MU’s Brantley is SEC special teams player of week

11/25/2013 1:34 PM

11/25/2013 7:39 PM

Freshman Harold Brantley became the 11th Missouri player to win a weekly award from the Southeastern Conference this season.

Brantley, who blocked a field goal and gained 26 yards on a fake punt in the fifth-ranked Tigers’ 24-10 win at Mississippi, was selected Monday as the SEC special teams player of the week.

It is the first conference award for Brantley, who also splits time at defensive tackle with junior Lucas Vincent.

Brantley wasn’t originally credited with the field-goal block, but that was changed after a video review of the game.

Missouri’s 11 weekly conference awards is a program record.

Kulas shares women’s basketball award

Missouri senior forward Bri Kulas was picked as the SEC co-player of the week for women’s basketball after averaging 21.5 points in two wins last week.

Kulas, a Shawnee Mission North graduate who played at Kansas State and Johnson County Community College before transferring to Missouri, scored a career-high 27 points Thursday in a win against Southeast Missouri.

She added 16 points Saturday and hit two key free throws late as the Tigers rallied to stay unbeaten at Tennessee-Martin.

Kulas, who also averaged 6.5 rebounds and three assists last week, shared the award with Mississippi junior forward Tia Faleru.

Volleyball still fourth

Missouri’s 33-0 volleyball team remained fourth in this week’s coaches’ poll but received a first-place vote for the first time in program history. The Tigers close the regular season Wednesday against Arkansas.

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