Hustle points: 2/16
Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 16:02
Sophomore guard Isaiah Sykes had quite the week last week, and people took notice.
Sykes was named the Conference USA Player of the Week following a two-game stretch that saw the athletic wing player from Detroit average 21 points and 10 rebounds while shooting an impressive 72 percent from the field against Marshall and Southern Miss.
Sykes made 18-of-25 shots from the field during the week. In a loss to Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Miss., Sykes scored a career-high 27 points, adding in 10 rebounds and three steals against the Golden Eagles.
The sophomore guard also played a key role in a victory over Marshall, one that saw Sykes score 15 points, including a thunderous dunk as time ran down, sealing the deal for UCF.
Freeman improved her nation-best time to 7.19 in the semifinals of the 60 meters at the Tyson Invitational this past weekend. That same time ranks sixth among all Americans, both professional and amateur, this indoor season. Freeman's 23.56 performance in the 200 meters was good enough for the NCAA's 11th-best mark.
"For the first spring game it was an intense, physical match," head coach Amanda Cromwell said in a release. "There was definitely some good soccer, and a lot of our players got to play."