Bobby Jones is Pac-10 Player of the Week

Jan. 16, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Washington senior Bobby Jones, who led the Huskies to their first two-game sweep in Los Angeles in 19 years, was named the Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball Player of the Week, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.

Jones averaged 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds last weekend, helping Washington improve its record to 14-2 overall and 3-2 in conference competition.

The 6-foot-7 forward registered his first double-double of the season on Saturday with 11 points and 12 boards as the 13th-ranked Huskies defeated No. 11 UCLA 69-65. Jones pulled down a key rebound and made three free throws in the final 19 seconds to seal UW's first win at Pauley Pavilion since 1987.

On Thursday, Jones scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half of the Huskies' 86-77 victory at USC. He hit 4-of-8 shots from 3-point range, converted all six of his free throw attempts, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots in the win over the Trojans.

This is the first Pac-10 Player of the Week award for Jones who is the first Husky to receive the conference honor since Tre Simmons on Feb. 28, 2005.

The two road victories propelled Washington back into the top-10. The Huskies rose three spots into the No. 10 position in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today rankings released Monday.

Washington plays at home this week, beginning Thursday, Jan. 19 against Oregon State. Tip-off is 7 p.m. at Bank of America Arena where the Huskies entertain Oregon, Saturday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m.

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