The following are NetScouts Basketball’s major conference players of the week through games of January 27, 2013
Men: Durand Scott- Miami Hurricane’s senior averaged 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in a 2-0 week. Scott helped Miami upset #1 Duke by scoring 25 points while adding six rebounds and four assists in the 90-63 rout. Scott than totaled 11 points and 4 assists as Miami defeat FSU 71-47. Scott shot 60% from the field in the two victories which helped Miami go 6-0 in the conference.
Women: Chelsea Davis- Florida State senior forward averaged 21 points and 6 rebounds in a 2-0 week. In the victory over Georgia Tech, Davis scored 23 points and added 5 rebounds and 3 blocks while shooting .769 percent from the floor. Against Virginia Tech, Davis poured in 19 points and collected 7 rebounds. Davis leads the ACC in FG% in conference games.
Men: Ramon Galloway – LaSalle Sr. G
Galloway scored 31 points, 12 during an 18-4 run in the second half Saturday night, and La Salle beat VCU 69-61. Galloway went the length of the court for the winning basket with 2.7 seconds left to send La Salle to a 54-53 victory over No. 9 Butler on Wednesday night. The upstart Explorers (14-5, 4-2 Atlantic 10), who last beat ranked teams consecutively in the 1952 NIT tournament, when they beat three in a row, are off to their best start since the 1990-91 team started the year 14-4.
Women: Amber Deane – Dayton
Deane scored 22 points the No. 17 Flyers cruised past George Washington, 80-52, on Thursday. On Saturday, she had 18 points and 5 assists in a 83-44 win over UMass.
Baylor guard Pierre Jackson is our Men’s Player of the Week. Jackson averaged 19 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists for the week and helped the Bears to wins over Oklahoma State and TCU.
Baylor center Brittney Griner is our Women’s Player of the Week. Griner averaged 18.5 points, 8 rebounds, and an assist for the week to go along with 7 blocks per game in wins over Iowa State and Oklahoma. In doing so, she set the NCAA all time record for blocked shots.
Men: Villanova sophomore guard, Darrun Hilliard is the Big East Player of the Week. Hilliard led Villanova to two wins against two top 5 nationally ranked teams Louisville and Syracuse. Hilliard averaged 18.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists while shooting 64.7 percent from the floor in the two victories. Hilliard had his best performance of the season against the Orange scoring a career-high 25 points while adding 7 rebounds and 6 assists without a turnover.
Women: Skylar Diggins is our Women’s Big East Player of the Week for her second time. The Notre Dame senior had another great week averaging 17.0 points, 3.5 assists, and 3 steals in a 2-0 week. In the Irish win against Providence, Diggins went 9-of-10 from the field scoring all 21 points in the first half. Diggins also eclipsed the 2,000 point milestone during the game.
Men: Victor Oladipo, Indiana, 6’5″ G, Jr.- Oladipo, one of the better all-around players in the country, was instrumental in the Hoosiers’ wins versus Penn State and Michigan State, averaging 20.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, and 3.0 apg, while shooting 63.5% from the field. On the season, the junior off-guard is averaging 13.9 points/game and 6.0 rebounds/game. Rated as one of the best defensive players in the conference, he frustrated Michigan State backcourt players, notching six steals and three blocked shots.
Women: Jaime Printy, Iowa, 5’11″ G, Sr.- Printy turned-in an outstanding week of basketball, keying both Hawkeye victories (Wisconsin and Michigan) that has catapulted Iowa into the top 25 for the first time this season. She averaged 21.5 ppg and 6.5 rpg, but it was her spectacular finish against the Wolverines that was the most impressive, scoring 14 points in a row, on almost flawless shooting from the floor and free-throw line. The three-point specialist ranks second on the team in scoring (14.2 ppg) and is shooting 33% from behind the arc.
Men: Arizona State senior forward Carrick Felix is our Pac-12 player of the week. Felix averaged a double-double with 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in the two victories over USC and UCLA. Felix totaled 16 points and 10 rebounds in the 98-93 overtime victory over USC. He was outstanding against UCLA scoring a team-high 23 points and grabbing 11 rebounds while shooting 66.7 percent from the floor.
Women: Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike is the women’s Pac-12 player of the week. The All-America senior put up great numbers this week averaging 21.5 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 61.5 percent from the floor in Stanford’s two victories. Against Utah, Ogwumike scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. She followed that performance by putting up a 20-point, 12-rebound game against #23 Colorado. She is the Pac-12 leader in double-doubles and points.