Dec. 16, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Senior Takia Brooks of the Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team has been named the Player of the Week by Conference USA.
Brooks scored a game-high 18 points in FAU's double-overtime win over in-state rival UCF. She also added seven rebounds, while hitting 8-of-9 (88%) from the free throw line. The Miami native drained clutch shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime period to keep FAU's chances alive.
Twelve of her points came in the final six minutes of regulation and the two overtime periods. In the final 1:07 of the first overtime, Brooks recorded two rebounds, a game-saving block and the game-tying jumper. This is Brooks' first C-USA Player of the Week honor.