Senior forward Cassie Harberts was named to the All-Pac-12 Team for the second consecutive year on Tuesday, leading four other Women of Troy to receive All-Conference honors ahead of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday.Best of the best · Senior forward Cassie Harberts was named to the All-Pac-12 team yesterday for the second straight season. Harberts averaged 16.2 points per game this season after posting an 18.0 average in 2012-2013. – Ricardo Galvez | Daily TrojanJunior guard Ariya Crook earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, junior forward Alexyz Vaioletama and sophomore guard Brianna Barrett made the conference’s All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention and guard Courtney Jaco landed All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention.In head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke’s first season at the helm, Harberts was the standout star for the Women of Troy en route to their 18-12 (11-7) record and fifth-place finish in the Pac-12. The four-year starter led the team in points per game (16.2), rebounds per game (7.5), minutes per game (32.9) and blocks (25). She asserted herself as the fulcrum of USC’s offense down low in the post, constantly drawing double-teams and fouls, as she led the team in free throw attempts (214) while converting 57 percent of her tries from the line. Harberts was one of 15 players and seven returnees to be named to the squad.Harberts tied three others for USC’s program-record 128 appearances in the Women of Troy’s final regular season game, and is poised to claim the record for herself in the team’s Pac-12 Tournament opener against Arizona on Thursday.If Harberts was the steady star for USC that teams knew they had to stop, Crook was the breakout performer who frequently showed offensive explosiveness to catch opposing defenses off-guard. The Torrance, Calif. native averaged 15.8 points and 2.3 assists per game, often utilizing her quickness to drive to the basket for easy lay-ups. In USC’s biggest win of the season, a 77-70 road upset over then-No. 19 Cal, Crook poured in 34 points, the most scored by a Woman of Troy since 2002.Both Vaioletama, the only USC player to start all 30 games besides Harberts, and Barrett molded reputations as defensive stoppers this season. Vaioletama led the team in steals (1.9) and defensive rebounds (4.8) per game, while also doubling her offensive output from last season in becoming USC’s third-leading scorer (8.5 ppg).Barrett, who received All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention for the second straight year, led the team in assists per game (2.8), was second in steals per game (1.4) and fourth in points (6.8 per game).Jaco established herself as a solid contributer off the bench, averaging 3.8 points per game and nailing 36.1 percent of her three-point attempts while averaging 14.1 minutes.The selections were culled from a vote of the league’s 12 women’s basketball head coaches.Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike won her second straight Pac-12 Player of the Year award, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer was honored with her fourth straight Coach of the Year award and Washington guard Kelsey Plum was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
Latest Football Stories Tottenham Hotspur have moved a step closer to opening their new stadium as they officially announced a test event on December 16.The occasion will see 6,000 season ticket holders, in two sets of 3,000, given the chance to explore the new podium areas, the single-tier South Stand, which will include The Market Place, the new Spurs Shop, and the new Paxton House Ticket Office. Supporters have been asked to apply for admission, costing £1 to help the club test their ticketing systems, on Monday, December 3.The familiarisation event is set to help the club staff get used to affairs at the 62,062 arena, while also allowing fans to experience it’s splendour en masse for the first time. The new stadium has a real European feel to it Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The club hope it will properly trial their security procedures, and give supporters the chance to work out their own matchday routines with access to The Market Place allowing fans to see some of the food and drink options available.They will also be able to enter the Goal Line Bar which runs the entire length of the goal-line and is Europe’s longest bar. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice @LightySpurs shining 2 REPLY You will also be able to gain access to the Beavertown Tottenham Taproom, the club’s very own Microbrewery – a first for any stadium. ADVICE We are delighted to be able to give 6,000 fans the chance to visit and explore the South Stand and podium areas at #SpursNewStadium during a specially-arranged familiarisation event on Sun Dec 16 (11am – 3pm).— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 30, 2018It’s a huge step forward following several delays, caused by problems with critical safety systems. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow MONEY How Tottenham’s new stadium looked on November 30 REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade