University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior guard Keiana Gilbert was selected the Southern Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week the league office announced today. This is her second SoCon Player of the Week honor this season.
Gilbert led the Mocs to back-to-back road victories last weekend and was a key player in UTC’s win over Western Carolina that gave head coach Jim Foster his 900thcareer victory.
The Pulaski, Tenn., native averaged 18.5 points per game and dished out nine assists with five steals.
She was 60 percent from the field making 15-of-25 and was 3-of-5 for the week from long range.
In 38 minutes on the floor against the Catamounts, Gilbert had a game-high 16 points and four assists with just one turnover. She shot 63.6 percent (7-of-11) from the field with two 3-pointers and added four rebounds and a steal.
She followed that with a 21-point performance at UNCG two days later. She was 8-of-14 (57.1%) with one triple and was 4-of-6 from the free throw line. She had four rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Gilbert, shooting 46.3 percent, leads the Mocs with 13.9 points per game, seventh in the SoCon, and is second on the team with 5.6 rebounds per game. She has 57 assists, 23 blocked shots and 24 steals.
With her 37 points over the weekend, Gilbert moved to 14th all-time at UTC in scoring with 1,322 career points. She ranks in the Top 15 of seven SoCon statistical categories and her 38.1 minutes played per game leads the conference.
The Mocs will take on East Tennessee State Saturday in the first game of a double header. The game is set to tip off at 2:00 p.m. at the Roundhouse.
Get there early to get one of 900 giveaways to celebrate Foster’s 900th career victory. The first 900 fans through the doors will get “900 Wins” sunglasses and a commemorative poster. He will be honored before the game and a congratulatory video will be aired during timeouts throughout the game.
Tickets are on sale now at the McKenzie Arena box office or online at GoMocs.com.