Dickson and Hearn Earn C-USA Weekly Honors
Go Tigers!
Nicole Dickson earns her second weekly honor on Monday.

Go Tigers!
Nicole Dickson earns her second weekly honor on Monday.
Go Tigers!

Dec. 31, 2012

MEMPHIS - - Senior forward Nicole Dickson was named the Conference USA Player of the Week and freshman guard Ariel Hearn was named C-USA Freshman of the Week Monday.

Dickson scored 28 points in the Tigers' win over Missouri on Saturday, her sixth 20-plus point effort in the first 12 games of the season. Dickson opened the game with a three-point field goal and never looked back, shooting 56.3 percent from the field and knocking down a total of four three-point field goals to improve to sixth in school history in career threes. With the scored tied at 69 with less than 30 seconds to play, Dickson got the ball and knocked down a six-foot jumper with 0.4 seconds left on the clock to break the tie and put Memphis up 71-69. She knocked down the and-one for the old-fashioned three-point play to give the Tigers the final 72-69 edge on the scoreboard.

This is her second C-USA weekly honor this season and the second of her career. Hearn earned her first career weekly honor from C-USA after scoring 17 points, including 12 in the second half, in the win over Missouri. Three times, Missouri hit a bucket, including two threes, to cut into Memphis' lead in the waning minutes of the second half on Saturday. Each time, Hearn answered on the Memphis end of the floor, knocking down a layup and converting the jumper and one to help Memphis hang on to the lead. She finished with four assists and was the team's second-leading rebounder with six boards in the win.

The win over Missouri was Memphis' first win over an SEC school since 2003 and snapped a 13-game losing streak to SEC opponents for the Tigers.

Memphis is hosting Tennessee Tech beginning at 12:05 p.m. in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse on Monday. Memphis wraps up non-conference play Saturday with a 1 p.m. contest against Wright State in the Fieldhouse.

 

 

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