Tulane’s Krystal Freeman named AAC, LSWA Player of the Week

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Krystal Freeman
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NEW ORLEANS – Senior forward Krystal Freeman of the Tulane women’s basketball team was named the American Athletic Conference and Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.

Freeman opened the week going 10-14 from the floor for 20 points at Houston. She added seven rebounds, five steals and one assist in the win over the Cougars. She also helped the Green Wave go on a 19-0 run and kept Houston from making a field goal for more than 10 minutes of game time.

The Pineville, La., native followed that performance with 18 points on 6-11 from the field in the win at Cincinnati. She added six rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal against the Bearcats. Freeman helped the Green Wave make separate 18-6 and 10-0 runs in the second half to ice the game against Cincinnati.

Freeman previously earned the conference’s weekly honor roll award twice this season on Nov. 30 and Dec. 21. She is the second Tulane player to be named AAC Player of the Week joining freshman Jerkaila Jordan (Dec. 14).

Freeman is currently fourth in the conference in rebounding (8.8) and field goal percentage (.476) and sixth in scoring (14.7).

The Green Wave will return to Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Jan. 13, as they welcome No. 16/19 South Florida. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. in New Orleans.

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