Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Randi Brown, New Orleans; Taylor Baudoin, Central Arkansas. The Colonels are the No. 4 seed in the 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament and earned a bye into the second round. They will face the winner between No. 8 McNeese and No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday at 11 a.m. CT. All early round games of the Southland tournament will broadcast on ESPN3. FRISCO, Texas – For the fifth time this season, Nicholls junior guard Cassidy Barrios is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Sunday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls – Jr. – Guard – Raceland. La.Barrios ended the regular season with her 14th and 15th overall double-doubles, leading Nicholls to its eighth win in the last nine games to secure the No. 4 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament. In last week’s games, Barrios averaged 19.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals, 3.0 assists, and 2.0 blocks. With Nicholls leading by just one point at the break against Southeastern in the finale, Barrios took over in the second half with 16 points to lead the Colonels to their fourth-straight victory.