By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE sophomore forward Eric Moreland has been named the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 17-23, the Conference announced Monday.
Moreland tallied two double-doubles last week to lead the Beavers in wins over Howard and San Diego. In the 69-53 win over Howard, Moreland tied his career-high with 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. He had a shooting percentage of .556 and went four-for-five at the free throw line.
The Missouri City, Texas, native set a new career high against San Diego with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The Beavers beat San Diego, 86-79, in the first-ever game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the site for the 2013 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Moreland shot 71 percent from the field and went nine-of-twelve at the free throw line.
This is Moreland’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor. It is the 43rd all-time selection for Oregon State.
The Beavers are back in action on Saturday, December 29 when they host Towson at 1 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks. On Monday, December 31 Oregon State closes out 2012 against Texas-Pan American at 2 p.m. PT again on the Pac-12 Networks.
For more information, including a full television schedule, visit Pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Mark Lyons, ARIZ; Allen Crabbe, CAL; Spencer Dinwiddie, COLO; Damyean Dotson, ORE; Josh Huestis, STAN; C.J. Wilcox, WASH; DaVonté Lacy, 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