A pair of Auburn Tigers earned weekly honors from the Southeastern Conference following the Tigers' game against Indiana. Jaylin Williams was named the SEC Player of the Week and Aden Holloway was given SEC Freshman of the Week honors.
Williams earned the SEC Player of the Week honor for the first time in his five-year Auburn career after he equaled a career-best with 24 points against the Hoosiers, tying for the team lead. The last time Williams scored 24 in a game was on Jan. 6, 2021, against Ole Miss.
Williams shot 8-of-14 from the field and 6-of-9 at the foul line in the game against the Hoosiers. In addition, Williams got six rebounds and led the team with seven assists in the game.
Holloway was named the SEC Freshman of the Week after scoring a career-high 24 points on Saturday. After failing to make a 3-pointer in his previous two games, Holloway shot 5-of-8 from behind the arc against Indiana.
It was Holloway's fifth game reaching double digits in scoring this season and his second SEC Freshman of the Week honor – he also earned the title following the season's first week.
It marks just the third time Auburn swept the Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week awards from the SEC, with the combination of Walker Kessler and Jabari Smith doing so twice in the 2021-22 season.
Williams, Holloway and the rest of the Tigers will return to action Wednesday evening, as the Tigers face UNC Asheville in Huntsville, Alabama. Auburn will then return home to face USC on Sunday, Dec. 17.
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Matthew is a senior from Huntsville, Alabama, majoring in journalism. He started with The Plainsman in fall 2021.