Arizona's Ibekwe Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. --ARIZONA senior forward Ify Ibekwe was named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 8-13, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. Ibekwe led the Wildcats to a win over Arizona State, the team's first over its Conference rival since 2005.



Ify Ibekwe (Carson, Calif.) scored 22 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to lead her team to a 73-61 win over ASU, the team's first in 12 tries, dating back to Jan. 26, 2005. Achieving her ninth double-double of the season in the first half, she outrebounded her own teammates, who accounted for 17 boards. The 22 rebounds are not only a Pac-10 Conference individual high, but also ties for the sixth-highest in a game this season in NCAA Division I Women's Basketball.



Offensively, Ibekwe was dominating from all distances, going 8-for-16 (.500) from the floor, also knocking down 2-of-3 three pointers. She added a block and a pair of steals in 38 minutes of play, as well, committing just one turnover.



With the win, Arizona improved to 14-9 overall, matching its win total from last year, and 5-7 in Pac-10 play.



It is Ibekwe's second-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, lasting winning it on Dec. 15, 2008, and Arizona's 37th all-time selection.



The Wildcats heads to Washington State on Thursday, Feb. 17 and Washington on Saturday, Feb. 19.



Also Nominated: DeNesha Stallworth, CAL; Chiney Ogwumike, STAN; Markel Walker, UCLA; Ashley Corral, USC; Kristi Kingma, WASH; Jazmine Perkins, WSU.



2010-11 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 15 - Briana Gilbreath, USC

Nov. 22 - Darxia Morris, UCLA

Nov. 29 - Amanda Johnson, ORE

Dec. 6 - Briana Gilbreath, USC

Dec. 13 - DeNesha Stallworth, CAL

Dec. 20 - Ashley Corral, USC

Dec. 27 - Dymond Simon, ASU

Jan. 3 - Jeanette Pohlen, STAN

Jan. 10 - Nia Jackson, ORE

Jan. 17 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN

Jan. 24 - Kayla Pedersen, STAN

Jan. 31 - Kristi Kingma, WASH

Feb. 7 - Sage Romberg, WSU

Feb. 14 - Ify Ibekwe, ARIZ



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