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