By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA junior guard Justin Cobbs was named the Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the week for the week of Feb. 18-24, the Conference announced Monday.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native led the Golden Bears to a pair of big road wins on the weekend including hitting the game-winning shot with 0.7 seconds left on the clock to give Cal the victory over then-No. 23 OREGON, 48-46. Cobbs had 14 points on the game going 6-for-11 (.545) from the field. The junior tallied eight rebounds, seven assists and one block on the night.
In the 60-59 win over OREGON STATE Cobbs scored a game-high 18 points including the final five points for the team. He tallied a three-pointer and a jumper in the final 2:49 to help give Cal the one-point win. He went 7-for-16 (.438) from the field on the night. The junior added five assists, a rebound and two steals in the game as well. Over the weekend Cobbs played all but five minutes in the two games, logging 38 minutes against the Ducks and 37 minutes against Oregon State.
For the week, Cobbs averaged 16.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists.
This is Cobbs' third-career player of the week, earning his first last season on Feb. 20 and his second earlier this season on Nov. 26. It is the 48th all-time selection for California.
California returns to court at home this week as they host UTAH on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. PT on ESPNU. Two days later the Golden Bears host COLORADO on Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. PT, again on ESPNU.
For more information including a full television schedule, please visit Pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Kaleb Tarczewski, ARIZ; André Roberson, COLO; Josh Huestis, STAN; Jordan Adams, UCLA; Abdul Gaddy, WASH.
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
Feb. 25 Justin Cobbs, Jr., G, California