UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad Captures Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors

Dec. 31, 2012

UCLA Men's Basketball Media Guide

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Shabazz Muhammad of the UCLA men's basketball team has secured Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for the week of Dec. 24-30, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

Muhammad scored a season-high-tying 27 points for the second time in as many games, making 10 of 19 shots (including 3 of 6 three-pointers) in UCLA's 97-94 overtime win over No. 7 Missouri on Friday, Dec. 28. He made two 3-point shots in overtime that put UCLA ahead - his first overtime three-pointer snapped an 88-88 tie, and his second overtime trey gave UCLA the lead for good, at 95-93 with 1:01 to play.

The 6-foot-6 freshman from Las Vegas has scored in double figures in all 10 games played, recording at least 20 points in five games (including each of UCLA's last four contests). Muhammad's 27-point effort last Friday helped UCLA secure its first win over a top-10 ranked non-conference team since Nov. 20, 2007 (Michigan State).

Muhammad becomes the first UCLA men's basketball player to earn the conference's weekly award since Lazeric Jones captured the weekly honor on March 5, 2012.

UCLA opens Pac-12 action against California (8-4) on Thursday, Jan. 3. Game time in New Pauley Pavilion is 8 p.m. Thursday's game will be televised live on Fox Sports West.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
W, 78 - 65
Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
L, 73 - 75
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 53
Thursday, Feb 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 63 - 75
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 70 - 79
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 76
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 82 - 86
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. USC
Las Vegas, NV
L, 71 - 95
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS