Nikki Blue Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

Feb. 7, 2005

Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA junior guard Nikki Blue has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 31- Feb. 6, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Blue, a native of Bakersfield, Calif., averaged 22.5 points, 7.5 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.0 rebounds, in two games as UCLA swept Washington and Washington State. On the weekend, she shot 57.1 percent from beyond the arc (4-of-7) and 79.2 percent (19-of-24) from the foul line.

In UCLA's 86-81 victory over Washington on Feb. 3, Blue scored 23 points and went 6-of-13 from the field. Blue tied a season-best with eight steals and dished out eight assists.

In the 68-63 win over Washington State on Feb. 6, Blue led the Bruins with 22 points, seven assists and added six steals. She moved into 11th on UCLA's all-time scoring list (1,240 points) with her game-high performance. Blue also moved up on the UCLA assists list into a tie for seventh with 381 career assists.

UCLA (15-7 overall, 9-4 Pac-10) is third in the Conference race heading into this week's games, with a half-game lead over fourth-place Oregon (15-6, 8-4). The Bruins will travel to the desert to face Arizona and Arizona State on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

The Player of the Week honor is the first for Blue and is the 31st all-time selection for UCLA.

ALSO NOMINATED: Cathrine Kraayeveld, ORE; Brooke Smith, STAN; Kim Gipson, USC; Kayla Burt, WASH; Keisha Moore, WSU.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W, 68 - 57
Saturday, Nov 28
vs. Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
L, 84 - 92 (OT)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 82 - 68
Sunday, Dec 13
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 86 - 77
Wednesday, Dec 16
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 48
Friday, Dec 18
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
W, 109 - 76
Monday, Dec 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 104 - 108 (2OT)
Monday, Dec 28
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
W, 70 - 56
Wednesday, Dec 30
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 78 - 73
Saturday, Jan 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 69
Monday, Jan 04
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 71 - 51
Sunday, Jan 10
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 71
Friday, Jan 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 56 - 64
Sunday, Jan 17
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
W, 75 - 73
Friday, Jan 22
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 75 - 56
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 56 - 36
Friday, Jan 29
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 82 - 64
Sunday, Jan 31
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 69 - 63
Friday, Feb 05
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
L, 61 - 65
Sunday, Feb 07
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 73 - 39
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Feb 26 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 03 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 04 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Sunday, Mar 20 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Friday, Mar 25 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Sunday, Mar 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Sunday, Apr 03 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, Apr 05 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS