UCLA #4; Love Named Pac-10 POW

Kevin Love

UCLA moves up to #4 in both the AP and Coaches' Poll; After leading UCLA to wins over Washington and Washington State last weekend, UCLA freshman Kevin Love is named Pac-10 Player of the Week...

From the Pac-10:

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA center Kevin Love has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 7 - 13, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Love, a freshman from Lake Oswego, Ore., helped the Bruins improve to 4-0 in Conference play with wins over Washington and No. 4 Washington State last week. Against the Huskies, Love recorded 11 points, seven rebound and four assists while shooting 50.0 percent from the field and making all four of his free throws in the 69-55 win. In the win against the Cougars, Love scored a season-high 27 points and added 14 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the year. He shot 9-12 (.750) from the field and 2-3 (.667) from three-point range while adding four assists, and two blocks.

For the week, Love shot 12-18 (.667) from the field, 3-of-5 (.600) from three-point range, 11-of-14 (.786) from the free throw line and averaged 19.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists.

This is the second weekly honor for Love and UCLA's 47th Player of the Week all-time.

2007-08 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 20 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH; Nov. 26 - Kevin Love, Fr., F, UCLA; Dec. 3 - Ryan Anderson, So., F, CAL; Dec. 10 - Jordan Hill, So., F, ARIZ; Dec. 17 - Ty Abbott, Fr., G, ASU. Dec. 24 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH. Dec. 31 - Jerome Randle, So., G, CAL; Jan. 7 - James Harden, Fr., G, ASU; Jan. 14 - Kevin Love, Fr., C, UCLA.


AP Top 25
Rk Team Record Points
1 North Carolina (45) 17-0 1765
2 Memphis (24) 15-0 1739
3 Kansas (3) 16-0 1678
4 UCLA 16-1 1578
5 Georgetown 13-1 1439
6 Tennessee 14-1 1404
7 Duke 13-1 1362
8 Washington State 14-1 1342
9 Indiana 14-1 1215
10 Texas A&M 15-1 1184
11 Michigan State 14-2 988
12 Butler 16-1 985
13 Marquette 13-2 955
14 Dayton 14-1 793
15 Pittsburgh 14-2 670
16 Vanderbilt 16-1 658
17 Wisconsin 13-2 649
18 Mississippi 14-1 612
19 Texas 13-3 592
20 Xavier 14-3 395
21 Miami (FL) 14-1 286
22 Arizona State 13-2 257
23 Rhode Island 15-2 196
24 Clemson 13-3 187
25 Villanova 11-3 140
Coaches Top 25
Rk Team Record Points
1 North Carolina (23) 17-0 765
2 Memphis (6) 15-0 747
3 Kansas (2) 16-0 719
4 UCLA 16-1 680
5 Duke 13-1 614
6 Georgetown 13-1 600
7 Tennessee 14-1 582
8 Washington State 14-1 574
9 Texas A&M 15-1 544
10 Indiana 14-1 503
11 Michigan State 14-2 449
12 Butler 16-1 425
13 Marquette 13-2 379
14 Vanderbilt 16-1 330
15 Mississippi 14-1 316
16 Pittsburgh 14-2 294
17 Wisconsin 13-2 272
18 Dayton 14-1 259
19 Texas 13-3 248
20 Xavier 14-3 147
21 Villanova 11-3 105
21 Rhode Island 15-2 105
23 Clemson 13-3 99
24 Miami (FL) 14-1 84
25 Arizona State 13-2 67

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