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Giddens Named MWC Player of the Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/10/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 10, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Lobo senior J.R. Giddens has been named the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the fifth time this season. With the honor, Giddens tied former Utah Ute Andrew Bogut (2005) for the most player of the week honors in a season. Giddens is the first player to win the honor four times during one conference season.

Giddens, from Oklahoma City, Okla., led the Lobos to a 2-0 conference record in the final weekend of the regular season with wins over UNLV (59-45) and Colorado State (71-52). Against UNLV, Giddens scored 17 points and grabbed a league game season-best 15 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season. He added five assists and a steal in 39 minutes of action. Against Colorado State, Giddens tallied 13 points (6-for-11 shooting), three assists, one block and one steal in a season-low 21 minutes on the court. His 13 points against CSU gave him the MWC scoring title in league play, averaging 18.3 ppg in 16 conference games.

For the week, Giddens averaged 15.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 steal per game, while shooting 46.2 percent from the field (12-for-26) and 75 percent from the free throw line (6-for-8).

MWC Men's Basketball Players of the Week:
Nov. 12 - Tim Anderson, Sr., G, Air Force
Kyle Spain, Jr., F, San Diego State
Nov. 19 - Stuart Creason, Sr., C, Colorado State
J.R. Giddens, Sr., G, New Mexico
Nov. 26 - Trent Plaisted, Jr., F/C, BYU
Dec. 3 - Brandon Ewing, Jr., G, Wyoming
Dec. 10 - Trent Plaisted, Jr., F/C, BYU
Dec. 17 - Lee Cummard, Jr., G, BYU
Dec. 24 - Kevin Langford, Jr., F, TCU
Dec. 31 - Billy White, Fr., F, San Diego State
Wink Adams, Jr., G, UNLV
Jan. 7 - J.R. Giddens, Sr., G, New Mexico
Jan. 14 - Tim Anderson, Sr., G, Air Force
Jan. 21 - Lorrenzo Wade, Jr., F, San Diego State
Jan. 28 - Johnnie Bryant, Sr., G, Utah
Feb. 4 - Lee Cummard, Jr., G, BYU
Wink Adams, Jr., G, UNLV
Feb. 11 - J.R. Giddens, Sr., G, New Mexico
Johnnie Bryant, Sr., G, Utah
Feb. 18 - Trent Plaisted, Jr., F/C, BYU
J.R. Giddens, Sr., G, New Mexico
Feb. 25 - Billy White, Fr., F, San Diego State
Mar. 3 - Joseph Taylor, Sr., F, Wyoming
Mar. 10 - J.R. Giddens, Sr., G, New Mexico

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