Teaira McCowan named SEC Player Of The Week

For the second time this season, Teaira McCowan has been named the SEC Player of the Week.

Posted: Dec 19, 2017 11:59 AM
Updated: Dec 19, 2017 11:19 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) – For the second time this season, Teaira McCowan has been named the SEC Player of the Week.


After earning the honor on Nov. 21, McCowan claimed her second honor of the season on Tuesday after averaging 26.5 points, 15.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals in leading Mississippi State to an 11-0 start with wins against No. 9 Oregon and Maine.

In addition to McCowan’s two league honors, Victoria Vivians was named player of the week on Dec. 5.

McCowan made 71.9 percent of her shots from the field (23-of-32) and sank 7-of-9 free throws for 77.8 percent. She recorded her sixth and seventh double-doubles of the season, and also notched double-digit rebounds for the ninth and 10th times in State’s 11 games.

In State’s 90-79 win against Oregon, the Brenham, Texas, native made 15-of-18 (83.3 percent) from the floor to lead MSU with a career-high 35 points. She also tallied 19 rebounds and blocked five shots.

McCowan became the first player since Baylor’s Brittney Griner in 2013 to record at least 35 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks in a game. Victoria Vivians added 30 points in the victory, making Mississippi State the first team going back to the turn of the millennium to have two 30-point scorers in the same game against a ranked opponent.

Against the Ducks, McCowan actually secured a double-double in the first half, scoring 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting to go with 10 rebounds.

McCowan capped the week with an 18-point, 11-rebound showing over 26 minutes in State’s 83-43 win against Maine.

McCowan, who ranks second in the SEC and 11th nationally making 64.8 percent from the field this year, moved past LaToya Thomas for first place in MSU career field goal percentage records with 56.2 percent.

She is seventh in the SEC in scoring this season with 17.5 ppg. She is second in the league and eighth in the nation on the boards with 12.2 per game. Of those rebounds, an NCAA Division I second-most 5.0 per game come on the offensive glass.

McCowan and the rest of Vic Schaefer’s Bulldogs wrap the pre-Christmas slate with a trip to Las Vegas for the Dec. 20-21 Duel in the Desert. State faces host UNLV Wednesday and Syracuse the following day in a matchup of the last two NCAA national finalists.

Tip for both games is set for 4:30 p.m. CT.

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