Clinging to their NCAA tournament hopes, the Oregon Ducks needed two wins out of their final road trip of the regular season against UCLA and USC this past weekend. Fifth year senior Mike Moser led the way with a pair of double-doubles to help Oregon extend their winning streak to five games. As a reward for his efforts, Moser was named national player of the week by Athlon Sports.
Moser combined for 32 points and 32 rebounds over the weekend with mirror performances against the Bruins and Trojans. On Thursday, Moser scored 12 points and 20 rebounds while on Sunday against USC, he scored 20 points with 12 rebounds. Moser's 20 rebounds against the Bruins are the most in a single game at Oregon since 1977.
The last time a Duck earned national player of the week honors was on Feb. 23, 2012, when E.J. Singler took home the award.
Moser also was named the Pac-12 player of the week. Despite his solid play all season, this is Moser's first conference player of the week award while with the Ducks. In his time at UNLV, Moser won the Mountain West Conference player of the week four times. This also marks the first time of the season that a Duck has brought home Pac-12 player of the week honors.
Oregon wraps up their regular season this week against Arizona State and Arizona. The Ducks take on the Sun Devils on Tuesday at 8:00 pm on Fox Sports before a season finale showdown against the No. 3 Wildcats on Sunday at 1 pm on CBS.