Jake Odum Named MVC Player Of The Week
December 31, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
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ST. LOUIS -- Indiana State senior guard Jake Odum has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player Of The Week following his standout performance on December 28 in an 85-73 home court victory over Belmont.
Odum paced the Sycamores with 25 points against the Bruins. Odum hit 50 percent of his field goals (7-of-14), including his lone 3-point attempt and was 10-of-11 from the free throw line. He added seven assists, five rebounds and four steals as well as a blocked shot in 34 minutes of action. He also led the MVC in points, assists and steals average over the week.
He moved into fourth place all-time at ISU with 189 career steals following his four against Belmont. Odum’s 3-pointer came with 10:15 left in the first half and staked the Sycamores to a 22-17 lead while his conventional 3-point play at the 12:08 mark of the second half broke the game’s eighth tie and gave ISU a 49-46 lead and spurred a late run to victory.
The Sycamores open Valley play on New Years Day when they host league newcomer Loyola at 3:05 p.m. (ET) inside Hulman Center.