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Week 7: Women's Basketball Players of the Week

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Co-Players of the Week: South Carolina's Aliyah Boston finished with a game-high 12 rebounds, 20 points and seven blocks at No. 10/8 Kentucky in just 25 minutes on the court. Played just 5:04 of the first quarter (4 pts, 1 reb) before a second foul sent her to the bench for the rest of the half. She returned to the court after halftime with the Gamecocks trailing 41-32, their largest deficit of the season. With Kentucky up 52-45 midway through third quarter, Boston added two offensive rebounds, three defensive boards, a steal, a blocked shot that she took the other way for a layup to cut the lead to one to cap her 10 points and six rebounds in the third period alone. She launched a 12-2 run early in the fourth quarter with a putback and a pair of free throws, adding a pair of blocks during the surge that built a 69-60 advantage. When Kentucky closed within on at 70-71 with 1:30 to play, put back her own missed then blocked Howard on the other end to seal the victory. Seven blocks was season high and tied her career SEC high.

Aaliyah Wilson scored a career-high 27 points, going 10-of-19 from the field to help propel the Aggies over her former team, the No. 13 Arkansas Razorbacks. She drilled three 3-pointers and was perfect from the free-throw line (4-4). The guard also snagged eight rebounds in A&M's second-consecutive victory over a top-15 team. Against No. 10 Kentucky, Wilson scored 18 points and held spearhead a defense that held Rhyne Howard to only three points and two shot attempts in the fourth quarter. She played 40 minutes in both of A&M's victories this week. She led A&M to its first instance of beating back-to-back ranked teams since the 2015-16 season. The Maroon & White has tied its best start in program history with 12-straight wins, and Wilson has been the driving force behind the streak.

Freshman of the Week: Alabama's Myra Gordon saw her most playing time to date in an SEC game with 22 minutes at Vanderbilt, finishing with six points, three rebounds and a block. She knocked down the first three-pointer of her Alabama career in the win over LSU and followed that up with a pair in the victory against the Commodores. Her three rebounds were the most she's had against an SEC opponent and her block in Sunday's win at Vanderbilt was her second of the season and first in a league game. Her tto assists in the LSU victory ties her season high.