Andrew Andrews was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday for the second time this season.
Andrews tied a career high with 35 points in UW’s 96-93 double-overtime victory over UCLA on Friday, then scored 24 points and made the go-ahead basket in the Huskies’ wild, 87-85 comeback victory over USC on Sunday.
He shot 8-for-16 from 3-point range and 25-for-29 from thre free-throw line during the two games, and also added 12 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals. The senior point guard has scored 20 or more points in eight of UW’s 14 games this season, and has scored in double-figures in 25 consecutive games dating to last season.
This is Andrews’ second Player of the Week award this season and third of his career. He won it Nov. 30 after averaging 23.7 points and 10 rebounds during a three-game stretch at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas, and won it last February after scoring 35 points and making a game-winning 3-pointer at Washington State. He is the first UW player to win the award twice in the same season since Isaiah Thomas won it three times in 2010-11.
Andrews currently leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 21.1 points per game, and has attempted and made more free throws -- 111-of-133 -- than any player in the conference. His 83.5 free-throw percentage is third-best in the Pac-12. He is also shooting 41.4 percent on 3-pointers and ranks eighth in the league in assists per game, sixth in steals and 14th in rebounding.
With 1,395 career points, Andrews currently ranks 18th all-time at UW. If he maintains his per-game scoring average of 21.1 for the rest of the season, he would finish the regular season as the No. 7 career scorer in UW history. Justin Dentmon (1,425), Bill Hanson (1,425), Detlef Schrempf (1,449) and Brandon Roy (1,477) are the four names immediately ahead of him at the moment.
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