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Sanadze Named WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for February 29, 2016. This is the final weekly honor of the 2015-16 season.

On Saturday senior guard Duda Sanadze powered the Toreros past Portland (85-76) with a new USD Division I scoring record of 38 points.  His output was one more point than the previous mark of 37 set by both Marty Munn (1988 vs. LMU) and Mike Whitmarsh (1983 vs. LMU).  For the game Sanadze converted 11-20 shots overall, 6-10 three-pointers and 10-12 from the free throw line.  He made his first six shots of the game and would go on to score 22 of his 38 in the second half.  

After leading by as many as 16 in the second half, Portland rallied to get within three, but Sanadze answered with another three-pointer and was fouled on the play and converted the free throw to put USD back in control.  In Thursday's home loss to Gonzaga he chipped in with 11 points.  For the week he averaged 24.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg while shooting 46.9% from the field (15-32), 61.5% from three-point (8-13) and 84.6% from the free throw line (11-13). The 38 points broke his previous career  high of 29 set earlier this season in USD's road win at Portland.

Also Nominated: Kyle Collinsworth, BYU; Tim Derksen, San Francisco; Shamar Johnson, Loyola Marymount; Emmett Naar, Saint Mary’s; Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga; Eric Thompson, Pacific 

2015-16 WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
2/29 – Duda Sanadze, San Diego
2/22 – Stacy Davis, Pepperdine
2/15 – Nick Emery, BYU
2/8 – Alec Wintering, Portland
2/1 – Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
1/25 – Adom Jacko, Loyola Marymount
1/18 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary's
1/11 – Kyle Collinsworth, BYU
1/4 – Jared Brownridge, Santa Clara
12/28 – Alec Wintering, Portland
12/21 – Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga
12/14 – Stacy Davis, Pepperdine
12/7 – Nate Kratch, Santa Clara
11/30 – Kyle Collinsworth, BYU & Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
11/23 – Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga
11/16 – Kyle Davis, BYU