Georgia forward Cameron Forte (11) and LSU guard Tim Quarterman (55) vie for control of the ball during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/The Baton Rouge Advocate,Hilary Scheinuk)

LSU guard Tim Quarterman has been named the Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his efforts against Missouri on Thursday night and Georgia on Saturday night.

Quarterman scored a career-high 27 points in an 87-84 double-overtime win against Georgia on Saturday night. He also had five rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks to key the victory.

Quarterman was responsible for getting the game to a second overtime when, with his team trailing 80-74, he scored six points in the final 36 seconds of the first extra period.

He made a 3-point basket and then drove in for a layup and was fouled on the play. He made the free throw to complete the old-fashioned three-point play and Georgia missed a last-second shot to send the game to the second overtime.

Quarterman was 6-of-10 on 3-point shots agsainst Georgia, which ties the most made in a game by an individual this season in the Southeastern Conference.

A 6-foot-6 sophomore from Savannah, Georgia, Quarterman opened the week with a team-high 19 points in a 74-67 overtime loss at Missouri on Thursday night.

He is averaging 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game going into LSU’s game with Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi, on Wednesday night.