Dec. 10 W-Basketball Players of the Week

Dec. 10, 2012

IRVING, Texas - Tulane sophomore WHITNEY BIBBINS has been named Conference USA Women's Basketball Player of the Week after securing a 66-64 victory at LSU Sunday. IRENE GARI picks up Freshman of the Week accolades after guiding UTEP to a pair of victories by averaging 16.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

C-USA BASKETBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
for games played from Dec. 3-9_Week 5

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WHITNEY BIBBINS, TULANE
5-10, R-SOPHOMORE, GUARD-FORWARD / BATON ROUGE, LA. / UNIVERSITY LAB

Bibbins led Tulane to a two-point overtime victory over in-state foe LSU Sunday. The Baton Rouge native sealed the victory for the Green Wave as she hit a pair of free throws with 10.2 seconds to play, giving the team a four-point lead. She also came up with a blocked shot in the final minute of regulation to send the game into overtime at 53-53. Bibbins came off the bench to play a team-best 31 minutes where she scored a team-high-tying 13 points and grabbed five rebounds. This is Bibbins' first Player of the Week honor but second weekly recognition as she was named C-USA Freshman of the Week Nov. 22, 2011.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
IRENE GARI, UTEP
6-1, FORWARD / OLIVA, SPAIN / BLUME HS

Gari averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and shot 59.1 percent from the field to lead UTEP to a pair of victories last week. The native of Spain reached double figures in scoring against both New Mexico State (19) and Eastern New Mexico (14) while also grabbing five rebounds in each game. Gari hit a combined 13-of-22 shots from the floor, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range. She scored 15 first half points against the Aggies to help UTEP stake a 36-14 advantage at the break. Gari followed suit vs. ENMU, with 11 points during the first 20 minutes aiding the Miners to a 43-18 cushion entering the locker room. This is her first career weekly honor.


2012-13 C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
N12 Kristine Vitola, UTEP (Sr., F)
N19 Nicole Dickson, Memphis (Sr., F)
N26 Yasmeen Thompson, Houston (Jr., F) and Karisma Chapman, UAB (Jr., F)
D3 Tanecka Carey, Southern Miss (Sr., G)
D10 Whitney Bibbins, Tulane (R-So., G/F)

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
N12 Kayla Anderson, UAB (F)
N19 Gabrielle Wilkins, SMU (G)
N26 Jerontay Clemons, Southern Miss (G)
D3 Jerontay Clemons, Southern Miss (G)
D10 Irene Gari, UTEP (F)

 

 

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