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Pirates' Richardson-Smith wins Big East award

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 24, 2014 at 11:47 am •  Published: February 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Tabatha Richardson-Smith of Seton Hall has been named the Big East Conference's women's basketball player of the week for the second time this season.

The sophomore was selected by the league on Monday, two days after she scored a school-record 38 points in a comeback overtime victory over Marquette.

Richardson-Smith, who also won the award in early December, is the first Pirate win the weekly award twice in a season since Monique Blake in 2004-05, and is just the fourth player in program history. The other two are Arminda Moreno in 2000-01 and Jodi Brooks in 1993-94.

For the week, Richardson-Smith averaged 26.0 points in leading her team to victories over Providence and Marquette. She also averaged 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals.