Jock Landale | Credit Tod Fierner Saint Mary's College Athletics
13 January, 2018, 05:37
A total of 15 players will make the final ballot for the award, and the victor will be announced on Friday, April 6.
Nared (17.3 points per game, 8.9 rebounds) and Russell (17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds) lead the Lady Vols in scoring and rebounding.
Earlier this season, Maten joined the Bulldogs' top-10 carer leaders in both points and rebounds.
The Wooden Award will announce a final leading candidate list near the end of the season before selecting 15 players who will go on the national ballot.
Gustafson is one of three student-athletes not included on the preseason top 30 list to be added to the midseason top 25. Bridges is sixth in the Big Ten Conference scoring, ninth in rebounding, 16th in blocks and leads the league in free-throw percentage (89 percent). He ranks in the top-10 of Oklahoma freshman season totals, including assists, three-pointers and points. In the 41-year history of the award, a Duke player has won the honor five times, which is the most among all schools.
The only sophomore to win the Wooden Award, according to ESPN, was Connecticut's Maya Moore in 2009.
The Wooden Award for women's basketball was first given for the 2003-04 season.
Maten, a 6-8, 243-pound, forward from Pontiac, Mich., is in the midst of a standout senior season for the Bulldogs and now ranks second in the SEC in scoring at 19.3 ppg and first in rebounding at 8.9 rpg. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m. (CT).