Davis Named Big West Player of the Week After Leading UCSB to Pair of Wins in Idaho

Ar'Mond Davis (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Ar'Mond Davis (Photo by Tony Mastres)

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.