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Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball: Amber Moore Named Big Ten Player of the Week

On Monday, the Big Ten conference announced their weekly women’s basketball honors. The Illinois Fighting Illini saw one of their players make the list as senior guard Amber Moore earned the biggest honor of the week after being named the Big Ten Player of the Week.

Last week, Moore and the Illini went 1-0 after beating Seton Hall 71-70 after overcoming a 20 point deficit in order to get the win.

In the game, Moore scored a team-high 24 points and scored 22 of those points in the second half. Under a minute left in the game, she hit the game-tying basket where the Illini went on a 25-5 over an eight minute span. She also hauled in a team-high eleven rebounds for her second double double of the season.

Amber Moore currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten in scoring (18.4 points per game). She also is in the top 10 in six other categories including: free throw percentage, steals, three point field goal percentage, three point field goals made, offensive rebounds, and minutes played.

The Illinois Fighting Illini will return to action on Saturday against UT Martin.

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