Arizona's Lyons named Pac-12 player of the week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA senior guard Mark Lyons was named the Pac-12 men's basketball player of the week for the week of Jan. 14-20, the Conference announced Monday.

The Schenectady, N.Y., native totaled 24 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in the 71-54 win at ARIZONA STATE last week. Lyons shot 8-of-15 (.533) from the field and added a perfect 100 percent from the free throw line going six-for-six. The 24 points and three steals tied a season high he set in the overtime win over COLORADO on Jan. 3.

Fifteen of Lyons' points came in the second half, including six in the decisive 15-5 run midway through the period. This was Lyons' fourth 20-point game of the season. On the year he averages 15.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

Arizona hosts UCLA this week on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. MT on ESPN2. On Saturday, Jan. 25 the Wildcats host USC at 5 p.m. MT on ESPNU.

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Also Nominated: Jahii Carson, ASU; Tony Woods, ORE; Roberto Nelson, OSU; Dwight Powell, STAN; Brandon Taylor, UTAH; Mike Ladd, WSU.

2012-13 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 12 Ahmad Starks, Jr., G, Oregon State
Nov. 19 Askia Booker, So., G, Colorado
Nov. 26 Justin Cobbs, Jr., G, California
Dec. 3 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Dec. 10 Brock Motum, Sr., F, Washington State
Dec. 17 André Roberson, Jr., F, Colorado
Dec. 24 Eric Moreland, So., F, Oregon State
Dec. 31 Shabazz Muhammad, Fr., G/F, UCLA
Jan. 7 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Jan. 14 C.J. Wilcox, Jr., G, Washington
Jan. 21 Mark Lyons, Sr., G, Arizona

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