By Jeff Faraudo
Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 10:21 am in Basketball.
For the second time in four weeks, Cal senior point guard Justin Cobbs has been named Pac-12 player of the week.
Cobbs won the award this week after hitting the game-winning shot in the Bears’ 60-58 upset of previously unbeaten and top-ranked Arizona on Saturday.
Cobbs averaged 20 points, 5 assists and 2 steals in two games last week.
With 1,269 career points, Cobbs has moved to No. 19 on Cal’s all-time scoring chart.
The player of the week award is the fifth for Cobbs in his career, matching Ed Gray for the most by a Cal player. Only 14 players in conference history have been honored five times or more.
The Pac-12 Networks will show a replay of the Cal-Arizona game on Monday night (tonight) at 9:30.
Here’s a link to a podcast interview with Mike Montgomery, conducted by Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg on ESPN.com: http://bit.ly/MqvRac
Cal’s official NCAA RPI computer ranking has improved to No. 43 following its win over Arizona.
The Bears were at No. 54 a week ago.
There are seven Pac-12 teams ranked in the top-50, led by Arizona at No. 2.
The rest: 19. UCLA; 25. Colorado; 46. Oregon; 47. ASU; 50. Stanford.
Jerry Palm’s new projected NCAA tournament bracket on CBSsports.com has Cal as a No. 8 seed. Palm says six Pac-12 teams would be in the field if it were picked today.
Also making his cut: No. 1 Arizona, No. 7 UCLA, No. 10 Stanford; No. 11 Colorado; No. 12 ASU. Among the first four out: Oregon.