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Dendy earns Sun Belt Player of the Week for second time

Senior forward averaged 24.5 points, 10.0 rebounds last week

February 13, 2012 · Athletic Communications
NEW ORLEANS - Senior forward LaRon Dendy garnered his second Sun Belt Player of the Week honor after averaging 24.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in Middle Tennessee’s pair of victories last week. It marks the third weekly honor for a Blue Raider this season.

Dendy was a force in two key conference games for the Blue Raiders. The 6-9 forward had a career day against rival WKU in a 72-64 win on Thursday, posting his fifth double-double of the season with 26 points and 14 rebounds, both career-highs. He matched his career-high with four assists in the contest as well.

The Greenville, S.C., native followed that up with his eighth game of 20-or-more points this season, scoring 23 as MT clinched the Sun Belt East Division title with a 68-60 victory over West-leading UALR. Not only did Dendy score 19 points in the first half of the contest, but he also scored 12 in a row for the Blue Raiders to start the game. He finished the contest shooting nearly 82 percent from the field.

Dendy becomes the first Blue Raider in program history to receive multiple weekly accolades in the same season and the third to earn multiple weekly honors during their career, joining William Pippen and Desmond Yates.

Dendy and the Blue Raiders return to the court on Saturday for the final home game of the season. MT will host Florida Atlantic in Murphy Center at 5:30 p.m. CT on ESPN3.

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