Adut Bulgak, Center, 6-foot-4, Junior, Florida State
Tiaria Griffin, Guard, 5-foot-7, Junior, Georgia
Marley Hill, Forward, 6-foot-2, Sophomore, Cincinnati
Hill averaged a double-double last week, 22.0 points and 10.5 rebounds, as Cincinnati scored much-needed wins against Houston (76-73 in double overtime) and UCF (70-54). She shot a combined 58-percent (18-for-31) from the field in both games. The sophomore Hill had a career-high 28 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the double overtime win at Houston on Jan. 7. Hill scored the final basket for the Bearcats in the 76-73 win against the Cougars and had several key defensive stops in the final overtime frame. She added 16 points and eight rebounds in the win against UCF on Saturday. Cincinnati, 5-11, 2-3 American Athletic Conference) will next play at Memphis on Wednesday.
Zahna Medley, Guard, 5-foot-6, Junior, TCU
Named this week's Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 19.0 points to help lead TCU to victories against Iowa State and Oklahoma State, Medley and the TCU Horned Frogs continue to play well, improving to 10-4 on the season, 2-1 in Big 12 play. Medley posted a team-best 21 points, four assists and three steals against Iowa State, playing a pivotal role in one of the greatest comebacks in school history as the Horned Frogs overcame a 24-point second-half deficit. Trailing by 20 points with 12 minutes remaining against the Cyclones, Medley got the ball rolling with a pair of free throws, a steal and an assist. Following a layup, Medley drained her first 3-pointer of the contest to bring the contest back to single digits (eight points) for the first time since the 13:52 mark of the opening half. Medley would strike again from downtown to close the gap to just four points with under seven minutes remaining. Medley converted a career-best 11 free throws on 13 attempts, including nine in the second half. She followed up with 17 points to help TCU topple Oklahoma State on Saturday, going 5-of-8 from the field, including a 2-for-3 mark from distance, and a perfect 5-of-5 performance from the charity stripe. Medley, who also averaged 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in the two contests, shot 50 percent from the field (9-for-18), including a 4-of-9 mark from 3-point range, and was 16-of-18 (.889) from the free-throw line. The Springfield, Illinois, native currently leads the Big 12 in free-throw percentage (.900) while ranking second in 3-pointers per game (2.5) and third in scoring (16.3). Next up for TCU is a Thursday game at Kansas.
Adrienne Motley, Guard, 5-foot-9, Sophomore, Miami (Fla.)