GU’s Brynna Maxwell wins second WCC Player of the Week award, Zags move to No. 16 in AP Poll

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Gonzaga Bulldogs are moving up in the AP Polls and are getting more individual awards this week.

The Zags moved up four spots to No. 16 in the AP Polls. Following a big win against the University of Portland, the Zags are on a 10-game winning streak and are 7-0 in conference play this season.

Here are the full rankings as of Jan. 16.

  1. South Carolina
  2. Ohio State
  3. LSU
  4. Stanford
  5. UConn
  6. Indiana
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Utah
  9. UCLA
  10. Iowa
  11. Maryland
  12. Virginia Tech
  13. Duke
  14. Michigan
  15. Oklahoma
  16. Gonzaga
  17. North Carolina
  18. Iowa State
  19. Arizona
  20. North Carolina State
  21. Illinois
  22. Villanova
  23. Oregon
  24. Colorado
  25. Texas

Along with the team’s success, one Zag hooper got an individual award this week.

Graduate transfer and Gig Harbor, Washington, native Brynna Maxwell won WCC Player of the Week this week. In the Zags’ most recent win against Portland, she scored a team-high 20 points, adding four rebounds and two assists to her stat line. Maxwell leads all of college basketball in three-point percentage, shooting 54.4 percent from behind the arc on 103 attempts. She is also leading college basketball in free-throw percentage (98.1 percent on 51 of 52 shooting).

This is the second time she’s won the award. She last won it on December 27. Maxwell, Yvonne Ejim and Kaylynne Truong have all won the award this season.

Maxwell and the Zags look to continue their winning streak Thursday in Stockton, California, as they take on Pacific. Tipoff is at 11 a.m.

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