Breanna Stewart Named Big East Freshman of the Week

UConn forward Breanna Stewart reacts after failing to come up with a loose ball during the second half.

For the third time this season, UConn Huskies women's basketball player Breanna Stewart has been named Big East Freshman of the Week.

Here's the release:

STORRS, Conn. – UConn women’s basketball standout Breanna Stewart was tabbed as this week’s BIG EAST Freshman of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday morning. This is Stewart’s third time this season to earn the accolade.

The freshman center averaged 11.5 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week for the Huskies, which included a win over No. 4 Duke and a league victory at Cincinnati. After not attempting a shot in the opening period against Duke, Stewart finished the evening with 13 points, five rebounds and three blocks while shooting 71 percent against the Blue Devils.

She followed that up with a 10-point, seven-rebound effort at Cincinnati where she played 22 minutes. Stewart also added two assists and a block against the Bearcats.

Stewart and the Huskies return to action on Tuesday, January 29 at the XL Center when the welcome conference foe Villanova for a 7 p.m. tip.

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