University of Louisville women's basketball's Myisha Hines-Allen has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, league officials announced Monday afternoon.
The sophomore, who earned the award for the third time this season, averaged 20.0 points on 53.8 percent shooting and 11.0 rebounds in a pair of Louisville (24-6, 15-1 ACC) victories last week. Hines-Allen, who also was tabbed the College Sports Madness ACC Player of the Week, connected on 12-of-13 trips to the free throw line and had two blocks in each contest.
The Montclair, N.J., native finished league play second in scoring (18.0) and rebounding (8.1) in conference-only contests. She shot 52.8 percent over 15 games and hit 77.2 percent of her free throws. She also performed on defense, averaging 1.0 blocks and 1.2 steals.
Hines-Allen started the week against No. 17 Miami and nearly put together a double-double in just 27 minutes. She overcame a rough performance from the field by attacking the basket and knocked down a career best 9-for-10 free throws. She pulled down nine rebounds and had four assists and two blocks.
She followed with one of her best offensive performances, totaling 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting and 13 rebounds against Pittsburgh for her fifth double-double in league play. Hines-Allen was two rebounds shy of a double-double in the first half, producing 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting to go with eight boards and two blocks. Her 11 defensive rebounds are a team best this year, and she achieved the figures in just 28 minutes of action.
Hines-Allen has scored in double figures in 26 games this year and her 11 field goals marked the fifth game this season with double-digit baskets. With her 11 made field goals, she moved into a tie with Jackie Spencer (1984-85) for 10th on the school's single-season list with 209.
No. 7 Louisville begins play in the ACC Tournament this week as the No. 2 seed, opening the event on Friday at 6 p.m. against the winner of No. 7-seed Georgia Tech and No. 10 Wake Forest/No. 15 Clemson.