We are closing in on the final month and a half of the SEC season. Here are the Stars of the Week for the week ending January 28, 2017.
Taylor Murray – Kentucky
The Wildcats only got in one game this week, but junior guard Taylor Murray certainly made the most of that lone outing. Murray scored 20 points and added a season-high 10 assists as the Wildcats pummeled Alabama 79-54 in Lexington.
Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State
Victoria Vivians is back on this list after another pair of decisive victories for still undefeated Mississippi State. Vivians was the second leading scorer (17 points) behind Teaira McCowan as the Bulldogs beat Florida 90-53, and was then the leading scorer with 25 points as the Bulldogs beat Ole Miss by 20 on Sunday night.
Chloe Jackson – LSU
The Tigers faced a big week, facing a couple of ranked teams in No. 15 Texas A&M and No. 10 Tennessee. It was against the Lady Vols. Where Chloe Jackson really came alive, leading the Tigers with 21 points, while adding nine rebounds, four assists, and two steals. It was a stat sheet-filling performance that LSU required in its 70-59 upset win.
Caliya Robinson – Georgia
The Bulldogs are still picking up steam in the SEC, this week picking up a marquee win over No. 11 Missouri and an expected win over Florida. Junior forward Caliya Robinson was the catalyst for the big week, putting up a double-double (13 points, 11 boards) against the Tigers, before leading all scorers with 22 points against the Gators.
Unsung Hero – Janiah McKay – Auburn
It went pretty much unnoticed as neither team is at the head of the SEC, but Janiah McKay led all scorers as Auburn beat Alabama in their fierce rivalry game this week. It was the Tigers only game of the week, so McKay’s 18 points and five rebounds were crucial for an Auburn team looking to pick up some momentum in SEC play.