Auburn's Frankie Sullivan Named SEC Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness.com
Jan. 7, 2013
AUBURN - Auburn senior guard Frankie Sullivan was named SEC Player of the Week by CollegeSpportsMadness.com for his game-high 24-points in Auburn's come-from-behind 78-72 victory over defending ACC Champion Florida State last Wednesday.
Sullivan shot 3-of-7 from 3-point range and had four rebounds and a steal. The Uniontown, Ala., native scored 18 first half points to help bring Auburn back from a 12-point deficit to trailing by only 36-35 at halftime. Auburn won despite second leading scorer Chris Denson and 53 percent 3-point shooter Jordan Price being out with stress fractures. Sullivan shot 6-of-15 from the floor and 9-of-11 from the foul line as his streak of 21 consecutive made free throws came to an end.
"That's what we're going to need all year," said Sullivan. "I think I did my part in just carrying us and keeping us in the game in the first half. That's what I do. I don't try to score just to be scoring and get my points up, but I did that. I was hot in the first half, and the team started going in the second half. I tried not to force anything, and just let the team play. Josh (Wallace) did a great job of distributing the ball to us tonight. I think our bench did exceptionally well. Without our bench, I don't think we would've won this game."
Sullivan ranks second in the SEC averaging 17.8 points per game and has scored more than 20 points in eight of Auburn's 13 games this season, including a career-high 28 points vs. DePaul on Nov. 30 on 4-of-7 three-point shooting. He ranks second in the SEC in active scoring with 1,322 career points.
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