Men's Basketball

Jesse Morgan Named UMass Athlete of the Week

Jesse Morgan leads UMass with 20 3-pointers made through seven games.

Jesse Morgan leads UMass with 20 3-pointers made through seven games.

Dec. 11, 2012

Massachusetts men's basketball player Jesse Morgan was named the Athlete of the Week, as announced by the award committee on Tuesday.

Morgan led UMass to a 72-66 win at Northeastern last week with some clutch shooting. He shared game-high honors with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-7 from outside.

After missing a combined six-consecutive 3-point attempts over parts of two games, the junior from Philadelphia made four crucial triples in the final 6:30 to keep UMass within striking distance of the Huskies. His first trey tied the game, his second and third ones kept the Minutemen within three points while his final bomb from the right corner came with 3:05 left and tied the game at 67 and started a 9-0 run that allowed UMass to pull away for its second road win of the year and fifth in a row.

He has now made at least four 3-pointers four times this year, after doing the same in 37 total games a year ago.

Morgan will be honored at Wednesday's UMass Sports Luncheon, to be held on the Mullins Center concourse at Noon. Free parking is available in the back lot of the arena.




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