Thu, Feb. 28, 2013
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Pikeville senior guard Jamar Briscoe is the 2012-13 Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, conference officials announced tonight at its annual banquet at the Thomas D. Clark Center for History.
Briscoe is one of 10 men's basketball student-athletes selected by the conference coaches to the all-conference first-team. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.
Additionally, 12 student-athletes were honored as All MSC Second Team.
Briscoe finished the regular season ranked in the top five in seven statistical categories including leading the conference in free throw percentage at 84.8 percent. He is second in the MSC in scoring (22.0) and fifth in field goal percentage (47.9), 3-point percentage (39.6) and steals per game (1.9).
Rio Grande's D.D. Joiner is the MSC Freshman of the Year as voted on by the league coaches. Joiner averaged 15.3 points while shooting 45.7 percent from the field -- which is ninth best in the conference.
Shawnee State's Tyler Boyles is the Mid-South Conference's Champions of Character recipient. He earned the award -- as voted on by the conference athletics director -- based on his academic and athletic achievement, campus and community leadership, future ambition and a demonstration of five core character values of the NAIA.
Lindsey Wilson's Paul Peck is the Mid-South Coach of the Year -- as voted by his peers -- after leading his Blue Raiders to the regular season title and a 26-4 overall record.
Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball First Team
Kalen Kimberland *
Vic Moses $
Benito Santiago, Jr.
Trevor Setty *
$ - 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 MSC First Team
* - 2011-12 MSC First Team
Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Second Team
The Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament opens on Friday with four quarterfinal games at the Frankfort Convention Center.
Top-seeded Lindsey Wilson faces eighth-seeded UVa.-Wise at 2 p.m. ET followed by No. 4-seed Campbellsville and No. 5-seed Shawnee State at 4 p.m. ET. No. 2-seed Pikeville faces seventh-seeded St. Catharine at 6 p.m. ET and No. 3-seed Georgetown and sixth-seeded Cumberlands play the nightcap at 8 p.m. ET.
Friday's winners advance to Saturday's semifinals -- games are scheduled for 6 and 8 p.m. ET -- with the championship game set for 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 3.