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Cincinnati's IImar'I Thomas, USF's Kristyna Brabencova Tabbed AAC Women's Hoops Winners for Week ending January 12
Posted: January 13, 2020 -- 12:35 p.m. CT
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
IImar’I Thomas * Junior * Forward * Cincinnati
Thomas had a record-setting week in back-to-back conference wins for Cincinnati, averaging 27.5 points, 11 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 80 percent (20-of-25) from the field. On Wednesday, she posted a 23-point, 14-rebound double-double as the Bearcats defeated Memphis 73-66. Thomas then put forth a career-high 32 points on 12-of-13 shooting and a perfect 8-of-8 from the foul line in Cincinnati’s 81-64 win over UCF, adding eight rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Kristyna Brabencova * Guard * USF
Brabencova was key in USF's 68-52 win at Tulsa on Sunday, scoring a career-high 17 points in 33 minutes. The freshman went 6-of-9 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers and 3-for-3 from the free throw line, snagging five rebounds. She rounded out her line with two assists, three steals and two blocks. The victory was USF's first road win of the season as the Bulls rose to 2-0 in league play.
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Weekly Honor Roll
Christyn Williams * Sophomore * Guard * UConn
Posted back-to-back 21-point performances with seven rebounds, three assists and 1.5 steals per game in UConn's 1-1 week, featuring a setback to No. 6 Baylor and win over Houston; shot 55.6 (15-of-27) from the field
Sydni Harvey * Sophomore * Guard * USF
Scored a season-high 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, with six buckets from beyond the arc, in USF's win at Tulsa on Sunday; added three rebounds, an assist and two steals
Mia Davis * Junior * Forward * Temple
Averaged a 19.5-point, 14.5-rebound double-double in conference wins over Houston and SMU; posted a conference-high 18 rebounds against the Cougars and recorded 23 points and 11 boards against SMU, shooting 57.1 percent from the field on the week
Arsula Clark * Junior * Guard * Tulane
Was key in Tulane's 2-0 week in conference play, including wins over Tulsa and Memphis; averaged 19 points, six rebounds, 1.5 assists and 5.5 steals per game as the Green Wave rose to 3-0 in The American
Alexis Gaulden * Senior * Guard * Tulsa
Doubled her season average with 16.5 points per game last week, scoring 14 against Tulane and 19 against USF; averaged five rebounds, five steals and five assists per game and shot 40 percent from the floor
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