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Newsome Big South Player of the Week

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

It was a great week for Gardner-Webb basketball last week and one of its leaders was honored by the conference on Monday.

Senior guard Tashan Newsome was named the Big South Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week as the Runnin' Bulldogs picked up 2 big wins.

Newsome averaged 24 points and 7 rebounds for the week while shooting 61% from the field.

One of those victories came over the South Division leading Charleston Southern Buccaneers.  In that game, Newsome came up with a double double, 22 points and 10 rebounds.

In their next game, the guard poured in 26 points in a victory of Longwood.

Gardner-Webb enters this week's play at 13-10 overall and 5-4 in Big South South Division play. 

They hit the court again Wednesday night at 5-18 Presbyterian.

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