Nov. 26, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA senior forward Elizabeth Pickney has been named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 18-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced on Monday.
Pickney, from Houston, Texas, averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in leading Arizona to a 3-0 start last week, including an upset win of defending national champion and 15th-ranked Notre Dame. On the week, Pickney shot 95.8 percent (23-of-24) from the line and hit 57.1 percent (20-of-35) from the floor. She is on a current streak of 22 consecutive free throws made.
In an 81-77 season-opening win over Pepperdine on Nov. 18, Pickney notched 12 points and six rebounds. On Nov. 21, she shot a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line en route to a game-high 24 points and seven rebounds as Arizona downed defending WNIT champion Ohio State, 90-76. Pickney was 8-for-13 from the floor against the Buckeyes.
In the 72-70 win over the Fighting Irish on Nov. 24, she scored a game-high 27 points and posted a team-high eight rebounds. She shot 8-for-13 from the floor and was a perfect 11-for-11 from the line, contributing to the Cats' 20-for-20 school-record performance at the stripe. She also recorded two blocks. Pickney scored 21 of UA's 43 second-half points, nailing a lay-up at the buzzer to lift the Cats to a two-point win.
Pickney has moved up to sixth place on Arizona's all-time scoring list with 1,232 career points and needs just 28 points to move into the fifth-place spot. She is just four blocked shots from the school career record and ranks ninth on the all-time Pac-10 chart, with 117 career blocks.
The Player of the Week honor is the fourth of Pickney's career and the 24th all-time selection for Arizona.
2001-02 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Nov. 26- Elizabeth Pickney, Sr. F, ARIZ.