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Dillon Brooks named Pac-12 Player of the Week

The Oregon sophomore is the first Duck this year to win the award.

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After helping lead the Ducks to a desert sweep over Arizona and Arizona State last week, Oregon sophomore Dillon Brooks was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week.

In the two games against the Wildcats and Sun Devils, Brooks averaged 21 points per game on 50 percent shooting. Against Arizona on Thursday, Brooks led the way with 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting as the Ducks snapped Arizona's 49-game home winning streak. That was the longest such active streak in the country until Brooks and the Ducks rolled through. Against Arizona State on Sunday, Brooks scored 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting, plus six rebounds.

Thanks in large part to Brooks' performance in these tough road tests, the Ducks climbed seven spots in the AP top 25 from No. 23 to No. 16. Oregon is ranked No. 17 in the coaches' poll. The Ducks will try and continue their recent momentum this week as they face Colorado on Thursday night at 6 PM and Utah on Sunday at 1 PM. Oregon's loss to Colorado on January 17 is their only defeat in their last eight games.