Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 23, 2004) - Brandon Cole, a sophomore guard from Hector, Arkansas, has been named the Sooner Athletic Conference basketball Player of the Week. Cole led the Golden Eagles to two wins last week with a 25 point scoring effort on Thursday against Southern Nazarene University and then a stellar performance on defense against the nation's leading scorer on Saturday night when JBU defeated Oklahoma Christian. In addition to his 25 points on Thursday, Cole also pulled down 8 rebounds and had 3 assists and 2 steals. Then on Saturday, while holding a 6'9 post player who leads the NAIA in scoring with a 25.5 point average to 11 points, Cole scored 9 points himself and dished out 4 assists.