Williams Earns Record Sixth Big West Player of the Week Award

Alan Williams (Photo by Eric Isaacs)
Alan Williams (Photo by Eric Isaacs)

IRVINE, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara junior Alan Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./North HS) broke one record and tied another with his sixth Big West Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor.

The six Player of the Week awards is a Big West single-season record.  Williams, who now owns eight citations for his career, tied UC Irvine all-time leading scorer Jerry Green (1999-2002) for the most in Big West career history.

Williams recorded his 14th and 15 double-doubles of the season to lead the Gauchos to their 20th and 21st wins of the 2013-14 campaign.

He scored 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds in an 86-77 victory over Hawai'i.  He added two steals and three blocked shots while hitting 6 of 12 from the field.

In a 71-55 road win against Cal Poly, Williams contributed 23 points and 10 rebounds, connecting on 9 of 14 from the floor.  His five blocked shots also helped fuel UCSB's defensive effort against the Mustangs, which shot just 9-of-40 from two-point range for the game.

Williams also shot 73.3 percent (11 of 15) from the free throw line.