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Women’s Basketball Players of the Week


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Player of the Week: Alabama’s Brittany Davis put together back-to-back 23+ point and six rebound games to help Alabama defeat both No. 12/8 Tennessee (home) and Texas A&M (away in double overtime) last week. At Texas A&M, Davis scored just three points in the first half on 1-of-10 from the field, including 0-of-5 from long range, as Alabama trailed Texas A&M, 31-22, at halftime. Davis came out of the locker room after halftime scoring 21 points on 8-of-9 from the field (88.9 percent), including 5-of-6 from long range (83.3 percent), in the second half alone to help Alabama tie and go into overtime with Texas A&M. In fact, Davis had perfect shooting on 5-of-5 from the field, including 3-of-3 from the arc, in the fourth quarter alone. Davis’ 32 points at Texas A&M are a career high, and the most of any player on the team this season. Davis’ seven three-point field goals at Texas A&M are a career high, marking the third time she has reset her career high in that category this season, and the most of any player on the team this season. On the week she went 20-of-41 with a 11-of-23 mark from beyond the arc.

Freshman of the Week: Jada Walker helped lead Kentucky to four wins in eight days, including three in one week. The four-game winning streak for the Wildcats is the longest in league play for second-year head coach Kyra Elzy. Walker’s 3-point shooting was the highlight of her week. She made all three 3-pointers she attempted against Mississippi State. She also hit three against Vanderbilt, attempting a career high seven. She scored the second-most points on the team against Mississippi State and third-most against Vanderbilt. Her 3-point shooting has helped Kentucky record seven or more 3s in each of the three games for the first time in league play. Recorded three or more rebounds in each of the last three games, marking the first time in her rookie season she has earned 3+ rebounds in three straight games. Has recorded 13 double-figure scoring games this season, including two during the week.

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