UCLA's Hands lands Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (3/4/19) - Jaylen Hands, So., G, UCLA
SAN FRANCISCO - UCLA sophomore guard Jaylen Hands earns the first Pac-12 Player of the Week award of his career as voted on by media who cover the league.
• Hands recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 assists against zero turnovers in UCLA's 93-88 overtime victory over crosstown rival USC on Thursday.
• The sophomore from San Diego converted 5-of-10 three-point shots against the Trojans, including a go-ahead three with 2:28 left in regulation and a decisive late-in-the-shot-clock triple with 21 seconds left in overtime to push the Bruins' lead to 92-88.
• Hands has six double-digit assists games this season - the only Pac-12 player with more than one - to lead the Conference and rank tied for 11th nationally with 6.5 assists per game. He became the first UCLA player since Feb. 2016 (Bryce Alford) with at least 10 assists in one game and zero turnovers.
• UCLA (16-13, 9-7) enters the final week of league play in a three-way tie for third place and still in contention for one of the two remaining first-round byes for the Pac-12 Tournament. The Bruins go on the road to Colorado on Thursday (6 p.m. PT, ESPN2) and Utah on Saturday (4 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network).
ALSO NOMINATED: Justice Sueing, CALIFORNIA; Tyler Bey, COLORADO; Louis King, OREGON; Ethan Thompson, OREGON STATE; Bennie Boatwright, USC.
2018-19 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
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