Patrice Boyd Named C-USA Player of the Week
Feb. 19, 2001
MEMPHIS, TENN. - University of Memphis senior Patrice Boyd was named Conference USA Co-Player of the Week as released by the league office today. Cincinnati freshman Valerie King shared the honor with Boyd this week.
Boyd was instrumental in leading Memphis to road wins over Tulane and Southern Miss this past weekend. She scored a career-high 20 points at Southern Miss and pulled down six rebounds in the victory. She recorded just her second career double-double at Tulane with 14 points and 11 rebounds, seven of which were offensive boards. For the week, she totaled 34 points, 17 rebounds, three assists and three steals, while shooting 52 percent from the field.
Boyd, who is a candidate for C-USA Sixth Man of the Year honors, is third on the squad in rebounding and fourth in scoring, averaging 5.5 rebounds and 7.0 points per game. She is also third in three-point shots with 11, and third in steals with 37. She will be honored, along with senior teammates Tiffany Adkins, Tiffany Collins and Kelly Herron, on Sunday at a special Senior Day ceremony. Boyd will not start in the two games this weekend so that she can be considered for the Sixth Man Award. The honor stipulates that the player must not start more than half of the conference games, and she has already started eight of the possible 16 games. A native of Brownsville, Tenn., Boyd transferred to Memphis from the University of Kentucky.
Memphis' win over Tulane was their first in the last seven games with the Green Wave. Memphis' last win over Tulane was during the 1997-98 season. The 15-point win over Tulane marked Tulane's second worst defeat, as well as Memphis' biggest win since defeating DePaul by 18 points in the second game of the league season.
The Lady Tigers will close out the regular season this weekend when they host Houston on Friday at 7 p.m. and South Florida on Sunday at 3 p.m. The C-USA Tournament will feature all 12 teams in Milwaukee on March 2-5. The official C-USA bracket will not be released until late on Sunday, Feb. 25.