Player of the Week: Alabama's Ashley Williams
Williams had a monster week for the Crimson Tide, recording double-doubles in both of Alabama's wins, averaging 16.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals in the two games. On Thursday, she guided UA to its first victory in program history in Knoxville, which also snapped a 22-game losing streak against AP top 25 teams. Williams shot 70 percent from the field at Thompson-Boling Arena to finish with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while also adding a career-high five assists in the contest. Three days later, and on Senior Day, she backed up her performance against the Vols with another double-double, recording a team-high 17 points and game-best 10 rebounds to go along with three steals and a block against rival Auburn. The pair of double-doubles gave Williams 16 for her career, and she currently stands at No. 10 in career points (1,345) and No. 7 in career rebounds (792) at Alabama.
Freshman of the Week: Texas A&M's Chennedy Carter
Carter averaged 29.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in two games this week. Her 31-point performance against Mississippi State is the third-most points scored by a Texas A&M freshman in a single game, and her 28-point performance against Florida ranks as the seventh-most by a Texas A&M freshman. She has posted eight of the nine top single-game scoring marks for a Texas A&M freshman. Scored 28 points against Florida, including hitting shots on back-to-back possessions in the final two minutes that extended A&M's lead from one to six points. Against Mississippi State, scored 31 points, her fifth career 30+ point game. She ranks third at Texas A&M in career 30+ point games. Has scored 20+ points in 10 of her last 12 games. Moved up from 11th to third on Texas A&M's single-season points list, trailing just Jaynetta Saunders' 2000-01 season and Danielle Adams' 2010-11 season. Carter ranks in the top 10 nationally among freshmen in assists, assist-to-turnover ratio, field goals made, field goal percentage, free throws made and free throw percentage.