By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — The return of Pitt guard Tray Woodall continues to draw attention, this time on a national scale.

Woodall was named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week Tuesday morning for his work in Pitt wins against West Virginia (72-66) and Villanova (79-70) last week. Woodall averaged 26.5 points in those games, shooting more than 62 percent from the field.

Woodall scored a career-high 29 points against Villanova Sunday. He shot 3-of-6 from 3-point range and went 12-of-12 from the free throw line.

In last Monday’s win at WVU, Woodall tallied 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including three straight 3-pointers to give the Panthers a 32-29 halftime lead.

Woodall has played a major part in Pitt’s surprise turnaround. After starting 0-7 in Big East play, Pitt has won four straight conference games. Woodall returned five games ago after sitting out for 52 days with an abdominal injury.

Pitt returns to action tonight at South Florida. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. and the game can be heard live on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN.

Chris Gates | Area 4-1-Zoo Blog