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Player of the week
Seth Davis
January 14, 2002
MARIO AUSTIN
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January 14, 2002

Player Of The Week

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MARIO AUSTIN

SOPHOMORE, CENTER, MISSISSIPPI STATE

The week: The 6'9", 265-pound Austin scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Bulldogs (14-1) To a stunning 74-69 overtime victory over No. 6 Kentucky in Starkville, Miss., last Saturday. Three of his 25 points after intermission came on his first career trey, with seven seconds left in regulation, which sent the game into overtime. Here's his dossier.

Major: Physical Education

Pregame ritual: Listen to UP John & the East Side Boyz

Last movie seen (and rating): Scary Movie 2 (5 stars on a scale of 1 to 5)

Favorite activity when I want to relax: Go fishing with coach Rick Stansbury.

Basketball move trying to master: Shaquille O'Neal's spin move to get open for an alley-oop.

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