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February 28, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Washington faces streaking UCLA and red-hot USC this week

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Photo credit: AP Photo – Jae C. Hong
Washington has lost two of its last three games and they’re stumbling to the finish of the Pac-10 regular season while their final two opponents this week are hitting their stride.
UW plays UCLA at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Bruins have won eight of the past nine games, including a 71-49 victory over Arizona on Saturday to move into a first-place tie in the Pac-10.
The Huskies play the final game at Edmundson Pavilion 7:30 Saturday against USC, which has a four-game winning streak.
The Trojans are led by junior forward Nikola Vucevic (above) who won the Pac-10 Player of the Week award today.
He shot 16-of-28 (.571) from the field, including 3-of-6 from three-point range, and averaged 22.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in wins over Arizona and Arizona State last week.
It’s the first time the Bar, Montenegro native has won the award.
Vucevic finished with a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds in the 65-57 win over the Wildcats on Thursday. In Saturday’s 62-46 win over Arizona State, Vucevic scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 18th double-double of the season and sixth-straight game posting double figures in points and rebounds.
Also Nominated: California’s Jorge Gutierrez, Oregon State’s Jared Cunningham, Stanford’s Jeremy Green, UCLA’s Reeves Nelson and Washington State’s DeAngelo Casto.
2010-11 Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Feb. 21 – Arizona’s Derrick Williams; Feb. 14 – Washington’s Isaiah Thomas; Feb. 7 – Oregon’s Joevan Catron; Jan. 31 – Arizona’s Lamont Jones; Jan. 24 – Thomas; Jan. 17 – Williams; Jan. 10 – Thomas; Jan. 3 – Washington’s Matthew Bryan-Amaning; Dec. 27 – USC’s Jio Fontan; Dec. 20 – Nelson; Dec. 13 – Washington State’s Klay Thompson; Dec. 6 – Williams; Nov. 29 – Thompson; Nov. 22 – Nelson.


MONDAY LINKS:
— Arizona fell to No. 18 in both polls.
— Here’s a look at the Pac-10 standings.
— ESPN bracket guru Joe Lunardi believes UW will be a No. 9 seed in the West region facing No. Kansas State in Denver. That’s a decent draw with No. 1 Brigham Young as a possible second-round opponent.
Bracketography.com envisions a similar scenario for Washington. It has UW as a No. 9 seed in the West region facing Tennessee in Denver. also looms as a second-round foe.
— Here’s a projection that has the Huskies as a No. 10 seed in Southeast Region facing No. 7 Temple in Chicago.
— Here’s the UW highlight’s (below) from last night’s game.

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