Masseny Kaba Named AAC Player of the Week

ORLANDO – For the second straight week, the UCF women's basketball team has received recognition from the American Athletic Conference as fifth-year senior Masseny Kaba earned the league's Player of the Week honor for the first time in her career on Monday.
Kaba averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game to lead UCF to another undefeated week of league play to help the Knights (16-3, 8-1 The American) remain at the top of the conference standings.

She opened the week with a career performance to lift the Knights to a win over Temple. She scored a career-high 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and the fifth of her career. She also had three steals and two assists against the Owls. Kaba also recorded her 100th career block, making her the only Knight in program history with 700+ rebounds and 100+ blocks.
Kaba extended her double-digit scoring streak to four games with a 13-point showing in UCF's win over Memphis. She pulled down eight rebounds and moved closer to third all-time in career blocks as she swatted a pair against the Tigers.

The Dorchester, Massachusetts, native's current four-game double-digit scoring streak matches the longest of her career. She was one of five league players with 20-point games last week. She ranked sixth in scoring and seventh in rebounding. She posted the eighth-best field goal percentage and was tied for eighth in steals on the week.
Kaba is the third Knight to be recognized with the league honor this season, joining Tay Sanders and Diamond Battles. While Monday's accolade is her first AAC Player of the Week, Kaba was named The American Freshman of the Week three times during the 2017-18 season.
UCF heads out for a two-game road swing, making the trip to Houston for a midweek contest against the Cougars before heading to Tampa for the second round of the War on I-4 against South Florida.
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