Isaiah Thomas of Tacoma was named Pacific-10 Conference player of the week Monday after leading Washington to a sweep of the Bay Area schools last week.
The junior guard averaged 22.5 points, five assists and three rebounds in UW’s home wins over California and Stanford.
It was Thomas’ league-leading third player-of-the week recognition this season.
“As long as we win, I really don’t worry about the Pac-10 player of the week,” Thomas said. “It is an honor – like a cherry on top – especially when you’re winning games. Without my teammates there’s no way I can get it. I dedicate it to them every time I get one.”
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Meanwhile, the Huskies’ 2-0 week didn’t do much for them in The Associated Press rankings.
The Huskies (17-7 overall, 9-4 Pac-10) remained out of the Top 25 for a second consecutive week.
They were the No. 32 vote-getter, one spot higher than the week before.
Arizona (21-4, 10-2) remained the only ranked Pac-10 team, moving up to No. 12.
UCLA (18-7, 9-3) was the other Pac-10 team receiving votes and ranked 29th.
At the top of the poll, Kansas moved to No. 1, displacing Ohio State, which dropped one spot after losing at Wisconsin. The remainder of the Top 10: Texas, Pittsburgh, Duke, San Diego State, Brigham Young, Notre Dame, Georgetown and Wisconsin.
This week Washington will make its final road trip of the Pac-10 regular season, visiting Arizona State on Thursday and Arizona on Saturday.
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