SEC Player Of The Week
Glory Johnson - Tennessee
Forward - Junior - Knoxville, Tenn.
In three wins last week, Glory Johnson continued to shine for the Lady Vols turning in 14.0 ppg and 11.3 rpg in victories over #22 Georgia, at Ole Miss and LSU to conclude the regular season. In continuing to lead the Lady Vols in league play, Johnson averaged a double-double in SEC league play with 13.7 ppg and 10.3 rpg. She’s the first Lady Vol (and second ever) since Candace Parker in 2006-07 to perform the feat in conference play. Against Georgia, Johnson became the 36th Lady Vol to score 1,000 career points on a free throw at the 13:26 mark in the second half. She finished with nine points and now has 1,002 for her career. For good measure, she ripped down 9 rebounds. At Ole Miss in the rain shortened game, Made her first six shots and first four free throws. She finished with 18 points (on 7-of-10 shooting), nine boards, three assists and four steals. Johnson scored or assisted on the Lady Vols’ first nine points, making a jumper in the lane and dishing assists on three other buckets. UT opened the game on a 9-0 run – At the 7:20 mark in the second half, Johnson grabbed a steal and attempted a dunk for the second time this season, but missed as it rimmed out. In the regular season finale against LSU, Johnson coupled aggressive defensive and secured her 10th double-double of the season and 20th of her career with 15 points and 16 boards as well as two blocks against LSU.
SEC Freshman Of The Week
Jaterra Bonds - Florida
Guard - Gainesville, Fla.
Jaterra Bonds scored a career-high 22 points in upset against SEC rival Georgia in the regular-season finale, a win that marked the first time in program history Florida has defeated the Bulldogs three consecutive times in Gainesville. Bonds’ five three-pointers in the win against Georgia tied Florida’s single game record for most treys by a freshman, as she hit 5-of-10 from beyond the arc. Converted 7-of-12 overall from the floor against Georgia. Scored 14 of her career-high 22 points in the second half of the victory against Georgia, when the Gators just outscored the Bulldogs, 39-36. In the win against Georgia, scored five consecutive points in the final three minutes of the game, as she knocked down a three-pointer with 2:56 remaining that gave UF a 68-66 lead and followed with a driving layup that extended the lead to four with 2:32 to play. After Georgia cut the lead to one point, stepped up and nailed one free throw with 22 seconds remaining that grew the lead to two, 73-71. In the upset win at Vanderbilt, which cut UF’s lead to two points, sank a gutsy and driving layup with 4:47 remaining. Then collected the defensive rebound on VU’s next possession and hit a jumper in the paint on the other end with 4:26 on the clock that gave UF a 66-60 lead en route to Florida’s first win in Nashville since Feb. 1, 2004.