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Lobos’ LaTascya Duff named MWC Player of the Week

LaTascya Duff

University of New Mexico junior guard LaTascya Duff has been named the Mountain West Player of the Week following a dominant performance against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Duff earned the honor after going 10-of-11 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from three-point range, and 4-of-5 from the free-throw line.

Duff collected a season-high seven rebounds and recorded three assists in 25 minutes on the court.

The majority of Duff’s points came in the fourth quarter, going 5-of-5 from the floor and 3-of-3 from distance, while adding four points on the free-throw line from five attempts, totaling 17 of her game-high 28 points. In the fourth quarter, Duff nearly matched Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s total point production as the Lobos outscored the Golden Lions 29-20 in the final 10 minutes of play.

Her 28 points are the second-most points scored by a Mountain West player this season, bringing her scoring average to a conference-best 19.7 points per game.

Duff was also named the Mountain West Preseason Newcomer of the Year by the league’s media prior to the start of the season.

UNM begins conference play on Dec. 31 at Nevada.