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.
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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.