Jackson Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week
Dec. 2, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior forward Amber Jackson was named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week after helping the Hoosiers win the Hilton Concord Classic Tournament title and earning Tournament Most Valuable Player honors.
Jackson, who attended high school in Oxnard, Calif., and played two seasons at San Jose State, put on a show in her home-state scoring 50 points on 20-of-24 shooting from the field and 10-of-13 shooting from the line in IU's two games at the tournament hosted by Saint Mary's College.
In Indiana's first game of the tournament, Jackson netted a career-high 25 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and 9-of-11 from the free throw line. She added four rebounds and a blocked shot in 25 minutes. In the championship game against the host Saint Mary's, Jackson tied her career-high with 25 points on 12-of-15 shooting from the floor and 1-of-2 from the line. She added six boards and four blocked shots.
On the week, Jackson averaged 18.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. She shot 72. 4 percent (21-of-29) from the field and 80.0 percent (12-of-15) from the free throw line, helping the Hoosiers to three straight wins away from Bloomington (at Missouri, vs. Radford and at Saint Mary's).
Jackson shares this week's honor with Purdue's Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton. The Hoosiers will be back in action on Friday, Dec. 5 when they travel to Coral Gables, Fla., to take on Miami in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
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