Illini senior Amber Moore was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.
Nov. 18, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. - University of Illinois senior guard/forward Amber Moore (Detroit, Mich./Country Day) was named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Moore averaged a double-double on the week with 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game, leading the Illini to a 3-0 record last week. Moore also broke Illinois' career three-pointers made record against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 14 and now has 229.
The senior lit it up against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 14, posting her second career double-double with 27 points and a career-high 19 rebounds. She made 6-of-13 three-pointers that night and also grabbed three steals. Against Valparaiso on Nov. 12, Moore poured in 23 points, including 4-of-10 from three-point range, and grabbed seven boards while making three steals. And she capped the week with a 25-point outing in only 23 minutes against Alcorn State on Nov. 21, making 5-of-12 from distance, grabbing four boards and making two steals.
For the week, Moore shot 48 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from behind the arc. She also went a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line.
The Illini get back in action on Thursday when they host Southern Illinois at 7 p.m. at State Farm Center. The game will be available live online through the Big Ten Digital Network on FightingIllini.com All-Access.