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Utah's Gach, Washington's McDaniels claim final Pac-12 Men's Basketball weekly awards

Mar 9, 2020

UTAH's Both Gach won Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week and WASHINGTON's Jaden McDaniels was tabbed Freshman of the Week as voted on by media who cover the league.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (3/9/20)
Both Gach, Utah
So., G, Austin, Minn.

• Scored a career-high 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting to help Utah cap its regular-season with a 74-72 overtime victory versus Colorado.
• Forced the overtime session with a basket with 2.6 seconds left in regulation, then converted the deciding free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining in the extra frame.
• Converted 8-of-9 foul shots and added five rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win over the Buffaloes.
• Just the second time since joining the league, and first time since 2013-14 (Jordan Loveridge, Delon Wright), that Utah had two different Player of the Week recipients in the same season (Timmy Allen).

ALSO NOMINATED: Payton Pritchard, OREGON; Tres Tinkle, OREGON STATE; Jonah Mathews, USC; Jaden McDaniels, WASHINGTON.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week (3/9/20)
Jaden McDaniels, Washington
Fr., F, Federal Way, Wash.

• Helped Washington close the regular season with an Arizona road sweep, its first since 2011-12, by averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks off the bench.
• Opened the week with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks to lead the Huskies to their first Conference road win at Arizona State, 90-83.
• Led all players with 20 points and added six boards and three blocks as UW completed the road sweep with a 69-63 victory at Arizona.
• Is Washington's Conference-leading fifth Freshman of the Week honor (Isaiah Stewart - four).

ALSO NOMINATED: Nico Mannion, ARIZONA; Addison Patterson, OREGON; Onyeka Okongwu, USC; Mikael Jantunen, UTAH.

2019-20 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 11 Tres Tinkle, OSU Zeke Nnaji, ARIZ
Nov. 18 Nick Rakocevic, USC Zeke Nnaji, ARIZ
Nov. 25 Onyeka Okongwu, USC Onyeka Okongwu, USC
Dec. 2 Remy Martin, ASU Nico Mannion, ARIZ
Dec. 9 Timmy Allen, UTAH Isaiah Stewart, WASH
Dec. 16 Payton Pritchard, ORE Onyeka Okongwu, USC
Dec. 23 Timmy Allen, UTAH Isaiah Stewart, WASH
Dec. 30 Chris Duarte, ORE Isaiah Stewart, WASH
Jan. 6 McKinley Wright IV, COLO Isaiah Stewart, WASH
Jan. 13 Matt Bradley, CAL Tyrell Terry, STAN
Jan. 20 CJ Elleby, WSU Zeke Nnaji, ARIZ
Jan. 27 Chris Duarte, ORE Rylan Jones, UTAH
Feb. 3 Oscar da Silva, STAN Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA
Feb. 10 CJ Elleby, WSU Branden Carlson, UTAH
Feb. 17 Remy Martin, ASU Zeke Nnaji, ARIZ
Feb. 24 Payton Pritchard, ORE Tyger Campbell, UCLA
March 2 Matt Bradley, CAL Tyrell Terry, STAN
March 9 Both Gach, UTAH Jaden McDaniels, WASH