PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After helping the No. 2 University of Connecticut women’s basketball team to wins over Temple and USF by a 38.0 point margin, redshirt-sophomore forward Morgan Tuck (Bolingbrook, Ill.) has been selected as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday.
On Wednesday against the Owls, Tuck set a new conference career-high, dropping 24 points on 11-of-12 shooting to go along with seven boards and four assists. She followed up the performance with a 15-point, six-rebound effort against the Bulls on Sunday.
Tuck was previously named Player of the Week on Dec. 8 and earns the Huskies’ fourth overall weekly honor of the season.
Over her last 10 games, Tuck is averaging 15.1 points and has scored at least 20 points in four games during the stretch. At 14.8 points per game, the sophomore is UConn’s second leading scorer and is one of seven Husky players shooting over 50.0 from the field.
As a team, UConn has won 15-straight games and is a perfect 6-0 in The American. The Huskies return to action for a league game against UCF on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. on SNY with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Sports Radio Network.