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Week 13: Women's Basketball Players of the Week

133 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Todd Van Emst

Player of the Week: Auburn sophomore Unique Thompson helped the Tigers to two wins last week, averaging 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in Auburn's victories over Ole Miss and Georgia. Thompson picked up her ninth double-double of the season and 16th of her career Thursday night at Ole Miss when she scored 20 points to go with 12 rebounds, helping Auburn to its fourth road win in SEC play. She had 12 points in the first quarter alone and was a career-best 10-of-12 at the free-throw line to help the Tigers to the 64-51 victory. In the Tigers' come-from-behind 59-58 win over Georgia on Sunday, Thompson was one rebound shy of a second-straight double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds; of those, seven points and five rebounds came in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Tigers erased a 13-point deficit in the final 8:00 to snap a four-game skid against the Lady Bulldogs.

Freshman of the Week: South Carolina's Victaria Saxton was perfect from the field for the week and scored in double figures for the first time SEC action with a career-high 19 points at Arkansas, narrowly missing her first career double-double. She snagged a defensive rebound late in the first half at Kentucky then delivered on an and-one on the other end to give the Gamecocks their first lead in the game. She then pulled down the offensive rebound on a late-game missed free throw to end the Kentucky comeback. At Arkansas, five of her nine rebounds came on the offensive end, turning each of them quickly into two points (four field goals, two free throws). She scored 10 of her 19 points at Arkansas in the fourth quarter, including a putback to give the Gamecocks a 64-62 lead that they would not relinquish down the stretch. She grabbed five of her nine rebounds and added two blocked shots in the final 10 minutes as well and hit a pair of free throws with 19 seconds to play and a six-point lead to end Arkansas' comeback drive - entered the game hitting just 45.5 percent from the free throw line.