Fluker Wins Third-Straight Big West Player of the Week Award

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CSUN women’s basketball sophomore center Channon Fluker has won her third-straight Big West Conference Player of the Week award, the league office announced Monday. In wins over UC Irvine and Hawai’i last week, Fluker averaged 30 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks while shooting over 78 percent from the field.

In an 85-77 victory over UC Irvine on Feb. 16, Fluker finished 10-of-13 from the field to post a game-high 27 points. She added a game-high 14 rebounds and two blocked shots and became CSUN’s all-time leader for rebounds in a single season in the victory.

Two days later, Fluker scored a season-high 33 points and tied a career high with 15 field goals as the Matadors posted their first win ever at Hawai’i. The 33 points are the most by a league player this season and she also owns the second-best mark (32 points at Weber State). She added five blocked shots and five rebounds in the win over the Rainbow Wahine, which was CSUN head coach Jason Flowers’ 100th career victory.

For the season, Fluker is averaging 17 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots per game. She leads the Big West in rebounds (308), blocked shots (63) and double-doubles (17) and ranks second in the conference in scoring.

As of Feb. 20, Fluker ranks third among all NCAA Division I players in rebounds per game and is fifth in total rebounds. She is also tied for fifth in Division I in double-doubles and seventh in Division I with an average of 5.0 offensive rebounds per game.

Fluker has now won the award for the third-straight week. Two weeks ago, she posted the second 20-20 game in program history in a win over Long Beach State and then followed that up with 21 points and 14 rebounds in a home win against Hawai’i. Last week, Fluker had 17 points and 20 rebounds in a win at UC Santa Barbara and then added 18 points and 18 rebounds in an overtime win at UC Riverside.

Fluker has now won the league award five times this season and seven times in her career, tying her with Ashlee Guay for the most in CSUN history and for eighth in Big West Conference history.

She and the Matadors return to action Thursday, Feb. 23 with a road contest at Cal State Fullerton. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. from Titan Gym.

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