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Mullahey earns Lou Henson Award “Player of the Week” honors

Senior guard Jeff Mullahey has been named the Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week for his efforts last week, including Troy’s 85-81 win over Georgia State.

Senior guard Jeff Mullahey has been named the Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week for his efforts last week, including Troy’s 85-81 win over Georgia State.

Mullahey scored a career-high 27 points against the Panthers, who entered the game undefeated in Sun Belt Conference play and riding a 14-game winning streak.  Mullahey shot 8-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.  He also finished with six rebounds and two assists.

Mullahey is the first athlete from the Sun Belt Conference to earn the award this season.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball.   

The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.

Troy returns to the court on Thursday night, when the Trojans travel to Lafayette, La., to take on the Ragin’ Cajuns at 7 p.m.  Troy will then travel to in-state rival South Alabama on Saturday.

Fans can keep up with all the action by following Troy men's basketball on Twitter at @TroyMensHoops and on Instagram at @TroyHoops.

For more information on all of Troy Athletics, fans can find the Trojans on Twitter and Instagram at @TroyAthletics, or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TroyAthletics.

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