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Week 11: Women's Basketball Players of the Week

31 days ago
SEC Staff
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Player of the Week: South Carolina's Tyasha Harris was the team's top scorer of the week in wins at Missouri (78-45) and No. 9 Mississippi State (81-79). Of the team's nine made field goals in the first quarter against Mississippi State, she scored (4) or assisted (4) on all but one of them, including a buzzer-beating three to build a nine-point advantage after opening period. Down three with 3:26 to play against the Bulldogs, Harris scored the final five points - converting a layup after her steal, hitting a jumper from the left elbow to give Gamecocks the lead with 2:01 to play, hitting a free throw with eight seconds to play after finally corralling an in-bounds pass that got batted around between the two teams. She finished as the team's top scorer against the Bulldogs, her first 20-point game of the SEC season and her high total (23) for the season. She scored five of her 11 points at Missouri during a 16-2 late second-quarter run. With five assists at Missouri, she became second Gamecock to amass 600 career assists and is now just five assists away from tying program record.

Freshman of the Week: Tennessee guard Jordan Horston averaged 14 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.5 blocks and a steal last week to help Tennessee move into second place in the SEC Standings. The 6-foot-2 product of Columbus, Ohio, has started every game and has been instrumental in the No. 23/25 Lady Vols' 15-3 overall record and 5-1 SEC start. Horston led the Lady Vols in scoring with an SEC-high 19 points, helping UT end a five-game series losing streak to Alabama on Monday night with a 65-63 victory. She also pulled down eight rebounds and tallied four assists, a career-best four blocks and a steal. At Florida, Horston played a smooth floor game in UT's 28-point triumph, scoring nine points and tallying five assists, four rebounds, three blocks and a steal in 23 minutes. She now has scored in double figures 11 times, including in eight of the last 10 games. The other two contests, she tallied nine points. She is second in the SEC with a 5.0 assists per game average and is the only freshman among the top 15 in that category.