Mosley wins another MVC Player of the Week award


ST. LOUIS — For the third consecutive week, Missouri State guard Isiaih Mosley (Jr., Columbia, Mo.) has been named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, it was announced Monday (Jan. 24).

Mosley’s honor makes him the first Valley player since Hersey Hawkins (1987-88) to earn MVC Player of the Week honors in three consecutive weeks.

He lifted the Bears to a pair of league victories on the week, including the team’s first win over a ranked foe in more than a decade with 40 points, 8 rebounds and a pair of assists in MoState’s road win over No. 22-ranked Loyola on Jan. 22. He went 14-for-22 from the field with three 3-pointers and 9-of-11 at the free throw line against the Ramblers. He scored 11 points in a critical 14-3 Bears second-half run that put Missouri State up by 20 and eventually snapped Loyola’s 30-game home win streak.

Earlier in the week, Mosley scored 22 points in the second half and finished with 24 to lead his team to a home win over Illinois State. He was 7-for-11 from the field and 9-for-9 at the stripe against the Redbirds.

For the week, he averaged 32.0 points, shot 63.6 percent from the field (21-for-33) and made 18-of-20 (.900) free throws with 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, while moving up to 17th on the program’s career scoring list.

Mosley has racked up 172 points over MSU’s most-recent five-game swing (34.4 ppg) — the fifth-most in DI basketball over the last five seasons — and shot 62.5 percent from the field in that span with four 30-point and two 40-point efforts.

This is Mosley’s fourth MVC Player of the Week honor this season — and seventh of his career — after previously earning the distinction on Dec. 13, Jan. 10 and Jan. 17.

Mosley was also named as the NCAA National Player of the Week, as named by Andy Katz.

The league also recognized Bradley’s Terry Roberts as MVC Newcomer of the Week on Monday.

Missouri State has won 11 of its last 13 games and takes to the court Tuesday at 6 p.m. (Central) against Indiana State before returning to JQH Arena on Saturday to take on Evansville at 7 p.m.

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