GU’s Brynn Maxwell wins second WCC Player of the Week honor, Zags move to No. 16 in AP poll

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Gonzaga Bulldogs are rising in the AP poll and earning more individual honors this week.

The Zags moved up four spots to No. 16 in the AP poll. Coming off a big win over the University of Portland, the Zags are riding a 10-game winning streak and are 7-0 in conference play this season.

Here are the full rankings as of January 16.

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

Along with the team success this week, one Zag Hooper won an individual prize.

Graduate transfer and Gig Harbor, WA native Brynn Maxwell was this week’s WCC Player of the Week. In the Zags’ last win against Portland, she scored 20 points, adding four rebounds and two assists to her tally. Maxwell leads all of college basketball in three-point percentage, shooting 54.4 percent from beyond the arc on 103 attempts. She also leads college basketball in free throw percentage (98.1 percent on 51-of-52 shooting).

This is the second time she has won the award. The last time she won it was on December 27. Maxwell, Yvonne Ejim and Kaylin Truong won the award this season.

Maxwell and the Zags look to continue their winning streak Thursday in Stockton, Calif., when they meet Pacific. Tip off at 11am

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