Cierra Dillard Named MAC East Player of the Week

Dillard - MAC Player of the Week

BUFFALO, NY – For the fifth 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, averaging a double-double with 24 points and 10 assists per game to help lead UB to wins over Toledo and Kent State.  

Against Toledo, Dillard scored 17 points while adding four rebounds, nine assists and six steals. The senior then had a huge game against Kent State, narrowly missing out on a triple double with 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. The 11 assists tied a career-high.

Dillard is currently third in the nation in scoring at 25.0 points per game over the first 21 contests for the Bulls. The Rochester, NY native gets to the free throw line better than any player in the country as she is leads the nation in free throws attempted and ranks fifth in free throws made, going 146-of-182 to date from the charity stripe. The 146 made free throws set a new single-season program record.

The senior also received national recognition on Tuesday as she was named one of 10 candidates for the 2019 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, awarded annually to the nation's top shooting guard.

Dillard and the Bulls will travel to Bowling Green to take on the Falcons on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.