Davis Tabbed as Big Ten Player of the Week
Jan. 3, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior All-America candidate Jori Davis was named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Davis led the Hoosiers last week to a perfect 2-0 start in conference play with wins over Northwestern and Minnesota, averaging 27.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists in those two games.
The Rochester, N.Y., native netted 24 points in IU's conference opening win over Northwestern on Dec. 30, while also bringing down eight rebounds and setting a career-high with seven assists. Davis connected on 16-of-18 free throw attempts, the second-highest total of her career, and added two steals and a block against in the 71-69 victory over the Wildcats.
In Minneapolis on Jan. 2, Davis finished with 31 points, tying her season-high, on 9-for-18 shooting with five rebounds and five assists. In the first half alone, Davis scored 21 points, including a stretch where she scored 11-consecutive points for IU. She also connected on the game-tying layup with 29 seconds left in regulation to force overtime against the Gophers, where the Hoosiers prevailed, 80-79, in the extra frame. The point total marks the second time this season Davis had scored 30 or more points and the third time in her career.
Davis is currently leading the team in scoring and rebounding averaging 18.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, her point average is good for third best in the Big Ten this season. The senior is also dishing for 3.9 assists per game and grabbing 2.4 steals per contest.
Davis shares this week's conference honor with Illinois' Karisma Penn and is the first Hoosier to earn weekly conference honors since Amber Jackson was named Player of the Week on Dec. 2, 2008.
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