New York, N.Y. — Junior Audrey Faber picked up the BIG EAST Player of the Week honor on Monday, Dec. 4 for the Iowa native’s 34-point effort on Sunday to lift Creighton to a 108-100 win at Drake in quadruple overtime!
The junior scored a career-best 34 points, including 17 in bonus time, eclipsing the 1,000-career point mark, while adding six assists and four rebounds. Faber hit 50 percent of her shots from the field (11-22) and was a perfect 9-for-9 from the charity stripe. No freebies were bigger than the pair that came with one second left in the third overtime as Creighton trailed by two.
Faber’s two free throws sent the game into a fourth extra frame where the Bluejays outscored the Bulldogs 16-8 to clinch the win. Drake entered the contest with the nation’s third longest active home winning streak at 21 games, dating back to February 2016.
Faber and the Bluejays have some well deserved time off before battling Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1:00 pm in Baxter Arena.
The rest of the BIG EAST Weekly Awards are below.
BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
Tiana England, St. John’s, R-Fr., G
England sparked the Red Storm to a 2-0 week, including a quality road win over NR/RV Miami on Sunday. The redshirt-freshman averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds, knocking down over 73 percent of her attempts from the field. In Thursday’s win at Albany, England stuffed the stat sheet with 16 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, before totaling 13 points and six dimes against the Hurricanes. Through seven games, England’s 6.0 assists per game average is tied for the BIG EAST lead.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Taylor Brown, Seton Hall, R-So., F
In a 2-0 week for The Hall, the redshirt-sophomore averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists, making nearly 67 percent of her attempts from the field in victories over Marist and St. Francis (N.Y.).
Jada Byrd, Xavier, Sr., G
In the Musketeers’ win over Fort Wayne, the senior guard stuff the stat sheet with 19 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals, hitting 8-of-11 attempts from the field for a .727 clip.
Kelly Jekot, Villanova, So., G
Jekot helped keep the nationally ranked Wildcats undefeated (7-0) thanks to a pair of wins last week, highlighted by a 27-point, six-assist, five-rebound outing in Sunday’s win over Saint Joseph’s.
Dionna White, Georgetown, Jr., G
In the Hoyas’ lone game of the week, White eclipsed the 1,000-career point mark with 24 points, adding 13 rebounds, four assists and three steals in Georgetown’s win over Florida International.
Amani Wilborn, Marquette, Jr., G
Wilborn shot lights out for the Golden Eagles last week, draining nearly 71 percent of her attempts from the floor for an 18.5 scoring average, to go along with 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 assists.