Dickson Garners Another TSWA Weekly Honor
Feb. 26, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Senior forward Nicole Dickson was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 24.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in a pair of Memphis wins last week.
The Greeneville, Tenn., native finished with 22 points and a season-high 16 rebounds in an overtime win at Southern Miss, shooting 8-for-21 from the field and 4-for-6 from the free-throw line. She also added two blocks and three steals in the win.
On Sunday, Dickson played in her final career game at FedExForum, and drained 20 first half points. She eventually finished with 27 points, five rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals in a win over UTEP. She was 10-for-20 from the field and the 27 point outing was her 13th of the season.
The two 20-plus point games marked the fourth time this season that Dickson had put together back-to-back 20-point outings.
With the victories this week, Memphis moved from ninth into a tie for fourth in the C-USA standings. The Tigers play at Tulsa, who is currently tied for sixth in the league standings, on Thursday. The Tigers then play second-place East Carolina on the road, Sunday.
This is the third time this season Dickson has received the TSWA honor. On Monday, she earned her fourth Conference USA women's basketball Player of the Week honor, becoming the first player in Memphis history to earn four player of the week honors from Conference USA in a season.