Feb. 15, 2010
With just two weeks remaining in conference play, the West Coast Conference announced its Players of the Week with Portland's T.J. Campbell taking the men's honor and Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot and Saint Mary's Louella Tomlinson splitting the women's award.
Men's Player of the Week
T.J. Campbell, POR
Campbell averaged 21.0 points, 5.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in home wins over San Diego and Saint Mary's. He scored a team-high 24 points with seven assists and three steals in a thrilling 80-75 win over Saint Mary's on Saturday. The senior point guard scored the game-tying layup with 25 seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime and then clinched the game with two free throws with eight seconds remaining in OT. He was 9-for-16 from the field, 2-for-6 from the three-point line and 4-for-4 at the foul line. Campbell scored a game-high 18 points with four assists in a 70-56 win over San Diego on Thursday. He went 5-for-10 from the three-point line in the game.
Women's Players of the Week
Courtney Vandersloot, GON
Helped Gonzaga stay undefeated in conference with two road wins. Vandersloot averaged a double-double of 18.0 points and 10.0 assists, and shot 61.9 percent from the field over the Zags two contests. Vandersloot began the week scoring 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 accuracy from the charity stripe in GU's win over second place Saint Mary's. She also dished out 11 assists to register her ninth double-double of the season and blocked a career-high four shots. In the Zags victory over fourth place San Diego, Vandersloot scored another 18 points, this time on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, hitting 2-of-4 from beyond the 3-point arc, and was again 4-of-6 at the free throw line. She added nine assists, five steals and six rebounds in the 75-61 victory. Vandersloot also became the West Coast Conference all-time career assist leader in GU's win over San Diego. Vandersloot needed six assists to take over the top spot that was held by Amanda Rego (659), of San Diego. Vandersloot finished with nine and now has dished out 663.
Louella Tomlinson, SMC
On Thursday night, Tomlinson broke the NCAA Division I career (480) and single-season (164) blocks records after recording five blocks against Gonzaga. Tomlinson added three more against Portland to put her career total at 486 and her single-season total at 169. Tomlinson averaged 14.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks over the weekend and remains the conference leader in those categories. Tomlinson was one rebound shy of a double-double against Gonzaga, finishing with 14 points and nine rebounds, but she bounced back against Portland to finish with 15 points and 14 boards for her 17th double-double of the season.