USC’s Alissa Pili Named Pac-12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week
For the first time in program history, USC women's basketball has three different Trojans honored as a conference Player of the Week. With her first career selection as the Pac-12 Player of the Week today (Feb. 8), sophomore forward Alissa Pili joins teammates Endyia Rogers and Jordan Sanders as USC's honorees for the award this season.
Sidelined with injury until recently, Pili was back to form in the Trojans' trip to Washington, where USC scooped up its first road wins of the season in beating Washington 63-57 and Washington State 81-71. Pili had back-to-back double-digit games on the trip — her first double-digit outings since returning to action. Against the Huskies, Pili led the Trojans with 17 points, and against the Cougars she went one better with 18 points. Pili also was a near-perfect 10-of-11 from the free-throw line in games where foul shots were key.
A four-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week last season, Pili now has her first Pac-12 Player of the Week award. Pili's pick makes it back-to-back weekly awards for USC, as she follows Rogers' selection on Feb. 1.
Pili and the Trojans have another road trip ahead, traveling first to Boulder, Colo., to face Colorado at 6 p.m. MT on Friday (Feb. 12). From there, USC goes to Salt Lake City to square off against Utah at 4 p.m. MT on Sunday (Feb. 14).