Walker named SEC Player of the Week; USC rises in polls

GoGamecocks staff reportsJanuary 28, 2013 

South Carolina senior Ieasia Walker has been named SEC Player of the Week.

The Gamecock point guard led the team to a pair of victories last week, including a 55-50 win over then-No. 5 Kentucky at Colonial Life Arena. She finished the week with 23 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and three steals.

Walker drove the Gamecocks to victory over Kentucky, playing all the game and leading the team in points (16), rebounds (8), assists (4), steals (3) and blocks (2). Against Arkansas, Walker had five steals, including three in the second half – two in the final six minutes to help the Gamecock defense hold off the Razorbacks.

South Carolina is 18-3 overall and 7-2 in the SEC. The Gamecocks moved up three spots to No. 15 in the newest Associated Press Top 25, which is below.

1. Baylor (37)18-19971
2. Notre Dame18-19532
3. UConn (3)18-19303
4. Stanford18-28536
5. Duke18-18344
6. California17-27907
7. Penn St.17-27688
8. Kentucky19-26955
9. Tennessee16-36919
10. Maryland17-367410
11. North Carolina19-249511
12. Louisville17-449113
13. Georgia17-347014
14. Purdue17-344615
15. South Carolina18-344218
16. Texas A&M16-543516
17. Dayton17-135717
18. UCLA15-433919
19. Oklahoma St.15-331512
20. Florida St.17-325322
21. Oklahoma15-421120
22. Colorado15-420520
23. Iowa St.14-410224
24. Iowa16-579
25. Delaware15-366

Others receiving votes: Michigan 42, UTEP 21, Villanova 11, Texas Tech 10, Syracuse 6, Duquesne 4, Green Bay 4, Michigan St. 4, Kansas 2, Nebraska 2, Vanderbilt 2, LSU 1.

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