COLUMBIA, S.C. — For the third time this season, South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston has been named the SEC Player of the Week.
In two wins over nationally ranked opponents, Boston averaged 18.5 points, 16.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game.
With a double-double in both games, Boston tied the school record for consecutive double-doubles at nine, the first addition to the top of that list since 1978.
In Thursday's win at #13/16 LSU, the National Player of the Year candidate recorded 19 points and 18 rebounds, including a fourth quarter of nine points, seven rebounds and two blocks.
Three days later against #21/20 Kentucky, Boston nearly had her double-double by halftime, scoring 10 of the team's first 18 first-quarter points and pulling down eight rebounds and blocking six shots after the first two quarters. Her final stat line of 18 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks included 9-of-12 shooting (.750) to mark her second game over 70.0 percent field goal shooting in her last three outings.