Thanks to a 42-point, 14-rebound performance Wednesday against Penn State, Maryland center Brionna Jones was named Big Ten Player of the Week by the conference Monday.
Jones went 15-of-19 from the field and 12-of-14 from the line in No. 3 Maryland’s 89-83 win. Her 42 points tied the school’s single-game scoring record, set by Marissa Coleman in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Jones also reached the career 1,000-rebound milestone in the game.
The senior followed that performance with 25 points and 10 boards in Saturday’s win over Iowa. Over the week, she averaged 33.5 points and 12 rebounds.
Jones edged out Michigan State guard Tori Jankoska, who scored 42 points of her own against Ohio State and averaged a 31-6-7 for the week.
This is Jones’ third time receiving the weekly honor this season and the second time she’s been the sole recipient (she shared the award with Michigan center Hallie Thome two weeks ago). Jones and Penn State’s Teniya Page are the conference’s only three-time honorees this year.
Jones was also named espnW’s national player of the week Monday.
The No. 3 Terps host Michigan Thursday and Rutgers Sunday.