By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA junior guard Allen Crabbe was named the Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the week for the week of Feb. 11-17, the Conference announced Monday.
Crabbe, a Los Angeles, Calif., native, has earned his second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor in a row after he averaged 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 3.0 assists to lead the Golden Bears in a pair of wins over UCLA (76-63) and USC (76-68). In the victory over the Trojans, Crabbe had a game-high 23 points, shooting 8-of-16 (.500) from the field and and connecting on a season-high 5-for-11 (.455) from three-point range. He added a season-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and a career-best six steals on the night. In the final 8:30 Crabbe scored 14 points to lead the Bears on a 29-14 run. This was his 13th 20-point game of the season and the 26th of his career.
The junior opened the week with 16 points and five rebounds in the win over UCLA. He shot 6-for-16 (.375) from the field and 2-for-3 (.667) from the free-throw line, while adding five rebounds, five assists and two steals in the game.
After posting 39 points in the two games, Crabbe moved up to 11th on Cal’s all-time scoring list with 1,424 career points.
This is Crabbe’s second player of the week of his career, earning his first last week. It is the 47th all-time selection for California.
The Golden Bears hit the road as they travel to OREGON on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. PT on ESPNU. California then heads over to OREGON STATE for a game on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks.
For more information including a full television schedule, please visit Pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Mark Lyons, ARIZ; Spencer Dinwiddie, COLO; Carlos Emory, ORE; Dwight Powell, STAN; Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA; Jason Washburn, UTAH; Abdul Gaddy, WASH; Royce Woolridge, WSU.
2012-13 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 12 Ahmad Starks, Jr., G, Oregon State
Nov. 19 Askia Booker, So., G, Colorado
Nov. 26 Justin Cobbs, Jr., G, California
Dec. 3 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Dec. 10 Brock Motum, Sr., F, Washington State
Dec. 17 André Roberson, Jr., F, Colorado
Dec. 24 Eric Moreland, So., F, Oregon State
Dec. 31 Shabazz Muhammad, Fr., G/F, UCLA
Jan. 7 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Jan. 14 C.J. Wilcox, Jr., G, Washington
Jan. 21 Mark Lyons, Sr., G, Arizona
Jan. 28 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Feb. 4 Josh Huestis, Jr., F, Stanford
Feb. 11 Allen Crabbe, Jr., G, California
Feb. 18 Allen Crabbe, Jr., G, California