Rowe and Jones sweep weekly C-USA honors
Duo helped Blue Raiders remain atop league standingsFebruary 17, 2014 · @MTAthletics
Rowe boasted 27.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in Middle Tennessee's road victories at FIU and Florida Atlantic last week. The Lexington, Ky., product shot 63 percent (19-of-30) from the field, while dishing out seven assists and collecting two steals in two contests.
Rowe collected 23 points and 12 rebounds, handing out a season-high five assists in the win at FIU. She went 10-of-17 from for 58.8 percent shooting. Against Florida Atlantic, Rowe belted out a season-best 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. She hit 14 of her 32 points from the free throw line. Her six points down the stretch, including a last-second layup with 40 seconds remaining put away the game for the Blue Raiders. Rowe made 9-of-13 from the field for 69.3 percent shooting.
Rowe's two double-doubles last week, matches her career-best of 21 double-doubles in a season she set last year. The All-America candidate leads Middle Tennessee 21.8 points and 11.4 rebounds through 25 games this season. This is Rowe's fourth C-USA Player of the Week honor and the 15th conference honor in her four-year career.
The freshman Jones boasted 13 points and 7.5 rebounds in the Raiders' two road wins. She went 5-of-10 from the field with 12 points and two rebounds at FIU. The freshman followed up that performance with her second career double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling in 13 rebounds in 34 minutes. Jones completed her statline with three assists and a steal.
This season, Jones is averaging 8.9 points per game and ranks second on the team with 7.0 rebounds each contest. Monday's accolade is the second for Jones.
Middle Tennessee (21-4, 10-1 C-USA) hosts Marshall on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. inside the Murphy Center. Charlotte visits Murfreesboro on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. in an FSN televised broadcast.
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