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Arizona’s Ryan Anderson named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Washington's Andrew Andrews, left, and Arizona's Ryan Anderson watch Andrews shot drop during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Arizona Wildcats forward Ryan Anderson had a dominant pair of games in Washington over the weekend, and because of it he was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week.

The senior averaged 26.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game while shooting 57 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line in the Wildcats’ wins over the Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively.

Anderson scored a career-high 31 points while grabbing 12 rebounds in Wednesday’s 79-64 win over Washington State, making him the first Wildcat to tally at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in a game since Derrick Williams did so in 2011.

On the season, Anderson is averaging a team-best 16.2 points to go along with 10.4 rebounds per game.

The player of the week award is Anderson’s first and the second for a Wildcat this season, as freshman Allonzo Trier earned the honor on Dec. 14.

Arizona will return to the court Friday night at the McKale Center in Tucson for a matchup with UCLA.

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