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Woods Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 12, 2001
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TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona men's basketball player Loren Woods was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Woods, a 7-foot-1, 244-pound center from St. Louis, Mo., led Arizona to a sweep of the Bay Area by averaging 16.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in the team's two wins. He shot .526 (10-of-19) from the floor and .750 from the line to go with three blocks and two steals.

He opened the week with a team high eight rebounds to go with 10 points and four assists in the win March 8 at Stanford. His efforts helped the Cats post a 36-27 rebound advantage. He followed that effort with a 22-point, nine rebound performance in UA's two-point win at Cal on March 10. He connected on 7-of-13 shots from the floor, was 8-of-11 from the line and added three assists. Woods posted 15 points and six rebounds in the second half and was key in the game's final moments, as he scored the game-tying basket with 1:34 remaining and assisted on a Jason Gardner trey with 0:59 to go that put UA ahead for good.

It is the first time this season that Woods has been so honored by the league office and the third time in his career. Four Wildcat players have earned the accolade five times this season, a league high. Woods' honor marks the 53rd time an Arizona has earned player-of-the-week kudos.

The Wildcats (23-7 overall, 15-3 Pac-10) are next in action on Friday, March 16, vs. Eastern Illinois in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional in Kansas City, Mo. Arizona is making its 17th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

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