Breanna Stewart Is Big East’s Freshman Of The Week

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Coming off her career-high 27 points at Hartford on Saturday, which allowed her to surpass Maya Moore as UConn’s top scorer following the first 10 games as a freshman, Breanna Stewart has been named the Big East’s Freshman of the Week for the second time this season.

Stewie has 169 points. Moore had 165.

The Big East’s Player of the Week is Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins

Diggins was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Vision Classic, Las Vegas version, after leading Notre Dame to the tournament title and averaging 20.3 points, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game with a .511 field goal percentage, .375 3-point percentage, .857 free throw percentage and 1.4 assist/turnover ratio in wins over Texas A&M, Kansas State and Alabama A&M.

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 BIG EAST Honor Roll

Bria Hartley, Connecticut, Jr., G

Hartley shot 67 percent for the week, averaging 18.0 ppg. She had 10 assists on the week with only two turnovers and added 10 steals and 4.5 rpg.

Katherine Harry, DePaul, Sr., F

Harry had 22 rebounds in a win at Loyola-Chicago. She averaged 14.5 rpg for the week, adding 8.0 ppg.

Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown, Sr., G

Rodgers had 31 points in a loss to South Dakota State.

Katherine Plouffe, Marquette, Jr., F

Plouffe averaged 20.0 ppg in a 2-0 week for the Golden Eagles. She went 11-of-15 for 23 points against Navy and had 17 points, five assists, no turnovers and two blocks against Dartmouth.

Sara Hammond, Louisville, So., F

Hammond helped lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 week, averaging 16.0 ppg on 70 percent shooting. She added five assists, three blocks and 5.0 rpg.


McGraw’s Numbers

No. 5/5 Notre Dame defeated No. 22/22 Texas A&M 83-74 on Dec. 21 in the championship game of the World Vision Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw earned her 600th win at the helm of the Fighting Irish.

Hollins Reaches the 1,000 Plateau

Cincinnati beat Belmont University 68-54 Friday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena. Junior Dayeesha Hollins led all scorers with 19 points, including her 1,000th career point.

Cardinal Offense

No. 14/13 Louisville defeated Wagner 106-32 at home on Dec. 21.  Although Louisville surpassed 90 points on four occasions earlier this season, this was the Cardinals’ first 100-point game and marked their second-largest margin of victory behind a 109-29 win over Coastal Carolina on Dec. 18, 1996.

SU Plowing Through the Competition

Syracuse defeated Washington State 64-51 at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 21, extending its nonconference home winning streak to 52 games.

Villanova Defense Getting it Done

The Wildcats’ 9-1 record is the best start since the 2003-04 team began the year 10-1. Villanova has kept seven of its 10 opponents under 50 points.

Taking Charity

Senior Brittany Morris is 36-for-39 (.923) from the free throw line this season, a shooting percentage that leads the BIG EAST and ranks 18th in the nation.

Rutgers on a Roll

The Scarlet Knights have won their last five games and last eight consecutive home games. Most recently, RU defeated Stony Brook 72-44 at home on Dec. 21.

In-State Rivalry

Providence defeated Rhode Island 78-52 at home on Dec. 22 in its last home game of 2012. The Friars finished with 78 points, marking their fourth 70+ point game of the season.

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10 thoughts on “Breanna Stewart Is Big East’s Freshman Of The Week

  1. Artie A...

    This girl is possibly the most talented in all of the game. There is not a spot on the floor she can,t play.
    A joy to watch even with out the ball…….

  2. Dr Smith

    She has problems with her feet – including dragging or foot drop. It has not affected her game. But the underlying cause could lead to a bigger issue.

    1. Ed

      From which medical school did you graduate? What is your degree, and did it include giving a diagnosis by watching TV?

  3. Megan Simmons

    Most overrated recruits in UConn history are EDD, Tuck, Jefferson, and Dixon.

    1. village idiot

      You have your opinion and I have mine. EDD is and was a great talent. Dixon was under sized but came thru in big games–won a couple of big games as a Senior. Jefferson is a pure point guard, talented, and a FRESHMAN. Tuck is a great talent and if healthy will be a force. Before she graduates you’ll be saying–I always knew she was great. Remember this FRESHMEN don’t have the experience of Seniors.

    2. Newgirl2

      Megan Simmons, you can’t keep a secret. Why did you reveal that you once wore the crown of “Most Overrated”? But you forgot that once you got to college your atrocious talent and attitude were so obvious that you did not qualify for practice uniform, and your playing time was zero minutes. Even though EDD left UCONN in 48 hrs., she is still someone’s daughter, granddaughter, sister, etc. And so are the other student athletes on every team. While it’s okay to have and voice your opinion, I don’t believe that you should decry any student’s athletic ability and potential, even if she sits at the end of the bench. Remember, one of these young women could be related to you, and you wouldn’t like to read negative comments about her. Be kind to others and make a positive change for 2013!!

  4. Staff

    I don’t think EDD was overrated. Dixon, definately. DEFINATELY. Tuck, I like Tuck, doesn’t shoot at the best percentage however, and looks like a freshman when she plays. Timid, awkward, lost..

    Jefferson, I don’t know what to think of. Ranked number 2 in the nation? At that size? Overrated. Possibly talented, but overrated unless she throws in a 20 point, 7 assist night in the near future.

    1. village idiot

      I think Dixon a pretty good H.S. guard and scorer came to UConn as part of a Package deal–Tina and Dixon. Dixon was no super star but she was as good a guard as you’d find on any team except UConn.

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