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Utah State basketball: Brian Green wins 2 weekly awards

Published: Monday, Jan. 31 2011 10:59 a.m. MST

LOGAN — Utah State men's basketball player Brian Green has been named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week it was announced by the league office today. Green was also named the Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week.

It is the first time in his career that Green has been named WAC Player of the Week and the fourth time that a Utah State player has received the award this year as senior forward Tai Wesley has won it twice and junior forward Brady Jardine won it once. As for USU Athlete of the Week, it is the second time that Green has garnered USU's top weekly individual honor.

Green, a 6-1, 200-pound senior guard from Kaysville (Davis HS/Salt Lake CC) led Utah State to a pair of road wins last week at San Jose State (84-65) and at Hawaii (89-84 2OT).

Against the Spartans, Green scored a career-high 25 points and tied his career-high with six rebounds as he was 8-of-9 from the field, 5-of-5 from three-point range and 4-for-4 at the free-throw line.

Green also tied a school record for shooting percentage from three in the game. Against the Rainbow Warriors, Green scored 22 points to go along with three rebounds and three assists in a career-high 38 minutes.

In the game, Green hit a pair of game-tying shots as he tied it at 66-all to send it into overtime on a long two-pointer, and then hit a 30-footer late in the first overtime to tie it at 73, sending it into another extra period. Green than sank four straight free throws in the final six seconds of the second overtime to seal the win.

For the week, Green averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists, and shot 68.2 percent from the field (15-22), 61.5 percent from three-point range (8-13) and 90.0 percent at the free throw line (9-10).

Green currently ranks first in the WAC in three-point field goal shooting (.470), eighth in overall shooting (.481) and 14th in scoring (11.8).

Utah State, who is 20-2 on the season and 9-0 in WAC play, returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 2 when it hosts Nevada (8-13, 5-3) in a nationally televised game on ESPN2 at 9 p.m.

2010-11 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners

Aug. 30 – Liz McArthur, Volleyball

Sept. 6 – Liz McArthur, Volleyball

Sept. 13 – Shay Sorensen, Volleyball

Sept. 20 – Christine Morrill, Volleyball

Sept. 27 – Sven Poslusny, Men's Tennis

Oct. 4 – Derrvin Speight, Football

Oct. 11 – Lauren Hansen, Soccer

Oct. 18 – Molli Merrill, Soccer

Oct. 25 – Bryan Marchant, Men's Tennis

Nov. 1 – Lauren Hansen, Soccer

Nov. 8 – Kerwynn Williams, Football

Nov. 15 – Brockeith Pane, Men's Basketball

Nov. 22 – Shantell Durrant, Volleyball

Nov. 29 – Liz McArthur, Volleyball

Dec. 6 – Ashlee Brown, Women's Basketball

Dec. 13 – Tai Wesley, Men's Basketball

Dec. 27 – Brian Green, Men's Basketball

Jan. 3 – Tai Wesley, Men's Basketball

Jan. 10 – Tai Wesley, Men's Basketball

Jan. 17 – Ashlee Brown, Women's Basketball

Jan. 24 – Jakob Asplund, Men's Tennis

Jan. 31 – Brian Green, Men's Basketball

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