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Tamara James Named BIG EAST Player of the Week

Feb. 23, 2004

CORAL GABLES, Fla.-University of Miami women’s basketball sophomore Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) earns BIG EAST Player of the Week honors after leading the Hurricanes to a pair of conference victories.

James averaged 24.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for Miami. She scored a team-high 26 points in Miami’s 85-65 victory at Syracuse. In the win, she shot 9-of-12 from the field, including a career high of 5-of-8 from three-point range.

She became the 17th UM player to reach her 1,000-point career mark. She is the fifth sophomore at Miami to reach 1,000 points in two seasons.

She was 8-of-9 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line to lead the Hurricanes with 22 points in 25 minutes in the 81-43 win over Seton Hall.

She shot .810 (17-of-21) from the field, .625 (5-of-8) from the three-point line and was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line on the week.

She also tallied five assists, five steals and two blocked shots.

The Hurricanes are back in action Wednesday traveling to face Notre Dame at 8 p.m. in the Joyce Center.