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.


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Friday, Oct 30 - TBA PST
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - TBA PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Nov 23 - 8:30 PM PST
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
Tuesday, Nov 24 - TBA PST
vs. Kansas or Chaminade
Lahaina, HI
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Lahaina, HI
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
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