Dec. 10, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -
The Pac-12 Conference office announced today the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week for the week of Dec. 3-9. UCLA's Alyssia Brewer was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Week, while Oregon's Jillian Alleyne was selected the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the second time this season.
A redshirt senior forward from Tulsa, Okla., Alyssia Brewer recorded her second consecutive double-double and third of the year with a team-high 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 17/19 UCLA to a 62-42 blowout win over No. 12/16 Texas in Houston over the weekend. It is UCLA's second win over a ranked opponent this season, as the Bruins also won at No. 11 Oklahoma (86-83) on Nov. 14. She also registered two assists and two steals against Texas. The Bruins held the previously unbeaten Longhorns to a season-low 42 points with season-lows in each half (15 and 27). UCLA also forced Texas into committing a season-high 29 turnovers and held the Longhorns to a season-low 23.8 percent (15-for-63) shooting from the field.
It is Brewer's first-career player of the week honor and UCLA's 45th all-time, including two selections this season.
The Bruins are headed to New York City to participate in a two-game tournament hosted by St. John's on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16.
Also Nominated: Kama Griffitts, ARIZ; Micaela Pickens, ASU; Brittany Wilson, COLO; Ruth Hamblin, OSU; Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH; Talia Walton, WASH.