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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

December 13, 2010 at 2:16 PM

WSU’s Thompson double winner; Pac-10 shut out of polls

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Washington State junior guard Klay Thompson (left) is the first player this season to capture two Pac-10 Player of the Week honors. He won his second award today after averaging 19.5 points, 5.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 3.0 rebounds in a pair of wins over Gonzaga and Texas Pan-American.
After just three points in the first half, Thompson finished with 24 in the win over the Zags. He also had six assists and a career-high seven steals. In a 74-52 victory over Texas-Pan American, Thompson finished with 15 points and four assists.
He also won the award in Week 2.
IN OTHER NEWS:
As expected, the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN coaches poll did not have a Pac-10 team for the first time this season.
The new kings of West Coast basketball are San Diego State (10-0), which is No. 10 in both polls and Brigham Young (10-0). The Cougars are No. 16 in the AP ranking and 18 with the coaches.
After beating Washington, Texas A&M makes its first appearance in the polls debuting at No. 25 in the AP ranking.
MONDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— CBS.com’s Gary Parrish thought the UW-A&M matchup was the best game of the weekend.
Doug Haller at the Arizona Republic unveils his weekly notes and power rankings. He has the Cougars atop the conference, Washington second.

— Seth Davis
at SI.com takes a look at free throw shooting and takes a look at the best foul-shooting teams and the worst. The Huskies appear in the story. Guess which category they’re listed under.
— UCLA coach Ben Howland talked about the Bruins being a running team this season, however, they have just two fast-break points in the past two games.
— You wouldn’t think Oregon and Jackson State would have much in common, but they do. Ducks newcomer Jay-R Stowbridge played for the Alabama school and he’ll face his old team tonight.
Arizona is still reeling after absorbing 33 points from BYU’s Player of the Year candidate Jimmer Fredette.

Comments | Topics: top 25, UCLA

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