Washington completed its biggest set of back-to-back wins in a long long while. So it’s only fitting that they receive some serious love and accolades from the national media. Noah Dickerson was named the NCAA Player of the Week for his efforts in home victories over #25 Arizona State and #9 Arizona. The junior PF averaged 23 points and 11.5 rebounds in the two games shooting 55% from the field and 86% from the free throw line. Oh, and he did it on the week of his 21st birthday.
You are welcome to consider it a snub that the Huskies were not recognized as the team of the week as well. Ironically, that honor was given to the Missouri Tigers to whom the Huskies will be inextricably linked this year. Missouri won at Alabama (48th in KenPom, unranked in polls) and home against Kentucky (30th in KenPom, 21st in polls). The Arizona schools were both in the top-25 in the polls while ASU and Arizona are currently 32nd and 23rd respectively in KenPom.
Junior Noah Dickerson led @UW_MBB to its first back-to-back wins over ranked opponents since 2007 and earns his first #Pac12Hoops Player of the Week honor! More: https://t.co/TO00OEmvJu pic.twitter.com/67l3l2cRGk— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) February 5, 2018
Dickerson was also be named the Pac-12 Player of the Week. It is the first time in more than 2 years that a Washington player has won the award. Despite Markelle Fultz’s brilliant stats, UW never got the wins to warrant the award last season.
Andrew Andrews was the last Husky recipient on Jan 4, 2016 after Washington started conference play with a pair of upsets at the L.A schools. Andrews averaged 29.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in those two games. It was the second time he won the award that year.
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