Mathurin Makes It Back-To-Back Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors
SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference office announced on Monday (Dec. 13) that voting media from around the conference has selected Arizona's Bennedict Mathurin as the Player of the Week. After receiving the honor last week as well, Mathurin becomes the first Pac-12 player since ASU's Tre Holder in 2017-18.
The last Arizona player to be named Pac-12 Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks was Hassan Adams in 2005-06.
In wins against Wyoming and at Illinois last week, Mathurin averaged 27.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He shot 60.6% (20-33) from the floor overall and 50.0% (7-14) from the 3-point line.
Against Wyoming, who entered the game with the Wildcats ranked 11th in the NCAA's NET rankings, Mathurin had a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds to with five assists. Then at Illinois, the Montreal native exploded for 30 points, including a 5 of 8 effort from long distance and the clinching free throws in the closing seconds.
Mathurin's honor this week makes it 104 times that an Arizona player has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week, a total that is easily the most among conference schools. UCLA is next with 80 selections.
Next on the schedule for Mathurin and the Wildcats are a pair of home games against Northern Colorado (Wednesday) and California Baptist (Saturday). Tickets for both games are available at ArizonaWildcats.com/MBK.