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Jan 20, 2020

Amari Robinson Named ACC Freshman of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Following back-to-back wins, including a historic defeat of the Duke Blue Devils, Amari Robinson was tabbed ACC Freshman of the Week, as voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel. Robinson is the first Tiger to earn Freshman of the Week honors this season and second Tiger to garner an ACC weekly award (Kendall Spray, Dec. 30).

Robinson averaged 18.0 points per game over two conference wins for the Tigers this week, including a 20-point output against Pittsburgh on Thursday. The Douglasville, Ga., native went 12-of-13 from the free throw line against the Panthers, leading the Tigers to a 75-67 overtime victory.

On Sunday, Robinson again turned in double figures, tallying 16 points on the day. Robinson continued her strong performance at the free throw line, going 8-for-10, including two clutch free throws with two seconds remaining to put the game away, snapping the Tigers’ 23-game losing streak to the Blue Devils.

Robinson pulled down nine rebounds in both games, as well as adding a total of four assists, five steals and two blocks.

The Tigers return to action on Thursday, January 23, traveling to Miami for a 6:00 p.m. ACC Network matchup inside the Watsco Center.

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