Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Jan. 28, 2002

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE junior forward Philip Ricci has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for January 22 - 27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Ricci, from Galt, Calif., averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals in a road sweep of the Washington schools.

Against Washington State, Ricci scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting, with six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal. In the win at Washington two night later, he scored 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting with nine rebounds, three assists and four steals.

For the week, Ricci shot 14-of-27 (.519) from the field and was 8-of-9 (.889) from the free throw line. Ricci currently ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring (16.6), eighth in rebounding (7.2) and third in blocks (1.83).

It is the first weekly award for Ricci, the 33rd all-time honor for the Beavers.

2001-02 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 26 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ. Dec. 3 - Curtis Allen, WASH. Dec. 10 - Marcus Moore, WSU. Dec. 17 - Joe Shipp, CAL. Jan. 7 - Chad Prewitt, ASU. Jan. 14 - Matt Barnes, UCLA. Jan. 21 - Luke Walton, ARIZ. Jan. 28 - Philip Ricci, OSU.

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