Jan. 3, 2011
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington Husky men's basketball senior Matthew Bryan-Amaning was named Pac-10 Player of the Week after he averaged 19.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and shot 54.5% from the field as Washington swept USC and UCLA in Los Angeles for just the third time in school history, announced Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott.
In Washington's 73-67 overtime victory over USC, Bryan-Amaning shared team-high scoring honors with Terrence Ross at 18 points and also grabbed a team-best eight rebounds. Washington rallied from a 12-point deficit in the first half to earn the come-from-behind victory over the Trojans.
Against UCLA, the senior from London, England recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds - both team highs. It was his fourth double-double of the season and second 20-point effort of the season.
Since being re-inserted into the starting lineup four games ago, Bryan-Amaning is averaging 16.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, both team highs.
It is Bryan-Amaning's first ever player of the week honor and the 39th time a Huskies has won the conference's weekly award.
The sweep helped propel the Huskies (10-3, 2-0 Pac-10) back into the Associated Press Top-25 poll. They are ranked No. 23 by the AP and just outside of the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll top 25 at 28th. Additionally, the Huskies RPI is up to 23rd.