Dorie Harrison Selected SEC Freshman of the Week
LEXINGTON, Ky. – After posting back-to-back career nights with 15 points against Alabama and 16 points against Arkansas, University of Kentucky true freshman post Dorie Harrison has been tabbed the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, it was announced by the league office Tuesday, Jan. 30.
Harrison started her strong week by posting a then career-high 15 points with five rebounds, one block and one steal. The rookie went 5-of-9 from the field against the Crimson Tide, helping Kentucky shoot 64.7 percent from the field in the game, which was the second-highest field-goal percentage in a game in program history. The native of Nashville posted another career night Monday at Arkansas, scoring a career-high 16 points with four rebounds, two steals and one block. Her performance vs. the Razorbacks marked the first time this season she had led UK in scoring.
Overall for the week, Harrison scored 31 points with nine rebounds, two blocks and three steals, hitting nearly 50 percent from the field. One major area for improvement was her free-throw shooting, going 11-of-12 from the charity stripe after entering the week shooting just 46.8 percent from the line. Harrison has scored in double figures in three straight games.
Harrison’s strong play has led the Wildcats to back-to-back wins for the first time since early December. The winning streak has Kentucky back at .500 at 11-11 overall and 3-5 in the SEC. UK will return to action Thursday at 7 p.m. ET vs. Auburn at Memorial Coliseum. The game also will be seen on SEC Network Plus (online).