From the American Athletic Conference:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced winners of the league’s first weekly women’s basketball honors for games ending Feb. 8.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Courtney Williams * G * 5-8 * Jr. * USF
Williams led RV/RV USF to an undefeated week with wins over UCF and Cincinnati. The junior averaged 23.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game and had her eighth straight game with 20 or more points, the longest streak in the nation. Williams opened the week with 26 points and seven assists on 10-for-18 shooting in a win over the Knights on Feb. 3. She scored 20 points in 25 minutes in Saturday’s win over the Bearcats.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Gabby Williams * F * 5-11 * UConn
Williams averaged 17.0 points and 13.5 rebounds per game on 62.5-percent shooting in a 2-0 week for the Huskies. The freshman came off the bench in both games and opened the week with 18 points and 14 rebounds in Tuesday’s win over Cincinnati. She followed that up with a 16-point, 13-rebound effort in Saturday’s victory at Memphis. With back-to-back double-doubles, Williams became the first Husky since Maya Moore to record double-doubles in consecutive games.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Chinwe Duru * C * 6-2 * Jr. * Tulane
Scored a career-high 23 points with on a career-best 11 field goals made in a win over Temple on Saturday
Alliya Butts * G * 5-4 * Fr. * Temple
Averaged 24.5 points per game in a 1-1 week for the Owls, went 12-for-13 (.923) from the charity stripe
Kolby Morgan * G * 5-8 * Fr. * Tulane
Shot 52.6-percent from the field last week including a 10-for-11 outing at the free-throw line, averaged 16.5 points, 3.5 steals and 3.5 assists per game
Mariah Turner * F * 6-2 * Sr. * Tulsa
Had 16 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Houston on Feb. 8, shot 70-percent (7-for-10) from the field
Jasmine Phillips * G * 5-10 * Jr. * East Carolina
Scored 14 points and matched career-highs in rebounds (10) and assists (5) in a win over Houston on Feb. 3