PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Following a 2-0 week for the Huskies, junior forward Gabby Williams was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league Monday.
Williams put together another stat-stuffing week for the top-ranked UConn women’s basketball team, averaging 15.5 points on 63.6 shooting from the field, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks per game in a week that included a pair of road wins against No. 4/3 Maryland and UCF.
The Sparks, Nev. native started the week with a 16-point, nine-rebound, five-assist performance in the Huskies’ win over No. 4/3 Maryland on Thursday evening. Williams was 8-15 from the floor against the Terps’ super-sized frontline and her five assists came against only two turnovers.
The win over Maryland on Thursday marked UConn’s 87th-straight and was its 16th-consecutive win over an opponent ranked in the top-five of the AP Poll.
Williams followed that up with 15 points, six-rebounds, four-assists and three-blocks in the New Year’s Day win at UCF on Sunday. She converted on six of her seven field goal attempts and also recorded three steals in only 28-minutes of action against the Knights.
The Huskies return to the XL Center on Wednesday, Jan. 4 when they will host East Carolina for their first conference matchup at home this season.