Dec. 31, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College sophomore guard Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) was named to the BIG EAST Women's Basketball Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, December 31, 2012. It marks the first BIG EAST weekly honor of her career, and she is the first Friar to earn a weekly conference honor since Rachel Barnes `12 on December 26, 2011.
Rule was named Most Valuable Player of the Fordham Holiday Classic after two impressive performances against Colorado State and Lafayette on December 29-30. She averaged 22.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game for the Friars. She scored a tournament record 32 points against Colorado State in the opening round on 10-16 (.625) shooting from the field, including 5-7 (.714) from three-point territory. She also hit 7-7 free throws. Rule is just the third Friar to score 30+ points in a game in the last decade. In the championship game against Lafayette, Rule netted 13 points and tied her career-high with seven rebounds. For the tournament, Rule shot 48.4-percent (15-31) from the floor, including 6-11 from three-point territory (.545). She also was a perfect 9-9 from the foul line.
The Friars earned their first in-season tournament title since 1992, when they claimed the Clearly Canadian Classic trophy in Providence, R.I. Providence returns to action on Saturday, January 5 against BIG EAST foe Georgetown. The game will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. at 2:00 p.m.
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