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.
December 13, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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