WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA senior guard Mark Lyons was named the Pac-12 men's basketball player of the week for the week of Jan. 14-20, the Conference announced Monday.
The Schenectady, N.Y., native totaled 24 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in the 71-54 win at ARIZONA STATE last week. Lyons shot 8-of-15 (.533) from the field and added a perfect 100 percent from the free throw line going six-for-six. The 24 points and three steals tied a season high he set in the overtime win over COLORADO on Jan. 3.
Fifteen of Lyons' points came in the second half, including six in the decisive 15-5 run midway through the period. This was Lyons' fourth 20-point game of the season. On the year he averages 15.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
Arizona hosts UCLA this week on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. MT on ESPN2. On Saturday, Jan. 25 the Wildcats host USC at 5 p.m. MT on ESPNU.
For more information including a full television schedule, please visit www.pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Jahii Carson, ASU; Tony Woods, ORE; Roberto Nelson, OSU; Dwight Powell, STAN; Brandon Taylor, UTAH; Mike Ladd, WSU.