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Feb. 20, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Maryland junior Tianna Hawkins has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season, while Duke freshman Elizabeth Williams earned her eighth Rookie of the Week honor. Both student-athletes are repeat honorees from last week.
Hawkins shot over 77 percent from the field, averaged 22.5 points per game and 11.5 boards per game in the Terps’ two wins over Duke and Virginia. Against No. 5 Duke, she scored 19 points and had nine offensive rebounds – all in the second half and all offensive ebounds. With 46 seconds left and the Terps down by one, Hawkins grabbed an offensive board off and got the put-back for a one-point Terp lead. She was fouled and made the free throw to give the Terps a 61-59 lead. With 14 seconds to go and the game tied again, Hawkins again grabbed an offensive board and scored for the final Terrapin lead in a 63-61 victory. At Virginia, the Clinton, Md., native went 12-of-13 from the field for a career-high 26 points. Her season field goal percentage of 65 percent leads the country.
Williams averaged 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals on the week. The Virginia Beach, Va. native led fifth-ranked Duke to a victory over Virginia Tech earlier in the week, followed by the two-point road loss at eighth-ranked Maryland. Williams hit 52.6 percent of her field goal attempts in both games. At Maryland, she totaled a team-high 19 points, seven rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one assist, while hitting 10-of-19 field goals. Against Virginia Tech, Williams totaled 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one blocked shot. With her 98 career blocked shots, she moved into seventh place on the ACC single season blocked shot list and ninth on Duke’s career list.
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