Brown Named C-USA Player of the Week


POSTED: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 3:04pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 11:41pm

After helping UTEP lock up a share of the 2012 Conference USA crown, senior forward Gloria Brown has been named the league’s player of the week it was announced Monday afternoon by C-USA officials.

Brown averaged 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals and three blocks in guiding the Miners (24-2, 13-0 C-USA) to a pair of road wins by a combined 30 points.

She opened up the week by posting her ninth double-double of the season (14 points, nine rebounds) in the 64-54 victory at Tulsa on Feb. 16. The Philadelphia, Pa., native also added a trio of blocks and a pair of steals in the contest.

Brown followed that up by pacing a quartet of Miners in double figures in the 71-51 conquest of Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Feb. 19. She tallied 14 points, grabbed six rebounds while also posting four steals and three blocked shots in just 16 total minutes of action.

It marks the fourth league weekly honor for Brown, and the second of her senior campaign.

Brown and the rest of the Miners will be in action at home twice this week. UTEP will play host to SMU at 7:05 p.m. MST Thursday. There will be free admission to the contest as part of the week-long celebration on campus for National Girls & Women in Sports Day.

The Orange and Blue will then challenge Rice in their “Senior Day” game at 2:05 p.m. MST Sunday. It will be the third and final “Grand Prize Giveaway Game” of the season, and one lucky fan will win an iPad2.

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