WOMEN'S HOOPS GUARD JESSIE BROWN NAMED NEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

UMBC junior point guard Jessie Brown was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week after enjoying back-to-back spectacular performances in UMBC's victories over Robert Morris and St. Francis (PA). Brown averaged 22 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 3.0 steals during the week. She shot 69 percent (14-for-23) from the floor and 92 percent (12-for-13) from the foul line. Brown came within 3 rebounds of recording the first triple-double in the school's history when she scored 20 points and added 11 assists and 7 rebounds in UMBC's, 68-49 victory over Robert Morris. She followed that performance with a career-high 24 points in UMBC's upset victory against St. Francis (PA). Brown scored 16 points in the second half and 7 points over the final 1:40 of the contest. UMBC trailed 61-52 with just 4:48 remaining but outscored the Red Flash 19-4 the rest of the way. Brown scored 11 of points during the run. She scored the go-ahead basket, a three-point play, which gave the Retrievers a 64-63 lead, and then hit all four of her free-throw attempts to ice the game down the stretch. Brown is averaging 12.4 ppg. and 4.5 apg. on the season. Sheis now 25-26 (96 percent )from the foul line in NEC competition.