Petty C-USA Player of the Week… Again

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Middle Tennessee senior point guard Ty Petty has been named C-USA Player of the Week after helping lead the Lady Raiders to two road wins last during the weekend.

Petty ignited a high-octane offense that posted 80 points or more in wins at Old Dominion (80-63) and Charlotte (83-81) to move one-half game in front of WKU and two games in front of Charlotte in a tight league race.

Petty averaged 21 points, seven assists, 4.5 rebounds and three steals, while shooting 50 percent from the field, 36 percent from 3-point range and 83 percent from the free-throw line.

“I really appreciate this honor, it means a lot, but we had two big team wins and that’s what I would like to emphasize,” Petty said. “We could not have won either of those games without everyone doing their part and contributing so I accept this award on behalf our entire team. I do appreciate the people who voted for me.”

Petty’s stellar week enabled her to move into 19th on the Lady Raider all-time scoring list with 1,248 career points. She also moved into third on the all-time assists list with 482 and needs just three more to take over the second spot.

Petty scored 24 points and dished out six assists in Middle Tennessee’s road win at Old Dominion. She came up even bigger by making winning plays down the stretch in a thrilling 83-81 win at Charlotte in a game that pitted two of the top three teams in the C-USA race.

With first place on the line, Petty came up with 18 points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals. She shot 63 percent (7-of-11) and iced the game with clutch free throws in the final seconds.

Petty leads C-USA in assists (5.3) and minutes (38.7). She is also among C-USA leaders in scoring (5th, 17.6), free-throw percentage (3rd, .841), steals (6th, 2.0), 3-point field goal percentage (5th, .389), and 3-point field goals made (4th, 2.3).

Petty is among the Top 100 nationally in minutes (1st), assists (41st), free-throw percentage (44th), 3-point field goal percentage (60th), scoring (65th) and 3-point field goals per game (82nd).

Middle Tennessee returns to action when it faces rival WKU at Murphy Center Thursday. Tipoff is 6:30 p.m.
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