Dec. 20, 2004
Florida State’s Roneeka Hodges was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke guard Wanisha Smith was tabbed the ACC Rookie of the Week.
Hodges averaged 24.5 points and a team-high 5.5 rebounds per game in the Seminoles two victories over Florida Atlantic and UT-Arlington. Against UT-Arlington, the New Orleans, La., native registered a career-high 33 points as the `Noles improved to 8-0 this season. The senior guard also shot 54.1 percent from the floor and averaged two assists per game this past week. Florida State’s 8-0 record is a program-best and their eight-straight victories for the first time since the 1990-91 season.
Smith, a freshman from Upper Marlboro, Md., averaged 17.0 points, 3.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 2.0 rebounds in leading Duke to victories over Jacksonville State and No. 18 Purdue. On Wednesday against Jacksonville State, Smith scored a career-high 22 points, had a career-high five steals, three assists and two rebounds in only 26 minutes. She also hit a career-high 10 of 11 free throws. Against Purdue, Smith led Duke to its fourth straight victory against a ranked opponent as she scored 12 points, had four assists and two steals.