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Big week behind the arc earns Wichita State’s Alie Decker national honor

Wichita State’s Alie Decker dribbles the ball up court in the first half Saturday afternoon against Winthrop. Decker scored a game-high 31 points on 9-for-14 three-point shooting in Wichita State's 66-20 victory. (Dec. 20, 2014)
Wichita State’s Alie Decker dribbles the ball up court in the first half Saturday afternoon against Winthrop. Decker scored a game-high 31 points on 9-for-14 three-point shooting in Wichita State's 66-20 victory. (Dec. 20, 2014) Eagle correspondent

Wichita State sophomore Alie Decker earned national player of the week honors from the United States Basketball Writers Association.

Decker, a forward from Edmond, Okla., averaged 20.7 points in three games last week. She made a school-record nine three-pointers (in 14 attempts) against Winthrop and scored a career-high 31 points. She scored 17 points, making 5 of 8 threes, in a 54-51 loss at No. 11 Tennessee.

For the week, she made 58.1 percent (18 of 31) of her three-pointers and averaged 5.3 rebounds.

Decker averages 10.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. She is 29 of 60 from three-point range (48.3 percent), which ranks 18th nationally.

The USBWA’s award is named for former UCLA star Ann Meyers Drysdale. Decker also received co-player of the week honors from the Missouri Valley Conference.

WSU (8-3) plays Sam Houston State (1-7) at 2:05 p.m. Sunday at Koch Arena. It begins Missouri Valley Conference play against Indiana State (10-1) on Jan. 2 at Koch Arena, a matchup of the teams that shared the MVC title last season.

Reach Paul Suellentrop at 316-269-6760 or psuellentrop@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @paulsuellentrop.

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