Gregory's Greatness

ORLANDO, Fla. ( – A career-best performance and another impressive week led to the first American Athletic Conference Player of the Week honor for junior Aliyah Gregory.
The Tampa native averaged 30.5 points per game for the second straight week and set a career mark with 34 points to lift UCF to its first ever-win over No. 22 USF in her hometown.
Gregory led the Knights to the program's first-ever win over a nationally ranked opponent with the victory over the Bulls. Her 15 made field goals is tied for the fourth-most in a single game at UCF. She entered the game needing 10 points to become the 22nd Knight to reach 1,000 career points and achieved the feat with 3:40 remaining in the first quarter.

With a team-leading 27 points in the win over East Carolina, she has now scored 20 or more points in seven of her last eight outings.

Averaging 21.6 points per game in league play, Gregory has moved all the way to the top of the league's scorers. She was also perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line this week and ranks third in the league in free throw percentage.

Gregory, who was named The American Freshman of the Week on Jan. 5, 2015, becomes the second Knight overall to earn Player of the Week and the first since Zykira Lewis collected the accolade on Nov. 17, 2014.

UCF (17-9, 7-6 The American) returns to action on Wednesday in New Orleans, facing a Tulane squad that is receiving votes in the national polls. The Knights and the Green Wave are set for an 8 p.m. ET tip on the American Digital Network.