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Katie Lou Samuelson named AAC, National Player of the Week

The junior from Huntington Beach, California had a good week.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn women’s basketball continued their stretch of dominating play last week, grabbing two huge wins, an 11-point victory over No. 5 Louisville on Monday followed by a destruction of Temple on Sunday.

Katie Lou Samuelson played a large part in those wins that extended the Huskies’ record to 26-0 and was not only named American Athletic Conference player of the week, but the ESPNW and USBWA national player of the week as well.

She shot 68 percent from the field across the two games, averaging 26.5 points per game. Samuelson was 8-of-14 from 3-point range as well.

Her 26 points against the Cardinals was a game-high, as was her 27-point outing against the Owls. Against Temple, she was tied for a game-high with five assists.

She leads the nation’s highest-scoring offense with 18.4 points per game.

Their male counterparts finished 1-1 on the week after a rough loss to Tulsa on Thursday at home combined with a close win over East Carolina on the road on Saturday.

Jalen Adams, as he has done all season, led the team and averaged 17 points and six assists per game. He had a season-high 11 assists against the Golden Hurricane in the loss. He was named to The American’s five-man honor roll.

Baseball also began the season with a 2-1 record in the Atlanta Challenge and one of their offensive leaders, right fielder Isaac Feldstein, was named to the honor roll after slashing .385 AVG/.429 OBP/.923 SLG with two home runs and four RBI, each of which led the Huskies.

Men’s hockey has been on a roll and has won seven consecutive games after their comeback against No. 20 Boston University on Friday. Maxim Letunov had a three-point game including the game-winning goal in overtime and was named to Hockey East’s top performers list as a result.

Women’s basketball plays next on Wednesday in New Orleans against Tulane, men’s basketball plays No. 11 Cincinnati on the road on Thursday, baseball travels to Southeastern Louisiana this weekend for a three-game set beginning on Friday and men’s hockey finishes their regular season against UMass on Thursday.