University of Washington guard Andrew Andrews picked up his second Pac-12 player of the week honor of the season.
The fifth-year senior averaged 29.5 points, six rebounds and shot 50 percent from the 3-point line to lead UW to a 2-0 Pac-12 record with its first sweep of the LA schools since 2011-12.
Andrews, who is the first UW player since Isaiah Thomas in 2010-11 to earn multiple POW honors in a single season, opened the weekend with a career-high tying 35 points against No. 25 UCLA in a double-overtime win. He set career-highs with 17 FT made and 19 FT attempts and was key in the second overtime period as he registered seven of UW’s 13 points in those five minutes.
The veteran Husky followed up that performance with 24 points against USC including the go-ahead basket with 25 seconds left to give UW the win. The Huskies were trailing the Trojans by 22 points with just over 13 minutes left in the 2nd half but came back behind the effort of Andrews and freshman Dejounte Murray to pick up the victory.
Andrews has now reached 20 or more points in eight of his 14 games this season while also posting three 30-plus scoring efforts. Only two other players under head coach Lorenzo Romar have posted three or more 30-plus nights and those players were Brandon Roy, whose jersey is retired now at UW, and Quincy Pondexter, an NBA veteran for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Andrews also extended his double-digit scoring streak to 25-straight games, which is the fifth longest in the nation. The Huskies return to the court on Saturday, Jan. 9 as they head to Pullman to face Washington State in their first true road game of the season (Noon/Pac-12 Networks).
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