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Week 4: Women's Basketball Players of the Week

8 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Todd Van Emst

Player of the Week: Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan broke the MSU career rebounds record with her 1,109th board against the Texas Longhorns while leading MSU in that category with 12 on the day. Against Little Rock, she led State in points for her fourth 20-point game of the year. She has now recorded six double-doubles this season and scored in double figures in 14-straight games dating back to last year. McCowan shot 16-of-27 on the week, including a 5-of-8 mark at Texas. She averaged 18.0 points and 13.5 rebounds with 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks.

Freshman of the Week: Tennessee's Zaay Green tallied a career-high 17 points and added five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block, as No. 11/11 Tennessee remained unbeaten (6-0) with a 73-63 road victory at previously-unbeaten Oklahoma State (6-1) on Sunday afternoon in Stillwater. She connected on seven of 15 shots from the field, nailing a three-pointer and hitting two of four free throws in her finest effort as a Lady Vol. One of three UT players plagued with foul trouble, Green shrugged off that danger and was instrumental in the Lady Vols coming from three down at the half to win by 13. Her defense contributed to an overall effort that effectively shut off OSU's three-point shooting in the second half (6 of 10 first half / 1 of 7 second half) and held Cowgirls' star Braxtin Miller to seven post-intermission points after she sizzling the net for 22 in the first 20 minutes on 7-of-11 accuracy. Green was instrumental in UT flipping the script offensively in the second half, hitting on four of seven attempts and helping the Lady Vols burst out of the locker room with an 8-0 run that turned into a 19-2 spree. She had five points early during that run to set the tone.