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    SEC Women's Basketball Players Of The Week

    The Southeastern Conference announced its weekly women's basketball honors on Monday, recognizing outstanding performances from around the league after another week of conference play.

    Player of the Week
    Cierra Burdick • Tennessee
    Junior • Forward


    • Entering the week averaging 7.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, Burdick elevated her game immensely and propelled Tennessee to a pair of 10-point wins by averaging 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks.
    • Her efforts enabled Tennessee to win its fifth-straight league game and improve to 18-4 overall and 7-2 in the SEC, climbing back to second in the league standings.
    • Burdick connected on 15 of 22 shots for the week for 68.2 percent marksmanship after struggling through a season-long shooting slump that left her at 34.4 percent from the field entering the Arkansas game.
    • She led Tennessee in scoring in both contests last week after only previously pacing the team in points during one occasion as a freshman.
    • With Tennessee trailing by 15 points in the first half and eight at the break vs. Alabama, Burdick’s accurate shooting lifted the struggling Lady Vols back into the game and onto victory with 21 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 35 minutes of action.
    • It marked Burdick’s third double-double of the season and ninth of her career.
     

    Opponent Points Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
    Arkansas 16 7 4 2 1
    at Alabama 21 11 2 0 2


    Co-Freshmen of the Week
    Alaina Coates  • South Carolina
    Center


    • Led team in scoring and rebounding with 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while averaging just 19.0 minutes last week.
    • Tied her career high with 24 points against Ole Miss, the first 20-point SEC game by a Gamecock freshman since March 2010.
    • Posted her seventh double-double of the season against Ole Miss to tie for third in the SEC in double-doubles.
    • Added 13 points in just 16 minutes against Missouri.
    • Blocked four shots against Missouri to move into the program’s all-time top 10 for single-season blocks (46).
     

    Opponent Points Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
    Ole Miss 24 12 0 0 1
    Missouri 13 5 1 4 0

    Ronni Williams  • Florida
    Guard/Forward
     
    • Williams earned a start in both games last week and averaged 11.0 points and 5.0 rebounds with 3.0 assists while shooting 56.3 percent from the floor.
    • Despite big foul trouble early (3 in the first 10 minutes at Ole Miss), Williams finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and a career-high five assists in just 14 minutes of action. 
    • The rookie scored six of her points during the game-breaking 17-1 run in the second half.
    • Led the Gators to their fifth and then sixth SEC wins of the season, one more than all of last year


    Opponent Points Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
    Alabama 11 4 1 2 1
    at Ole Miss 11 7 5 0 1