BIG EAST names final weekly honors of non-conference play

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 30: Erika Davenport
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 30: Erika Davenport /

The final BIG EAST weekly honors of the non-conference schedule were announced Saturday. The conference named a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, and a five-player weekly honor roll for last week.

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Player of the Week: Erika Davenport, Marquette, Jr., F

For the second week in a row, the BIG EAST Player of the Week hails from reigning conference champions, Marquette University.  Davenport dropped 19 points and a career-best 16 rebounds, helping force overtime in South Bend against No. 2-ranked Notre Dame. Half of her rebounds came in the fourth quarter as Marquette erased an eight-point deficit to force Notre Dame into extra time for the first time this season.

Freshman of the Week: Deja Ross, Xavier, Fr., F

Ross averaged 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games for Xavier. She posted a team-high 13 points and six rebounds against Missouri. On the week, the rookie shot .412 while draining five three-pointers. Ross becomes the programs first BIG EAST Freshman of the Week since the Musketeers joined for the 2013-14 season.

The BIG EAST Conference also highlighted five other performances from week two:

BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll

Amarah Coleman, DePaul, Sr., G
Coleman put down 20 points, five rebounds, four steals and two assists to secure an 85-71 win in the final non-conference game of the year.

Audrey Faber, Creighton, Jr., F
Faber dropped seven of the Bluejays 17 three-pointers in 92-82 loss to Florida State (13). The junior from Clive, Iowa posted a game-high 30 points, as well as eight rebounds on the night.

JaQuan Jackson, Seton Hall, R-Sr., G
Jackson shot 11-of-13 from the floor to earn a game-high 28 points to propel Seton Hall to an 80-61 win over Fairfield.

Kelly Jekot, Villanova, So., G
The Wildcats remain perfect with the aide of a 20-point game from Jekot. The x-time BIG EAST Honor Roll player shot 9-of-14 and added four rebounds in 29 minutes of action.

Maya Singleton, St. John’s, Sr., F
Singleton makes the honor roll again by way of her program-record tying 24 rebounds against Kansas last Monday night. She averaged 14.5 points and 14.5 rebounds in two games for the Red Storm.

Upcoming Matchups

In the preseason, Marquette and DePaul were the big stories. However, as we prepare for BIG EAST action this week, all eyes are on the Villanova Wildcats.  They remain in the AP poll for a second consecutive week, moving up two spots to the 18th ranked team in the nation. Jekot and the Wildcats travel to take on Creighton at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday.

Marquette will host St. John’s for the 8:30 pm game on FS2. Butler hosts Xavier on Saturday for the lone game of the day, which will also air on FS2.  St. John’s will travel to DePaul for the Saturday evening game to close out the opening weekend of conference play.


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