Pacific Men's Basketball - Willard Named Big West Player of the Week
Pacific senior Sam Willard (Pierre, S.D.) was selected as Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday, Nov. 15. It is the second time that Willard has won the award. He also earned the honor in the final week of the 2009-10 season.
Sam equaled his career high with 23 points at UTEP in Pacific's season-opening win. It was his third consecutive double-double going back to last year. He had 12 points and 10 rebounds in the second half, as he ignited the Tigers' second half comeback. The Tigers trailed 36-25 at the break but went on a 15-2 run to open the second half, with Willard pitching in seven points in the stretch. He also equaled career bests with two three-pointers and 38 minutes.
The Tigers are in action tonight at the Dick's Sporting Goods Preseason NIT Tipoff, taking on Nevada at 5:30 p.m.