Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Aari McDonald, Jr., G, ARIZONA (Fresno, Calif.)
2 GP, 23.5 ppg, .571 FG (16-28), 4.5 ast, .917 FT (11-12), 3.5 stl
• In then-No. 16/17 Arizona’s win over then-No. 8/9 UCLA on Friday (92-66), scored 27 points to help the Wildcats to their first win over a top-10 team since 2004.
• Helped Arizona defeat USC, 73-57, on Sunday with 20 points, eight assists and six steals as Arizona swept the L.A. schools for the first time since 2005.
• Has scored in double-figures in 58-straight games, the longest active streak in the nation.
• Fifth-career weekly honor, including second this season. It is also Arizona's 47th all-time.
Also nominated: Reili Richardson, ASU; CJ West, CAL; Sabrina Ionescu, ORE; Mikayla Pivec, OSU; Lexie Hull, STAN; Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA; Amber Melgoza, WASH; Borislava Hristova, WSU.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Alissa Pili Fr., F, USC (Anchorage, Alaska)
2 GP, 19.5 ppg, .500 FG (15-30), .875 FT (7-8), 6.0 rpg, 3.0 stl
• Recorded back-to-back double-digit scoring games versus then-No. 19/20 Arizona State and then-No.16/17 Arizona
• Leads the Trojans with 15 double-digit games, including the last six-consecutive games
• 18 points in a loss to ASU on Friday (76-75).
• Game-high 21 points in a loss to Arizona on Sunday (73-57), including scoring the first 10 points of the game.
• Second weekly freshman honor in three weeks. USC’s sixth all-time freshman of the week, including the last three in a row.
Also nominated: Helena Pueyo, ARIZ; Leilani McIntosh, CAL; Kennedy Brown, OSU; Ashten Prechtel, STAN; Charisma Osborne, UCLA; Lola Pendande, UTAH; JaQuaya Miller, WSU.