Husky Trifecta: Ross Named Pac-12 Player Of The Week
Jan. 16, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Terrence Ross earned the nod as the Pac-12 Player of the Week making it the first time in UW history three different players have won the conference weekly award in the same season.
Ross, a sophomore from Portland, Ore., sparked the Huskies in a pair of wins over in-state opponents Seattle University (91-83) and Washington State (75-65). Ross averaged 21.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 assists for the week.
Against Seattle U he scored 12 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and hit both of his 3-point attempts in 25 minutes of action. He was saddled with four fouls early in the second half and watched from the bench as UW squandered a 14-point lead before holding on for a 91-83 victory.
Ross stepped up his game vs. Washington State in the absence of the team's second-leading scorer and top outside threat C.J. Wilcox with career highs in points (30) and rebounds (14). Both totals were the highest by any Husky this season.
Ross rebounded from a cold first half where WSU's zone confounded him and his teammates. He was 1-for-9 shooting (1-for-5 from 3-point range), 1-for-4 from the FT line and had four points. He heated up in the second half to score 26 points and was 8-for-12 from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range and hit all five of his free throws.
He also pulled down 7 of his career best 14 rebounds in the half as Washington held a resounding 46-24 advantage on the glass for the game, including 22-4 on the offensive end.
Washington trailed 47-37 with 12:16 remaining before going on 26-6 run to put the Cougars away. Ross hit three 3-pointer during that stretch and capped the rally with a monster alley-oop slam in which he was fouled.
This is Ross's first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 44th all-time selection for Washington.
Washington is 11-6 on the season and 4-1 in Pac-12 action. The Huskies host Cal on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. PT and Stanford on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. PT.
Also Nominated: Solomon Hill, ARIZ; Justin Cobbs, CAL; Devoe Joseph, ORE; Josh Huestis, STAN; Travis Wear, UCLA.