Coates wins Freshman of the Week

dcloninger@thestate.comNovember 18, 2013 

Seton Hall guard Ka-Deidre Simmonscollides with South Carolina center Alaina Coates during the first half on action Sunday.


South Carolina's Alaina Coates was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday.

In two games last week, Coates:

* Averaged a double-double for the week and is just shy of averaging one for the season.

* Snagged 10 of her 14 rebounds against College of Charleston in the second half, helping the Gamecocks more than double their lead over halftime.

* Tied for third in school history for rebounds by a freshman with her 14 against CofC, one short of the freshman school record.

* Needed just 13 minutes on the court to record 11 points and 14 rebounds against College of Charleston.

* Swatted away four shots against Seton Hall, including one without leaving her feet, which is tied for fourth-most ever by a Gamecock freshman.

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