Mississippi State’s Anastasia Hayes was named the SEC Player of the Week for women’s basketball after helping the Bulldogs to blowout wins against Missouri and Texas A&M. Hayes joins freshman Denea Carter as Bulldogs that have earned SEC weekly honors this season.
Hayes, a native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was a significant part of the Bulldogs’ perfect weekend in SEC play last week. Hayes led the team in scoring at 23.0 points per game while averaging 6 assists per contest. Hayes added seven rebounds and a steal to her totals.
Hayes shot 52 percent from the floor, 75 percent from 3 and 89 percent from the free throw line. Hayes connected on 17 of 19 free throws, including 8 for 8 against Texas A&M. She also tied a season-high with 7 assists against A&M.
In SEC games, Hayes averages 21.4 ppg to rank third in the conference. She also ranks third in free throw percentage (85 percent), while ranking in the top 5 in field goal percentage (51 percent) and the top 15 in assists per game (3.0).
Hayes surpassed 1,800-career points with her 22-point performance against the Aggies, her 10 consecutive game in double digits. including six games with more than 20 points.