Women's Basketball Sweeps C-USA Weekly Honors
Dec. 5, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - - The University of Memphis women's basketball team swept the C-USA weekly awards with senior guard Brittany Carter earning the C-USA Player of the Week and freshman post Ann Jones earning C-USA Freshman of the Week. It's the first weekly award of the season for Carter, the second of her career, and the second honor of the season for Jones.
Carter averaged 25.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.5 steals per game in a pair of Tiger wins last week. The Covington, Ga., native shot 64.7 percent from the floor and 57.1 percent from three-point range en route the weekly honor. She had a career-high six steals in the win over Tennessee State on Thursday, then broke that career high one game later, finishing with nine steals in a 90-69 win over UT Martin on Sunday. She scored over 20 points in back-to-back games for the first time since her sophomore season (when she posted back-to-back 20-point games two times), including a season-best 27 point effort in the win over UT Martin.
Jones averaged 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in the pair of wins, adding two assists and shooting 58.3 percent from the floor. The Jackson, Tenn., native set a career-high with nine points in the win over UT Martin on Sunday and has earned the league's freshman of the week honor for a second time, after winning the first one of the season back on Nov. 14th.
Memphis closed out a five-game home stand with a 90-69 win over UT Martin on Sunday. That game marked the first of four straight games against teams from last year's NCAA tournament. Memphis will continue that streak with a road game at Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday. The Tigers are still looking for their first road win, having lost their only other road game, 62-54, at Big 10 foe Illinois.
UALR, who has another game on Tuesday before the Tigers come to town, has already upended three Conference USA foes, defeating Tulsa (52-48), Rice (67-47) and on Saturday, defeating Southern Miss (70-44). The Trojans have also faced C-USA foe SMU, losing 69-60 to the Mustangs.