Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Today UConn Sr. All-American Maya Moore was named Big East Player of the Week for a Big East single-season record 8th time. Moore averaged 21ppg, 7.3rpg and 4.3apg, while shooting 52.4 percent from the floor and leading the Huskies to a 3-0 week in the Big East and an undefeated Big East Regular Season Championship for the 3rd straight year. She scored 20 points and dished out five assists against only one turnover in the Huskies' 80-59 victory over Seton Hall on Feb. 22. She also pulled down six rebounds and buried three 3-point field goals against the Pirates. She followed that up with another 20-point effort at No. 18/19 Georgetown on Feb. 26, connecting 8-of-9 from the free throw line and hauling in eight rebounds. She capped the week with a 23-point, eight-rebound effort against Syracuse in her last regular-season home game. Moore made 11-of-13, adding eight rebounds in the 82-47 victory over the Orange. Moore has scored at least 20 points 71 times in her career and has netted double-figure points in all but four of her 146 career games. Moore has tallied the BIG EAST honor eight times this year, surpassing the record that was shared by Nykesha Sales (1997-98) and Angel McCoughtry (2008-09). It was also the 12th time in her career that she has been named the BIG EAST Player of Week, tying Rebecca Lobo and McCoughtry for the most weekly honors in a career.