Lincoln - Nebraska's Lindsey Moore captured the first Big Ten Player-of-the-Week award in Husker basketball history when the conference announced the honor on Monday afternoon.
Moore, a 5-9 junior point guard from Covington, Wash., helped the Huskers improve to 3-0 with a 68-50 victory over No. 23 USC on Friday night at the Devaney Center. Moore matched teammate Jordan Hooper for team-high scoring honors with 22 points, while also dishing out a game-high six assists against the Trojans.
Moore's performance against USC followed her third career double-double with 18 points and a career-high-matching 11 assists in Nebraska's 99-53 win over Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 15. Moore also went without a turnover against MVSU, recording a 17-to-2 assist-to-turnover ratio on the week.
A 2011 honorable-mention All-Big 12 selection, Moore enters tonight's game against Savannah State ranked fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 16.7 points per game. She also ranks second in the conference with 8.3 assists per contest and leads the Big Ten with her 6.3-to-1 assists-to-turnover ratio (25-4).
Moore also ranks in the Big Ten's top 10 in steals (T4th, 2.7 spg), field goal percentage (T4th, .667), three-point field goal percentage (T5th, .455), three-pointers made (7th, 2.0 3FG per game).
Moore will help Nebraska complete its season-opening four-game home stand at the Devaney Center tonight, when the Huskers take on Savannah State. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets now at Huskers.com or by calling 1-800-8-BIG-RED. Tickets are also available tonight at the door beginning at 5:30.
Free live audio of tonight's game is available from the Husker Sports Network on Huskers.com.
2011-12 Big Ten Players of the Week
Nov. 14 Player: Courtney Boylan, Sr., Michgan
Freshman: Becca Mills, Michgian State
Nov. 21 Player: Lindsey Moore, Jr., Nebraska
Freshman: Karly Roser, Northwestern