Player of the Week
Aliyah Boston, South Carolina
Boston, dominated both wins this week and did it early in both games, scoring 10 points in the first quarter at Kentucky and eight in the opening 10 minutes against Missouri on a combined 8-of-12 shooting. She posted back-to-back 20-point SEC games for first time in her career. Six of her 10 rebounds against Missouri came on the offensive end and she scored eight points off them. She started a 12-0 run that closed the first half against Missouri with back-to-back inside buckets and scored six of the Gamecocks' first eight points at Kentucky. She started a 16-2 run to close the first half at Kentucky with an inside move and added a block, an assist and three defensive rebounds to the surge that turned a 10-point deficit into a four-point halftime lead in a five-minute span. She broke the program record for career offensive rebounds (tied at Kentucky, broken vs. Missouri). She secured her 11th double-double of the season, putting her one shy of the Gamecock record of 72 in a career currently held by Sheila Foster (1979-82). On the week she shot .750 (15-of-20) with a free throw percentage of .917 (11-of-12). She averaged 20.5 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2.0 apg and 3.0 bpg.
Freshman of the Week
Saylor Poffenbarger, Arkansas
Poffenbarger, was a huge contributor in another Razorback win to improve their win streak to four straight while helping Arkansas to its best start in SEC play since 2005-06 at 4-1. She tallied 13 points and five rebounds, as well as an assist and steal in the win over Vanderbilt, while playing a team-high 36 minutes. She has been essential in helping Arkansas match last year's regular season win total at 17 with 11 regular season games left to play.