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UA's Griffith Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 17, 2000
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University of Arizona senior guard Lisa Griffith has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 10-16.

Griffith, from Portland, Ore., averaged 20.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.0 rebounds per game while leading the Wildcats to their first-ever road sweep of the Washington schools last weekend. She shot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the floor, including a blazing 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from three-point range.

Griffith moved up into the No. 6 spot on the UA's all-time scoring list, with 1,084 career points. She also moved into the No. 4 spot on the UA career steals list, with 190.

In the win at Washington, Arizona's first victory ever in Seattle, Griffith drained a school-record-tying seven treys en route to a career-high 26 points. She shot 7-of-10 from beyond the arc, marking the first time any Wildcat has hit seven treys in one game since Griffith herself did it twice during the 1996-97 season. In the win over Washington State, she tallied 14 points, four steals and seven assists. Griffith is shooting 46.1 percent (41-for-89) from three-point range for the season.

Arizona is 14-2 this season (3-1 in Pac-10 play), its best record ever through the first 16 games of any season. The Wildcats are ranked No. 16 in this week's AP Top 25 poll.

The Player of the Week honor is the second of Griffith's career (also Feb. 17, 1997), and the 18th all-time selection for Arizona. It is also the third of the year for the UA, with Elizabeth Pickney (Nov. 29) and Tatum Brown (Dec. 6) receiving the honor earlier in the season.

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