@LATechWBB Malone Named C-USA Co-Player of the Week

Feb. 26, 2018

RUSTON – Louisiana Tech senior forward Alexus Malone joined WKU senior guard Tashia Brown as this week’s Conference USA Players of the Week in a vote of the league media relations directors.

Malone led Louisiana Tech to a 70-60 road win over then league-leader UAB Saturday at Bartow Arena in Birmingham. The Oxford, Mississippi native scored a season-high 26 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, added four steals and two rebounds in 35 minutes of action in the victory.

She scored 18 points in the first half (8 in first quarter, 10 in second) to help the Lady Techsters build an 18-point halftime lead. After UAB pulled within single digits in the final two minutes of the third quarter, Malone hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to push the Tech lead back out to double digits.

With UAB threatening in the final five minutes of the game, Malone hit 5-of-6 free throws and registered a steal with 43 seconds to play that sealed the win. It was Malone’s eighth double double of the season. Malone hit 3 of 4 three-pointers and has now made 6 of 8 in her last two games (after making 4 in the first 26 games of the year).

This marks her second player of the week award of the season.

Malone will lead Louisiana Tech into Thursday night’s regular season finale against Rice in Houston. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m.




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