BOULDER – University of Colorado sophomore Tyler Bey was named the Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played March 6-9, the conference office announced on Monday.
The Pac-12 Player of the Week award is the first for Bey, and the first this season for the Buffaloes. It’s the 10th overall Pac-12 weekly award for Colorado, and first since McKinley Wright IV was honored on Jan. 8, 2018.
Bey, who earlier in the day earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors, averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds last week as the Buffaloes swept UCLA (84-73) and USC (78-67) to land in a tie for fourth place in the final league standings at 10-8. He shot 61 percent from the field (20-33) and recorded a pair of double-doubles as he held onto a tie for the Pac-12 season lead in the latter at 14.
Bey tied a career-high with 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the win over UCLA. He was 13 of 20 from the floor, setting career and team highs in both categories.
In the regular season finale against USC, Bey notched his fifth-straight double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. He was 7 of 13 from the floor and recorded a block, steal and an assist.
Colorado, 19-11 overall, is the fifth seed at the 2019 Pac-12 Tournament and will play 12th-seeded California in a first round game on Wednesday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. MT, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.