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Week 7: Women's Basketball Players of the Week

200 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Vanderbilt Athletics

Player of the Week: Vanderbilt's Mariella Fasoula was named Husky Classic tournament MVP as she led the Commodores to a 2-0 record, including the game-winner in overtime of Vanderbilt's first Pac-12 road win since 2012. On Friday, Fasoula became the first Commodore in nearly 12 years with six blocks in a game. She was four shy of a triple-double as she notched her fourth straight double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. On Saturday, Fasoula's heroics led Vanderbilt to a win at Washington with 19 points on 9 of 13 shooting. She added five rebounds, two blocks and two steals. With Vanderbilt trailing by one with 26 seconds left, Fasoula drew a foul. She missed the first free throw, but drained the second to tie the game and send it into overtime. In the extra session, Fasoula had all of Vanderbilt's points. With 11 seconds left, she drew a charge to give the Commodores the ball back. On the ensuing possession, she scored the game-winner with 0.4 seconds remaining to complete a 14-point comeback for the Commodores.

Freshman of the Week: Vanderbilt's Koi Love repeats after she earned Huskey Classic All-Tournament honors with back-to-back career nights. Love led the Commodores with a career-high 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting and added eight rebounds, six assists, one block and a steal to lead Vandy to a win over UC Irvine, 76-63. Less than 24 hours later, Love eclipsed that effort with a double-double that included a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds in addition to a career-high three steals, two blocks and two assists. She scored a team-high 12 points in the second half to help the Commodores erase an 11-point halftime deficit. In the closing minutes, she made a jumper with 1:43 left in the game to pull Vandy within one and on Vanderbilt next possession she was fouled and made a free throw to tie the game with 1:20 to play. It was Vanderbilt's first Pac-12 road win since 2012.