Jan. 21, 2008
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - For the second time this season, sophomore guard Ashley Barlow (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) has been named to the BIG EAST Conference Women's Basketball Weekly Honor Roll, the league office announced Monday. It's also the third time this season a Notre Dame women's basketball player has been tapped for the honor, with Barlow previously being chosen on Dec. 17, and senior guard Charel Allen (Monessen, Pa./Monessen) earning the distinction on Jan. 7.
Last week, Barlow averaged 18.5 points per game and shot a blistering .706 from the field (12-of-17), including a .500 three-point percentage (4-of-8), and also was a perfect 9-of-9 at the free throw line, as Notre Dame picked up BIG EAST wins over Villanova and Georgetown. In the midweek 69-58 victory over VU, Barlow scored a team-high 16 points (5-8 FG, 5-5 FT) and added four steals. She followed that up in Saturday's 104-86 triumph at Georgetown with a team-best 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting and matched her career high with three three-pointers (on five attempts).
For the season, Barlow ranks second on the team (and 26th in the BIG EAST) in scoring at 12.6 points per game, while also standing among the league leaders in free throw percentage (tied-3rd - .867), steals (tied-12th - 2.0 spg.) and three-point percentage (tied-15th - .385).
The Irish (15-3, 3-1 BIG EAST), who moved up to 16th in the Associated Press poll released on Monday, will return to action Tuesday when they play host to DePaul in a 8 p.m. (ET) game at the Joyce Center -- the game will be broadcast live to a national cable audience on CSTV (DirecTV Channel 610/DISH Network Channel 152). Tickets for that matchup, and all Irish women's basketball games, may still be purchased by contacting the Notre Dame Athletics Ticket Office (574-631-7356), going on-line by clicking here or stopping by the Joyce Center Gate 10 ticket windows on game day.