Mariya Moore has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon.
The sophomore, who averaged 18.7 points, 6.7 assists, and 5.7 rebounds, was instrumental in Louisville earning three-consecutive victories that included an upset win over Florida State. She was chosen by the ACC’s Blue Ribbon Panel – comprised of the league’s media and sports information directors.
Moore shot 45.2 percent from the field, with a 52.9 percent stint from 3-point range, and connected on 76.0 percent of her free throw attempts. She finished the week with an impressive 3.3 assist-turnover ratio (20 assists to six turnovers).
The Hercules, Calif., native opened the week one assist shy of a double-double, helping the Cardinals to a win over a UT Martin with 11 points and nine assists.
Louisville (10-5, 2-0 ACC) began ACC competition against No. 15 Florida State on Jan. 1, and Moore put together one of her best performances of the season. She totaled 13 of her 20 points in the first half and added eight assists in the win.
Despite the short turnaround, playing at Georgia Tech less than 48 hours later, Moore registered a season-best 25 points on 5-of-6 shooting. She hit 12 of her 16 free throws – all in the fourth quarter, grabbed a season-best seven rebounds, and dished out three assists to extend the Cardinals’ winning streak to seven.
Through 15 games, Moore is averaging 14.4 points and 4.4 rebounds to go with a team-high 75 assists. Nationally, she ranks 21st in 3-point field goals (38), 27th in free throws made (60), 32nd in total assists, and 55th in assists per game (5.0).
The Cardinals return to Louisville for consecutive games at the KFC Yum! Center, playing host to Virginia Tech on Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. before squaring off against Duke on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both contests will be broadcast on ESPN3.
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