore was named SEC Player of the Week Monday morning for his efforts against ranked foes Arkansas and Tennessee. Heron's average of 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds boosted Auburn to its first back-to-back wins over ranked SEC opponents since 1958.
Bruce Pearl's team was +19 with the Waterbury, Connecticut native on the floor over the two-game stretch. Auburn is +162 on the season with their slasher on the court.
Heron joins freshman forward Chuma Okeke (SEC Freshman of the Week) as a recipient of SEC honors this season. The guard is the first Tiger to be named SEC Player of the Week since KT Harrell in 2014.
Leading one of the SEC's top teams in scoring at 15.9 points per game, Heron will return to the court Tuesday night at home against Ole Miss. Auburn will look to continue its 12-game tear, the team's longest since 1999-2000. Only West Virginia (14) has a longer active winning streak this season.