KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee guard Meighan Simmons has been named the Southeastern Conference freshman of the week for a second time this season.
Simmons led the Lady Vols (10-2) in their 82-72 overtime win against Stanford on Sunday night with 23 points, including a 3-pointer with 48 seconds left that forced the extra time. The victory helped boost Tennessee one spot in the AP Top 25 poll to No. 5 on Monday.
Simmons also scored 22 points in a loss at No. 2 Texas on Tuesday.
The 5-foot-9 Cibolo, Texas, native ranks second in the SEC in scoring with 17.8 points per game this season. She has reached double-figure scoring in 12 straight contests, ranking just behind the 14 straight double-figure scoring games Chamique Holdsclaw had to begin her career.
The Lady Vols host East Tennessee State on Wednesday night.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.