Fowles named SEC Player of the Week

Sylvia Fowles, a senior center for the seventh-ranked LSU women's basketball team, was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday for her efforts in the Lady Tigers' wins over Tennessee and Ole Miss last week.

The honor is the fourth of the season for the All-American and LSU's sixth in the last seven weeks.

During the week Fowles averaged 19.5 points, 14.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots to lead LSU to wins at No. 1 Tennessee and over Ole Miss.

The Miami, Fla., native led the way with 17 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in the thrilling come-from-behind 78-62 win in Knoxville on Thursday. Fowles had 12 of her point and eight of her rebounds in the second half to complete the 35-point turnover and overcome the 19-point deficit.

Fowles then scored 19 of her game-high 22 points in the opening half of the win over Ole Miss on Sunday. She scored 12 of the first 19 points for LSU to give the Lady Tigers a 19-8 lead in the first 6:20 of the game.

Her two double doubles last week give the senior 76 for her career, two away from tying the SEC record of 78 held by Georgia's Janet Harris.

Fowles also became the fifth player in LSU history to reach 2,000 career points during the week. Her 17 at UT on Thursday gave her 2,000 and she finished the week with 2,022.

For her career, Fowles has earned nine SEC Player of the Week honors, the most by any LSU player in league history.

The Lady Tigers (22-3, 11-0 SEC) and Fowles host Kentucky on Thursday at 7 p.m. CST in the Maravich Center in the second of a four-game home stand.

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