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Salim Stoudamire Earns Pac-10 Player-of-the-Week Honors
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 07, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Senior guard garners league kudos for the third time this season


TUCSON, Ariz. ?- University of Arizona men’s basketball player Salim Stoudamire was named U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 28-March 6, the league announced Monday.


Stoudamire, a 6-foot-1, 179-pound senior guard from Portland, Ore., led Arizona to a win over intrastate rival Arizona State in its regular-season finale by scoring a team-high 22 points to go with three rebounds, a career-high three steals and an assist in a season-best 38 minutes played.


Stoudamire hit 6-of-13 field goal attempts in the game, including the game-winner with six-tenths of a second remaining that clinched the Pac-10 championship for the Wildcats.  He scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half.


On the year, Stoudamire is averaging 18.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, while shooting 51.5 percent from the floor, including 53.0 percent from three-point range, and 89.5 percent from the free throw line.  It is Stoudamire’s third such award for Arizona this season, and the fifth time in his career that Stoudamire has been recognized by the league office.  Stoudamire is the 11th player in Pac-10 History to earn five or more Player of the Week honors in his career.  Incidentally, it is the 64th award all-time for the Wildcats, a Pac-10 best.


No. 11 Arizona (25-5, 15-3 Pac-10), which claimed the Pac-10 regular season championship Saturday, will next be in action on Thursday, March 10, vs. California in the quarterfinals of the 2005 Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles.  Tip-off is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. PST and can be seen nationally on Fox Sports Net.

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