SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Helping UC Santa Barbara to its first 5-1 start in 10 seasons, UC Santa Barbara graduate guard Ar'Mond Davis collected his first career Big West Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor with a stellar performance at the Vandal Holiday Hoops Showcase.
Davis averaged 19.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in a pair of wins as the Gauchos toppled Portland State (76-69) and Idaho (66-55) at Century Link Arena in Boise, Idaho. He shot 43.8% (14-32) from the floor and 72.7% (8-11) from the charity stripe for the week.
Davis scored a game-high 20 points on 7-14 shooting against the Vikings, hitting two triples and sinking 4-6 from the foul line. The 6-foot-6 guard nearly secured his first double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds against tournament host Idaho. He made 4-5 free throws and added a pair of steals in 36 minutes of action. Three of his nine boards came on the offensive end.
The Gauchos last started 5-1 in 2007-08, the same season they finished 23-9 and initially set the program record for victories.
UCSB will host Sacramento State on Thursday Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome. Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-893-UCSB, by dropping by the Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on campus or by clicking here.