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    SEC Women's Basketball Players Of The Week

    The Southeastern Conference released its women's basketball players of the week on Monday, recognizing outstanding performances on the court from around the league. 

    Player of the Week
    Ariel Massengale • Tennessee
    Junior • Point Guard
    • Led Tennessee in scoring twice during a week in which the Lady Vols went 3-0 and rose to No. 4/3 in the national rankings.
    • Scored a career-high 20 points and had seven assists, six rebounds and three steals while playing all 40 minutes in the road win at No. 12/11 North Carolina.
    • Drained a career-high five threes in nine attempts vs. the Tar Heels.
    • Followed that effort with 16 points, five assists, four rebounds and a steals in the win over Chattanooga, which is receiving votes.
    • Connected on four of five threes in that contest to go 9-14 over a two-game span from three-point land.
    • Had nine points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in Sunday’s victory over Georgia Tech, another team receiving votes in the polls.  

    Freshman of the Week
    Alaina Coates • South Carolina
    Center
    • Averaged a double-double for the week and is just shy of averaging one for the season.
    • Snagged 10 of her 14 rebounds against College of Charleston in the second half, helping the Gamecocks more than double their lead over halftime.
    • Tied for third in school history for rebounds by a freshman with her 14 against CofC, one short of the freshman school record.
    • Needed just 13 minutes on the court to record 11 points and 14 rebounds against College of Charleston.
    • Swatted away four shots against Seton Hall, including one without leaving her feet, which is tied for fourth-most ever by a Gamecock freshman.