Gardner Named Pac-10 Basketball Player Of The Week

Dec. 16, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA senior guard Jason Gardner has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for December 9 - December 15, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Gardner, from Indianapolis, Ind., led Arizona to a 73-70 win over No. 8 Texas with 13 points, a career-high eight rebounds and seven assists. He scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half, including six in the final two minutes. The seven assists were a season high and came with only one turnover in 37 minutes on the floor.

It is the second weekly award for Gardner, the 56th all-time honor for the Wildcats.

2002-03 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Dec. 2 - Luke Ridnour, ORE.; Dec. 9 - Luke Jackson, ORE; Dec-16 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ.

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