UCLA's Morris Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA senior guard Darxia Morris was named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 15-21, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
The play of the Pasadena, Calif., native was key in UCLA's two wins last week. First on the road at then-No. 12 Notre Dame, she came up big in the Bruins' 86-83, double overtime victory. Morris tied the score as she drained a three-pointer with 8.8 seconds left in regulation. In the second overtime with three seconds left her steal and two free throws helped the Bruins clinch the win. She finished the game with a season-high 17 points, with eight of those coming in the overtime periods. The last time the Bruins won at the home site of a team ranked higher than No. 12 Notre Dame was on March 12, 1988, when they upset then-No. 11 Stanford.
On Sunday, in a 65-49 victory over the previously unbeaten UC Davis, Morris scored a team-high 14 points.
UCLA has now opened the season with a 4-0 record for the first time since the 1986-87 season.
This is Morris' first-career Player of the Week honor and UCLA's 42nd all-time, second-most in Conference history.
Next up for Morris and the Bruins is a home game against Temple on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 2:00 p.m. PT.
Also Nominated:, Soana Lucet, ARIZ; Layshia Clarendon, CAL; Nia Jackson, ORE; Sage Indendi, OSU; Jeanette Pohlen, STAN
2010-11 Pac-10 Players of the Week
Nov. 15 - Briana Gilbreath, USC
Nov. 22 - Darxia Morris, UCLA