Morgan Warburton averaged 17.5 points and nine rebounds per game for the week.
Feb. 2, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY - Senior guard Morgan Warburton earned her third Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honor of the season after leading Utah to victories over Brigham Young and New Mexico.
Warburton averaged 17.5 points and nine rebounds per game for the week. Hailing from Helper, Utah, Warburton scored 13 of her 17 points against BYU in the second half. She hit two free-throws with 23 seconds left to swing the final momentum in Utah's direction and finished the game a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. She also added a team-high six assists. Against New Mexico, Warburton was 8-for-10 (.800) from the floor and 2-for-3 (.667) from three-point range. She had a career-high 14 rebounds for her third double-double of the season and hit a three-point basket with six seconds left to secure a 53-50 victory for the Utes.
Warburton shares the honor with San Diego State's Paris Johnson.
The Utes (14-6, 7-0 MWC) are on a 10-game winning streak and in first-place in the MWC. Utah returns to the court on Wednesday, Feb. 4, against TCU in Salt Lake City. The game will be televised on The Mtn.