Wiggins Captures Second Straight Player Of The Week Honor
Dec. 24, 2007
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior guard Candice Wiggins was named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week for the second week in a row Monday, after leading No. 5/4 Stanford to victories over New Mexico and No. 1/1 Tennessee. Over the two victories, Wiggins averaged 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists on the offensive end, while on defense, she grabbed three steals in each contest.
In one of the biggest wins over the past decade for the Cardinal, Wiggins scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to go with her three steals to lead Stanford to a 73-69 overtime upset of the top-ranked and defending national champion Tennessee Lady Volunteers. The victory snapped the Cardinal's 11-game, 11-year losing streak against the Lady Vols, and improved Stanford's record to 10-1, its best start since 2002-03.
Prior to that, Wiggins turned in a 21-point, six-rebound, six-assist performance on the road Tuesday night, leading the Cardinal to a 73-54 victory over New Mexico.
The honor is the second in as many weeks for Wiggins, and the seventh of her illustrious career. The recognition is also the Pac-10-leading 59th time that a Stanford player has earned the honor, as well as the third time this year that a Cardinal player has taken home the award.
Stanford begins the road to its eighth consecutive Pac-10 regular-season title this Friday night, opening conference play with a 7 p.m. contest against the Washington State Cougars at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal will close out the weekend Sunday afternoon against the Washington Huskies at 2 p.m. Sunday.