Jared Cunningham was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week after scoring 27 points to lead Oregon St. past Oregon in the Civil War Sunday. Poor Garrett Sim has been shown getting posterized by Cunningham above in nearly every paper and sports website in Oregon in the last 24 hours. At least he is in good company considering some of the other players Cunningham has gone highlight video against. (AP photo)
Oregon St.'s Jared Cunningham was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week, after scoring 24 of his game high 27 points in the second half Sunday to lead the Beavers to a come from behind 76-71 win over Oregon in the 336th Civil War. It was the second time this season Cunningham has been the Pac-12 Player of the Week, after also receiving the honor back on November 21.
"It's a great honor to be named the Pac-12 Player of the Week," Cunningham said. "It was important for us to get a conference road win, and it was extra special to do it in the Civil War against our rival. Our team has been working hard all season, and we just keep fighting."
Cunningham also had 7 rebounds and 3 assists in the win, and became the first player this season to be honored by the conference a second time. It's the first time an Oregon St. player has been named the conference Player of the Week twice in the same season since David Lucas did it in 2005.