Stanford's Candice Wiggins Collects Third Pac-10 Player Of The Week Honor For 2007-08
Jan. 28, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford guard Candice Wiggins was named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week for the third time this season, the conference office announced Monday. The honor also marks the eighth time in Wiggins' decorated career that she has earned the Pac-10's weekly honor, tying five other players for the most ever.
Wiggins paced the No. 7/7 Cardinal to its fifth consecutive win, and fourth this season over a national top-10 team Saturday afternoon, scoring a game-high 28 points in Stanford's 72-52 victory over No. 8/8 California. Her game-changing performance was highlighted by a 14-for-14 showing from the free-throw line, matching both the Stanford and Pac-10 record for best single-game free-throw percentage (100.0%). Wiggins' 14-for-14 total is also the new benchmark for most attempts in a perfect single-game effort, topping her own previous mark of 11-for-11 against Santa Clara in a 94-57 NCAA Tournament first-round victory on March 19, 2005.
In addition to her scoring display, Wiggins bolstered her fine all-around performance with four rebounds, four assists, and three steals against the Golden Bears. She also sank a pair of three-pointers in the win, as well.
Wiggins' 28 points also made her only the second Stanford player to ever reach the 2,200-point mark for a career. With Saturday's 28 points, Wiggins, at 2,204 career points, is now only 12 points away from breaking Kate Starbird's all-time Stanford scoring record of 2,215.
Monday's selection also increases Stanford's total for all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week honors to a conference-leading 60.
The Cardinal will host conference foes USC and UCLA this weekend, seeking revenge for its only two conference losses this season. Stanford and USC will do battle Thursday night, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., while the Cardinal host the Bruins for a 2 p.m. contest Saturday, Feb. 2.