Ariel Massengale named SEC Player of the Week

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Tennessee's Ariel Massengale (5) speaks with head coach Holly Warlick (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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Tennessee's Ariel Massengale (5) speaks with head coach Holly Warlick (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Tennessee's Ariel Massengale was named SEC women's basketball Player of the Week on Monday after rewriting her personal record book.

The junior point guard scored a career-high 20 points and hit a career-high five 3 pointers last Monday at North Carolina. She also had seven assists and six rebounds against the Tar Heels.

Against Chattanooga last Thursday, she followed up with 16 points, five assists and four rebounds.

Massengale finished a busy week with nine points, five assists and four rebounds against Georgia Tech on Sunday.

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snowpeapod#263184 writes:

Based on her stats and the level of competition, that honor was a "no brainer" and well deserved. I just hope her and Nia's Illinois homes are still intact after the tornados ripped thru Illinois.

wigmeister writes:

Well deserved

Allenfan writes:

I love the way she is playing, this is what we expected from the start. She looks thiner and quicker to me.

underthehill writes:

Massengale has improved her game and her confidence..she is the leader of this team..and deserves the honor..

johnlg00 writes:

In the past, I have been as hard on Ariel as almost anybody on this board. These days, she is making a believer out of me. Not only is she putting up solid stats, she is becoming a real leader on the court. She used to be good for several "WTH?" moments a game; I haven't seen every minute of the LV games yet this year, but I don't recall seeing even one of those so far this season. Whatever they have been feeding her lately, I hope she gets unlimited helpings! Now, if Cierra and Meighan can start finding the basket again, they will be all set for a strong run this year.

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