Player of the Week: Rennia Davis led unranked Tennessee to a 3-0 start to the Kellie Harper era, averaging 16.7 ppg., 8.3 rpg. and 1.7 apg. while shooting 44 percent from the field and 43 percent from the three-point arc for the week. Davis had double-doubles in two of her three contests, upping her career total to 20. She capped her week on national television, tying her career high in points with 33 on the road against No. 16/14 Notre Dame, as the Lady Vols won in Purcell Pavilion for the first time since 2008. The UT triumph, which came after UT lost leading scorer Zaay Green to an ACL tear two days earlier in practice, also marked the first loss at home by the Irish outside of UConn over the last 114 contests. The Irish were 110-3 during that span heading into the game. Against the Fighting Irish, Davis hit 12 of 20 shots, including 5-of-9 marksmanship from long range to tie her career best for three pointers made in a game. She also added 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season, plus an assist and a blocked shot. Davis also had a double-double in the season opener vs. ETSU, firing in 13 points and pulling down 10 caroms. She also added a pair of assists.
Freshman of the Week: South Carolina's Aliyah Boston's triple-double against Alabama State was the first ever by an NCAA Div. I women's basketball player in her college debut and the first by a Div. I freshman since Dec. 2017. It was just the seventh triple-double in program history and the first by a Carolina freshman. It is the only triple-double by an active SEC player in her career and the first in the league since Nov. 2017. Her 10 blocks against Alabama State tied the school record. She followed up the season opener with a great performance on the road against a top-five team, leading the team in scoring with 14 points. She scored eight of the team's first 10 points to put Maryland in its heels early. She finished the week with 26 points, 19 rebounds, 15 blocks, three steals and two assists.