Pondexter Wins Fifth Pac-10 Player of the Week Honor

March 8, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Husky senior Quincy Pondexter made Pac-10 history by winning a record fifth conference Player of the Week award, as announced by Pac-10 Conference commissioner Larry Scott on Monday.

Quincy Pondexter (Fresno, Calif.) averaged 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and shot 65.5% (19-29) from the field and 100% (12-12) from the free throw line in a road-sweep at Oregon and Oregon State to keep the Huskies' NCAA at-large hopes alive.

Pondexter set a new career-highs with 34 points and 14 field goals and added a season-high six assists in an 86-72 win over the Ducks on Thursday. In 36 minutes he was 14-of-18 from the field (2-of-3 from three-point range) and was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe, plus grabbed 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season.

Against the Beavers on Saturday, Pondexter fought through a cold and contributed 18 points and four rebounds in an 82-70 win. He was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line.

Pondexter ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in scoring (2nd, 20.2 ppg), rebounds (3rd, 7.8 rpg), field goal percentage (6th, 54.3%), free throw percentage (5th, 83.3%) and steals (10th, 1.4 spg).

This is the 38th time a Husky has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week.

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