Sweeps Week! Kristen Simon & Minyon Moore Claim Pac-12 Weekly Awards|
Dec. 5, 2016
Two quick road trips in a row for the USC women’s basketball team has seen two Trojans return home with their first career Pac-12 awards. After USC’s upset of ranked Texas A&M and a fast-paced victory at Sacramento State, Kristen Simon has been selected Pac-12 Player of the Week and Minyon Moore is the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.
In USC’s whirlwind trip to College Station, Simon and Moore would combined forces for a strong stand at the stripe. Simon was 6-for-6 from the free-throw line — netting clutch tosses late in the game to keep the Trojans ahead of the Aggies — as she finished with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Moore was 5-of-6 from the line in that one, helping the Trojans along to a 66-62 upset of No. 19 Texas A&M, which was USC’s first win over a ranked team since beating UCLA in January 2016.
A few days later, USC was up in Sacramento to visit the high-powered Hornets of Sacramento State. USC would score 111 points in that one — the sixth-highest scoring effort by USC in program history. Simon stood tall with a career-high 23 points in that win, while Moore added 13 points to go along with a whopping 15 assists. That count is the second most assists in a single game by a Trojan since Rhonda Windham set the record with 17 in 1981.
This is the first Pac-12 weekly award for both Simon and Moore. USC’s last Pac-12 Player of the Week was Temi Fagbenle last season, and the only other Pac-12 Freshman of the Week was McKenzie Calvert in 2015.