OSU's Jackson Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Feb. 3, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE senior forward Brian Jackson has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for January 27 - February 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Jackson, from Knappa, Ore., averaged 22 points and 6.5 rebounds in Beaver victories at USC and UCLA, the program's first sweep of the Los Angeles schools since 1988. Against USC, he amassed a personal Pac-10 high of 26 points, going 7-of-10 (.700) from the field, 4-of-5 (.800) from three-point land and 8-of-8 from the free throw line, along with four boards and three assists. At UCLA, he put in 18 points on 5-of-8 shooting (.625) from the field, and had another perfect performance from the line, going 6-of-6 from the stripe, on top of nine rebounds and two assists. For the week, he was 12-of-18 (.667) from the field, 6-of-9 (.667) from three-point range and converted on all 14 of his free throw attempts

Oregon State (11-7, 4-5 in Pac-10) earned road victories at USC (83-74) and UCLA (83-79) last week. Up next, it hosts California and Stanford.

It is the first weekly award for Jackson, the 34th all-time honor for the Beavers.

2002-03 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Dec. 2 - Luke Ridnour, ORE.; Dec. 9 - Luke Jackson, ORE; Dec. 16 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ; Jan. 6 - Jason Kapono, UCLA; Jan. 13 - Joe Shipp, CAL; Jan. 20- Joe Shipp, CAL; Jan. 27 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ; Feb. 3 - Brian Jackson, OSU.

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