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Monday, November 19, 2012

Memphis Lady Tigers Nicole Dickson Named C-USA Player of the Week

Senior forward Nicole Dickson was named the C-USA Player of the Week after netting a career-high 36 points in a 76-74 road win at Illinois State, Sunday, in the final round of the Preseason WNIT. This is Dickson's first career weekly honor from the league office.

Dickson helped Memphis overcome the loss of starting guards Mooriah Rowser and Ariel Hearn late in the first half due to injury and foul trouble by taking on the scoring burden herself. Between the last half of the first and the early minutes of the second half, she reeled off 18 consecutive points, helping Memphis hold off a Redbirds' team in front of a vocal home crowd.

The Greeneville, Tenn., native was the game's leading scorer, and was the Tigers' second-leading rebounder, finishing with 36 points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots. She was also a perfect 3-for-3 from the free-throw line.

Dickson and her Tigers' teammates remain on the road, finishing out a season-high three-game road swing at Texas-Arlington on Wednesday night. The Tigers return home to the Elma Roane Fieldhouse on Sunday, at 2 p.m., when they host 2012 NCAA participants Prairie View A&M.

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