Feb. 20, 2012
CONFERENCE USA FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Shay Weaver, MARSHALL
5-8, G / ARLINGTON, TEXAS / EULESS TRINITY HS
IRVING, Texas- Weaver was a key contributor in Marshall's two C-USA wins against Memphis and UAB last week. From the bench, she accounted for 8.0 points per game while shooting 50 percent from the field (5-of-10) and 3-point line (3-of-6). Weaver was the momentum changer in the comeback at UAB Sunday. The freshman hit back-to-back 3-pointers that started a 10-0 Thundering Herd run. That eventually led to Marshall's first lead of the game in the second half. She ended the game with a team-high 11 points and six rebounds. Against Memphis, she scored five points in 11 minutes of action. This is her first career Freshman of the Week honor.
Marshall women’s basketball knocked off the No. 2 team in C-USA twice this past week, taking down Memphis and UAB. Both games had tremendous comebacks in the second half, with the Herd fighting back from a 12-point deficit against Memphis and a 13-point deficit against UAB. Marshall went on a 37-6 run in the second half against Memphis, holding the No.38 offense in the NCAA to just two made field goals in the first 14 minutes of the second half. In the game against UAB, the Herd out-scored the Blazers 21-12 in the second half.
The 37 points Marshall limited UAB to marked the first time Marshall had forced an opponent to under 40 points since beating Tulsa 51-37 on January 10, 2009. The Marshall bench was a huge contributor in both games, scoring 36 against Memphis and 30 against UAB.
Marshall women's basketball returns to action in Hattiesburg, Miss. for a contest against Southern Miss on Thursday. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 8:00 p.m. ET.