The Southeastern Conference announced its most recent women's basketball players of the week Monday, recognizing outstanding performances on the court from around the league.
Jennifer O’Neill • Kentucky
Junior • Guard
• O’Neill poured in a school-record 43 points in a thrilling 4OT win vs. No. 9 Baylor Friday night in AT&T Stadium.
• Came off the bench to score 33 of her career-best 43 points in the second half and overtime periods.
• Broke former UK All-American Valerie Still’s school record for points in a single game (42), set on Dec. 19, 1982 vs. Charleston.
• Finished 14-of-31 from the field and 13-of-19 from the free-throw line, all career highs.
• Her 31 field goal attempts were a school record.
• The 13 free-throws made tie for fourth all time, while the 19 attempts are a school record.
• Dished out a season-high tying six assists.
• In the first overtime session, O’Neill scored nine of the UK’s 14 points, with seven of those points coming at the free-throw line (7-of-10).
• Played a career-high 46 minutes.
• With O’Neill’s scoring outburst, she now leads the team in scoring for the season at 14.7 per game.
Freshman of the Week
Jessica Jackson • Arkansas
• Jacson scored 31 points in two wins against Kansas and Northwestern State.
• She hit a game-changing three-pointer late in the game in Arkansas’ first true road game of the season at Kansas.
• She went 11-for-25 (.440) from the field and 4-for-4 from the line.
• She leads the team with 14.6 ppg.
• Also leads the team with 16 blocks.
• Is ranked 72nd in NCAA (Dec 1) in blocks per game.
• She ranks 11th in SEC in scoring, ninth in SEC in field goal percentage, 14th in SEC in three-pointers made, and fourth in SEC in blocks.
• She scored in double figures in nine of 10 games.