Ohio State's Davenport Repeats as Player of the Week

Big Ten Player of the Week Jessica Davenport (left) celebrates with teammate Marscilla Packer after the junior center's game-winning shot over Michigan State Sunday.

Big Ten Player of the Week Jessica Davenport (left) celebrates with teammate Marscilla Packer after the junior center's game-winning shot over Michigan State Sunday.

Jan. 23, 2006

Jessica Davenport, Ohio State
JR, 6-5, C, Columbus, Ohio/Independence

Davenport earns her second-straight Big Ten Player of the Week award after helping the Buckeyes to a pair of conference wins last week.  On Sunday, Davenport notched 31 points, including the game-winning shot, to lift No. 7/7 Ohio State past No. 12/14 Michigan State, 67-65, which snapped the Spartans' 23-game home-winning streak.  Davenport, who also posted 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists, took a 40-foot pass from Marscilla Packer and scored just before the buzzer for her 14th basket in 19 shots (.737).  In a 60-50 win against Indiana on Thursday, Davenport fought off double- and triple-team coverage to record 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting, and tallied nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists as well.

On the week, Davenport averaged 20.5 points on 19-of-27 (.704) from the field.  She also notched 9.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 assists per game.  Including 17 games from the 2004-05 season, Davenport has now scored in double-figures 36 straight games.  This is the seventh overall weekly selection for Davenport, which ties her with Purdue's MaChelle Joseph (1989-92) for fourth all-time in Big Ten history.

Last OSU POW:  Jessica Davenport (1/16/05)