Pac-12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards, presented by Nextiva - Feb. 1, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 announced its 10th weekly honors of the 2020-21 men's basketball season as presented by Nextiva and voted on by media who cover the league.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week, presented by Nextiva (2/1/21)
Alfonso Plummer, UTAH
Sr., G, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
• Scored all 23 of his points in 15 second-half minutes to help Utah overcome a 19-point deficit with 8:46 remaining and win at Colorado for the first time since 2017. Finished 8-of-13 from the field and 4-of-6 from three-point range.
• Had 21 points over the final 7:49 to power the Utes to a game-ending 31-9 run. Went 7-of-9 from the field, including 4-of-5 behind the arc, and 3-of-3 at the foul line after the penultimate media timeout.
• Four-point play with 3:24 left gave Utah its first lead (70-69) since 6-3, then made three more critical crunch-time baskets including the game-deciding jumper with 13 seconds left.
• First career weekly award for Plummer.
ALSO NOMINATED: James Akinjo, Arizona; Remy Martin, Arizona State; Matt Bradley, California; Ethan Thompson, Oregon State; Jaiden Delaire, Stanford; Cody Riley, UCLA; Noah Williams, Washington State.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week, presented by Nextiva (2/1/21)
Michael O'Connell, STANFORD
Fr., G, Mineola, N.Y.
• Averaged 13.0 points (7-12 FG, 11-12 FT), 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals as Stanford split the Arizona road trip.
• Scored a career-high 14 points and dished out four assists against no turnovers in win at Arizona, the Cardinal's first win at McKale Center - and first season sweep of the Wildcats - since 2008.
• Added 12 points, four rebounds and three steals in a narrow loss at Arizona State.
• Averaging 7.9 points and 3.8 assists with a 6.0 assist-to-turnover ratio (30:5) in 32.6 minutes over Stanford's last eight games.
ALSO NOMINATED: Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona; Josh Christopher, Arizona State; Evan Mobley, USC; Dishon Jackson, Washington State.
2020-21 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK