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Week 10: Women's Basketball Players of the Week

308 days ago
SEC Staff
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Player of the Week: Georgia's Caliya Robinson
Robinson finished just two blocks shy of a triple-double with 18 points, 19 rebounds and eight blocks in a road win at No. 16 Texas A&M. Her 19 rebounds ties for the second-best single-game performance among all SEC players this season and ties for the sixth-best performance by a Georgia player in school history. The eight blocks are the most by an SEC player against another league opponent this season and tied for the best overall. She recorded two double-doubles in two games this week and now has three-straight this year. For the week, she averaged a double-double of 19.5 points per game and 15.5 rebounds per game, while also averaging 6.5 blocks per contest. Robinson hit 75 percent of her shots against Arkansas, including a perfect 3-for-3 mark from behind the arc against the Razorbacks to finish with 21 points. Georgia's leading scorer and rebounder this season and has led the Lady Bulldogs to its best start since the 2012-13 NCAA Elite Eight Team began the season 16-2.

Freshman of the Week: Georgia's Gabby Connally
Connally scored 37 points in a win at No. 16 Texas A&M, marking the highest single-game point total for a Georgia freshman against an SEC opponent in program history. Her 37-point total is also tied the third-best overall single-game performance for a Lady Bulldog freshman behind only Georgia greats Coco Miller (45 vs. Charleston Southern in 1997) and Janet Harris (39 vs. Valdosta State in 1981). Fifteen of her 37 points against the Aggies came in the overtime period, where she hit 11-of-12 from the free-throw line to give Georgia its seventh-straight road win. Connally also hit four 3-pointers and was a perfect 6-for-6 on all of her shots inside the arc. Her four triples helped Georgia finish just one shy of setting a school record as the team finished with 12 on the day. She has now scored in double figures in four-straight games, including a then-career high of 13 points against Arkansas on Thursday. Connally leads the team with an 86-percent shooting percentage from the free-throw line and hit 20-of-22 from the charity stripe this week alone. She is now Georgia's third-leading scorer and has helped the Lady Bulldogs to a perfect 7-0 start on the road - the best for a Georgia team since the 1994-95 NCAA Final Four team went 11-0.