Alford leads UCLA to rare road sweep, earns Pac-12 Player of the Week

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Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (1/16/17) - Bryce Alford, Sr., G, UCLA

Bryce Alford earned his second career Pac-12 Player of the Week award in voting conducted by media who cover the league. He also received the honor on Jan. 11, 2016

• Alford averaged 26.0 points behind 57 percent shooting from the field (17-30) and behind the three-point arc (12-21) in UCLA's road sweep of Colorado and Utah. It marked only the fourth road sweep of the mountain schools in the six seasons since the league expanded to the Pac-12 in 2011-12 (UCLA - 2013, 2017; ARIZONA - 2014, 2015).

• Alford erupted for a career-high 37 points in Thursday's 104-89 win at Colorado, tying the UCLA program record with nine 3-pointers on 14 attempts against CU. His 37 points were the most by any UCLA player in a road game since Jan. 2003 when Jason Kapono had 44 at Washington State.

Alford added three more triples and went 6-of-12 from the floor en route to 15 points in Saturday's 83-82 victory at Utah.

 Alford is the active career leader among Power 6 leagues with 278 three pointers and 1,702 points, ranking third and 10th overall in NCAA Division I in those categories. This week, he climbed into the Conference's all-time top 10 in made threes and passed Eldridge Recasner into 57th place on the league's career scoring list.

ALSO NOMINATED: Lauri Markkanen, ARIZONA; Ivan Rabb, CALIFORNIA; Dylan Ennis, OREGON; Michael Humphrey, STANFORD; Chimezie Metu, USC; Devon Daniels, UTAH.


 Week of Player
Nov. 14 Tres Tinkle, Oregon State
Nov. 21 Charlie Moore, California
Nov. 28 Lonzo Ball, UCLA
Dec. 5 TJ Leaf, UCLA
Dec. 12 Derrick White, Colorado
Dec. 19 TJ Leaf, UCLA
Dec. 26 Jordan McLaughlin, USC
Jan. 2 Dillon Brooks, Oregon
Jan. 9 Ivan Rabb, California
Jan. 16 Bryce Alford, UCLA
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