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    SEC Women's Basketball Players Of The Week

    Player of the Week
    Tyrese Tanner • Auburn
    Junior • Guard • Birmingham, Ala.


    • Tanner led Auburn in scoring in the opening weekend of the season, averaging 20.5 points per game while leading Auburn to a runner-up finish in the Wolfpack Invitational.
    • Tanner scored a career-high 26 points against North Carolina State in the championship game; her 26 points are the most for a Tiger since Alli Smalley scored 27 on Jan. 13, 2011.
    • The 26 points is also the most points scored by any player in the SEC this season.
    • She nearly averaged a double-double on the weekend, averaging 8.5 rebounds per game; she led Auburn with nine in the opener against Maine and had 8 against the Wolfpack.
    • The nine rebounds against Maine set a new career high for Tanner.
    • The 11 free throws she hit against N.C. State is also a career high.
    • Tanner stepped up on the defensive end as well, averaging 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.
    • For her efforts over the weekend, Tanner was named to the Wolfpack Invitational All-Tournament Team.

    Freshman of the Week
    Bashaara Graves • Tennessee
    Forward/Center • Clarksville, Tenn.


    • Through two games, Graves leads Tennessee in scoring (16.0) and rebounding (10.0), averaging a double-double.
    • Getting her first career start on the road at Georgia Tech on Sunday, Graves helped UT topple the #22/20 Yellow Jackets, 71-54, as GT played its first-ever game in McCamish Pavilion.
    • Became the 20th freshman in Lady Vol history to record a double-double, producing team-leading and career-high totals of 18 points and 12 rebounds (seven of them offensive) in 27 minutes as Tennessee improved to 1-1 on the season.
    • Her early play was key to UT getting off to a good start, as she had totaled 14 points and eight boards in 16 first-half minutes, hitting seven of 12 shots from the field.
    • Graves also added four steals and helped the Big Orange employ an effective 2-3 zone that led to a 45-30 halftime lead and 24-point second-half advantage over a program that went to the Sweet 16 last season.
    • In her college debut, Graves came off the bench to finish with 14 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes of play in the loss to Chattanooga on Friday night.