Ricky Hickman named SoCon Player of the Week
SPARTANBURG, SC – UNC Greensboro senior guard Ricky Hickman was named Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Tuesday for his performance over the weekend.
Coming off the bench, Hickman scored 26 of his game-high 29 points after halftime as UNCG topped Furman in double-overtime on Saturday. The win was UNCG’s first-ever in Greenville against the Paladins and was the first time a road team had ever won in the series.
A Winston-Salem, NC, native, Hickman scored the game’s final nine points in the second overtime and scored 13 points in the two overtime sessions. It was UNCG’s first road overtime win since December 1999. He shot 10-for-16 from the floor, including 3-for-6 from three-point range, and 6-for-7 from the foul line.
UNCG returns to action on Thursday, Dec. 21, when it hosts St. Peter’s at 7 pm.
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