Cierra Dillard Named MAC East Player of the Week

Dillard - MAC Player of the Week

BUFFALO, NY – For the fourth time this season, University at Buffalo senior guard Cierra Dillard has been named the MAC East Player of the Week, the Mid-American Conference announced on Tuesday.

Dillard continued to fill up the stat sheet for the Bulls this past week, helping lift Buffalo to road wins at Eastern Michigan and Miami (OH). She averaged 34.5 points per game, while adding 5.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 4.0 steals per contest.

The senior set the single game school record with 43 points at Eastern Michigan, besting the previous mark of set by Brittany Hedderson in 2011, while also pulling down five rebounds and dishing out five assists on the night. The 43 points were the seventh-most points scored by a Division 1 player this season. At Miami (OH), Dillard led the team in scoring with 26 points, while dishing out 10 assists, grabbing five boards and adding three steals.

Dillard is currently second in the nation in scoring at 25.9 points per game over the first 14 contests for the Bulls. The Rochester, NY native gets to the free throw line better than any player in the country as she is first in the MAC and second nationally in free throws attempted and free throws made, going 111-of-139 to date from the charity stripe.

The senior also received national recognition on Monday as she was named espnW's National Player of the Week.

Dillard and the Bulls will return home to Alumni Arena on Wednesday night to host Ball State at 7:00 pm.