Arizona's Trier named Pac-12 men's basketball player of the week
SAN FRANCISCO - Freshman Allonzo Trier’s efficient scoring in a pair of victories for No. 13 ARIZONA helped him earn his first career Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week award on Monday as voted upon by media who cover the conference.
The 6-4 guard from Seattle averaged 21.0 points on a scorching 72 percent (13-18) shooting, including 63 percent (5-8) behind the arc, and 4.0 rebounds to lead the Wildcats to a 2-0 week. He opened with a career-best outing of 27 points (8-11 FG, 3-5 3FG, 8-10 FT) and six rebounds in an 85-72 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday. His 27 points were the most for an Arizona freshman since Derrick Williams tallied 28 against UNLV in Dec. 2009.
On Sunday, Trier followed up with 15 points on 5-of-7 field goals, including 2-of-3 from three-point range, in an 88-52 rout of the SEC’s Missouri Tigers, a victory which extended the Wildcats’ NCAA Division I-leading home win streak to 44 consecutive games.
Trier is one of 10 Pac-12 freshmen averaging double-digit scoring at 13.2 points per game, including 17.3 points on 73 percent shooting (24-33) during Arizona’s current four-game win streak.
The Pac-12’s 20-game schedule this week includes a quartet of marquee contests on Saturday, Dec. 19 as UTAH faces No. 7 Duke at Madison Square Garden (12 noon ET, ESPN), No. 22 UCLA goes for another Top 25 victory when it battles No. 11 North Carolina in the CBS Sports Classic at Barclays Center (1 p.m. ET, CBS), No. 13 ARIZONA hosts UNLV (7:30 p.m. MT, ESPN2) and STANFORD welcomes Texas (8:30 p.m. PT, ESPN2). The mid-week slate is highlighted by the Cardinal hosting DePaul on Tuesday, Dec. 15 (7 p.m. PT, FS1) and ARIZONA STATE visiting UNLV on Wednesday, Dec. 16 (7 p.m. PT, CBSSN).
ALSO NOMINATED: Jabari Bird, CAL; George King, COLO; Tres Tinkle, OSU; Rosco Allen, STAN; Isaac Hamilton, UCLA; Andrew Andrews, WASH; Josh Hawkinson, WSU.
2015-16 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|Nov. 16||Tyrone Wallace, California|
|Nov. 23||Jakob Poeltl, Utah|
|Nov. 30||Andrew Andrews, Washington|
|Dec. 7||Thomas Welsh, UCLA|
|Dec. 14||Allonzo Trier, Arizona|