The following are NetScouts Basketball’s major conference players of the week for games ending February 10, 2013.
Men: Mason Plumlee, Sr., Center, Duke – Plumlee averaged 24.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks during a 2-0 week for the Blue Devils. The player of the year candidate dominated NC State by scoring 30 points, grabbing nine boards and adding two blocks. In a tough comeback win over Boston College, Plumlee had a double-double scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. He hit the game winning free-throw with 24 seconds remaining.
Women: Morgan Stroman, Sr., Forward, Miami– Stroman averaged 20.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Hurricanes. In the win at Clemson, Stroman poured in 24 points, had four assists and grabbed her career-high of 16 rebounds. Against Florida State Stroman scored a team-high 16 points, and collected five rebounds.
Men: Khalif Wyatt of Temple averaged 22.5 points per game, leading the Owls in a pair of one-point wins. The guard scored 25 points, dished out four assists, made two blocks and two steals in 89-88 win over Charlotte. He hit a late free throw that gave Temple a four-point lead, allowing the Owls to survive a 3-pointer by Charlotte. Wyatt followed that with 20-point performance at Dayton. He had a 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left that capped a 14-3 run and put Temple ahead by one and sealed the eventual victory. Wyatt is averaging 24.3 points per game over last nine outings and he leads A-10 with 18.9 points per game.
Women: Jennifer Hailey of Charlotte, a senior, was the most consistent 49er this past week, averaging 10.5 points and 14 rebounds to go along with her seventh and eighth straight double-doubles. The Marshville, N.C., native now has 17 double-doubles on the season and 37 in her career. Hailey started the week with a 10 point, 14 rebound outing against Temple. She converted four of five free throws against the Owls and added three blocked shots. Hailey then chipped in 11 points and a game-best tying 14 rebounds at Saint Joseph’s, leading Charlotte to a road victory over the previously unbeaten Hawks in conference games.
Men: Syracuse junior forward, CJ Fair, averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in wins against Notre Dame and St. John’s. Fair played a full 40 minutes against Notre Dame scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Against St. John’s, Fair poured in 17 points on 7-13 shooting and added nine boards.
Women: Shenneika Smith, a senior guard for St. John’s scored 26 points in an overtime victory against Georgetown. Smith made 11 field goals and added five rebounds and four assists.
Men: DJ Richardson, Illinois, 6’3″ G, Sr.- Richardson was instrumental in Illinois’ two top-20 wins this week, averaging 18.0 points and 2.5 steals versus Indiana and Minnesota. In the Fighting Illini’s comeback win against Indiana, the senior shooting guard scored 15 second-half points. For the season, he is second on the team in scoring (12.3 ppg), while showing solid rebounding skills for a guard (4.2 rpg).
Women: Taylor Hill, Ohio State, 5’10” G, Sr.- Hill has led the charge for the Buckeyes’ late resurgence (three-game winning streak), being the conference’s second leading scorer at 20.9 ppg and ranking fifth in steals at 2.5/game. In Ohio State’s two dramatic wins this week versus Northwestern and Minnesota, she averaged 20.5 ppg, including a near-perfect 10-for-11 from the free throw line against the Wildcats. With her 15 points in the Minnesota win, she hit double-digits in the scoring column for the 56th consecutive time.
Men: Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and five assists for the week to go along with 4.5 steals and one block per game. Smart posted 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in a win against Baylor and 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists at Texas.
Women: Iowa State forward Chelsea Poppins posted 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 1.5 assists for the week in wins against Texas and Kansas State, including a 22 point, 18 rebound effort against Kansas State.
Men: Allen Crabbe, Jr., Guard, California – Crabbe averaged 23.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists for the Bears in a 1-1 week. Against then #7 Arizona, Crabbe scored 31 points while shooting 12-of-15 (.800) from the field. Crabbe scored 19 points in the second half to upset the Wildcats and also added seven rebounds and five assists. In a 66-62 loss against Arizona State, Crabbe scored 16 points, grabbed seven boards and tied his career-high with six assists.
Women: Chucky Jeffery, Sr., Colorado – Jeffery had two double-doubles in two victories sweeping the Oregon schools. Against Oregon State, Jeffery scored 22 points, grabbed 11 boards, and had a season-high three blocks. In the victory against Oregon, Jeffery collected 15 points and 15 rebounds. She hit a season-high 3 three pointers in the contest. She moved into 10th place on Colorado’s all-time scoring list this week.