UTEP women’s basketball junior forward Gloria Brown has been selected as the Conference USA Co-Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Brown came off the bench to average 18.5 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and three assists to help the Miners forge a mark of 1-1 last week. It marks the second time this year that Brown has been so honored.
Brown posted a monstrous double-double (21 points and 17 rebounds) in only 19 minutes of action in the 65-61 triumph against Tulane on Feb. 13. She overwhelmed the Green Wave at both ends of the court, with 10 of her 17 boards being of the offensive variety. The 17 total rebounds rates tied for the seventh-highest single-game figure in program history, and is only three shy of the school standard.
She was also a force in the buzzer-beating setback at UCF on Feb. 10. She compiled 16 points in addition to grabbing nine boards, blocking six shots and tallying three steals.
Brown and the rest of the Miners will return to action when they play at Rice at 7 p.m. MST Thursday. The game will be carried live nationally by CBS College Sports in addition to airing locally in El Paso on the radio on KHRO 1150 AM.