After a stellar performance at Tulane to help give USF women’s basketball a 7-0 start in conference play, Elisa Pinzan was named AAC women’s basketball player of the week. It’s the second time she has won the award and the third time a Bull has been recognized with honors (Bethy Mununga in week six).
A 22-point, 7-assist, 6-steal (steals total tied a conference single-game high for the season) performance at Tulane for @USFWBB's Elisa Pinzan powered the Bulls point guard to #AmericanHoops Player of the Week! pic.twitter.com/kFbCsTVh60— American WBB (@American_WBB) January 18, 2021
Pinzan put on a show in the Big Easy, going for a game-high 22 points, seven assists, six steals and three rebounds, leading USF to a 19-point victory over Tulane. Among her seven assists, she collected her 300th career assist, adding another accolade to her career as a Bull.
Pinzan thus far ranks third in the nation in assists (79) and assist-to-turnover ratio (4.65) as she continues to be an important cog in head coach Jose Fernandez’s team. On the year, she is averaging 9.5 points per game and 7.2 assists per game as USF has improved to 10-1, and is in the midst of a nine game win streak, which is tied in the longest win streak in program history.
Although USF has had two games postponed due to covid protocols on other teams, they will look to remain perfect in conference play and hit a 10 game win streak for the first time in school history when they travel up to Greenville to take on ECU on January 23rd.