ATLANTA (AP) - LSU has taken the top two awards on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team.
Senior guard Marcus Thornton was named player of the year Monday, and Trent Johnson took the coach of the year award after leading the Tigers to a 26-7 record, the SEC's regular-season
championship (13-3) and a spot in the NCAA tournament in his first season with the Tigers.
Terrico White of Ole Miss was named newcomer of the year.
Thornton, who averages 20.7 points a game, was a unanimous first-team selection. He was joined by the SEC's top scorer, Jodie Meeks of Kentucky (24.2), along with South Carolina's Devan Downey, Tennessee's Tyler Smith, Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado,