Good things come in pairs.
South Carolina’s Duane Notice and A’ja Wilson were each honored by the SEC this week, Notice winning co-Player of the Week and Wilson named Freshman of the Week. The Gamecocks each notched high-profile wins last week, the men beating Oklahoma State and the women topping No. 9 Duke.
Notice averaged 23.5 points in two games last week, scoring a career-high 27 in a win at Marshall. He shot over 50 percent in each game and had back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in his career. He split the award with Texas A&M’s Alex Caruso.
Wilson won her second straight SEC Freshman of the Week award. She was the leading scorer for the No. 1 Gamecocks in three games last week and sunk a buzzer-beating shot to knock off the Blue Devils.
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Wilson scored 16, 17 and 10 points, respectively, in wins over North Carolina Central, Charlotte and Duke, with eight, three and five rebounds. She shot a combined 50 percent from the field, made a career-high eight field goals against the 49ers and also had a career-high three blocks against Charlotte.
Wilson and the Gamecocks (8-0) are idle until Sunday, when they host Savannah State. The USC men are off until Dec. 19.
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