By Courtesy of the USBWA
NOTRE DAME’S McBRIDE IS ANN MEYERS DRYSDALE NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride as its Ann Meyers Drysdale Women’s National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Feb. 2. The USBWA’s weekly honor will be handed out each Tuesday through Feb. 25 this season.
McBride, a 5-11 senior from Erie, Pa., averaged 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists as the No. 2 Irish stayed unbeaten and swept three conference ACC games, including road wins against top 10 rivals Maryland and Duke. She also shot 60 percent from the field and in the win at then-No. 3 Duke she had her first double-double of the season with 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
NORTHWESTERN’S CRAWFORD IS OSCAR ROBERTSON NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected the Northwestern forward Drew Crawford as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Feb. 2. The USBWA’s weekly honor is presented by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and is announced exclusively on SiriusXM Radio’s “Inside College Basketball.”
Crawford, a 6-5 senior from Naperville, Ill., turned in a pair of strong performances in Northwestern’s road wins at No. 14 Wisconsin and Minnesota. For the week, he averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and three assists. Crawford shot a combined 66.7 percent (16-of-24) from the field in the two games and an eye-popping 55.6 percent (5-of-9) from beyond the arc.
LSU’S MICKEY NAMED WAYMAN TISDALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
LSU’s Jordan Mickey is the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week for games ending the week of Feb. 2. Mickey was selected by CBSSports.com’s Jeff Borzello, in partnership with the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Mickey, a 6-8 forward from Dallas, Texas, averaged 18.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks, while shooting 14-for-25 from the field and 8-for-10 from the free-throw line. It started in Tuesday’s showdown against Kentucky and the Wildcats’ big man duo of Julius Randle and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Mickey finished with 14 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots. Mickey took it up a notch over the weekend against Arkansas. Going against fellow freshman Bobby Portis, Mickey went for 22 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks, shooting 9-for-17 from the field and controlling the interior.
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