USC junior forward Nick Rakocevic was named the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 14-20 as voted on by league media, it was announced today (Jan. 21). Rakocevic earned his first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor on Jan. 7.
Nick Rakocevic had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Bennie Boatwright added 21 points and USC pulled away in a dominant second half to beat UCLA 80-67 on Saturday, snapping a four-game skid in the crosstown rivalry.
The USC Trojans (9-8, 2-2) will host the UCLA Bruins (10-7, 3-1) at the Galen Center on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. USC has won its last four home games. USC is 2-0 at home in Pac-12 play and has won 11 of its last 13 conference home games.