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Tyler Ulis and Mike Edwards earn weekly SEC honors

Tyler Ulis dominated on the hardwood while Mike Edwards is a rising star on the gridiron.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky had a football and basketball Wildcat earn weekly SEC honors this week.

On the gridiron, it was redshirt freshman safety Mike Edwards who won the SEC Freshman of the Week award. Edwards, who just recently became a starter, intercepted a pass and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown during UK's 58-10 win over the Charlotte 49ers. Edwards also had three tackles, including a one-yard tackle for loss. His tackle for loss came on Charlotte's first offensive play of the game, helping force a punt that set up UK's first scoring drive.

On the hardwood, sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis and Georgia’s Kenny Gaines shared SEC Player of the Week honors. Ulis helped power Kentucky to wins over No. 4 Duke and Wright State last week while dominating both ends of the court. He averaged team-highs in points (19.5), assists (5.5), steals (2.0) and free-throw percentage (.889) to lead UK to a 4-0 start to the season.

Against the defending national champions, Ulis scored a game-high and career-high 18 points while dishing out a game-high six assists with no turnovers in 40 minutes of play. He also played a pivotal role in helping limit Duke star Grayson Allen to a mere six points while the Blue Devil star has averaged 29 points in four games not against Kentucky this season.

Ulis followed that big performance with a game-high and career-high 21 points and a game-high five assists in the victory over Wright State.