Williams Named Big West Player of the Week for Third Time

Alan Williams (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Alan Williams (Photo by Tony Mastres)

IRVINE, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara's Alan Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./North HS) sandwiched a pair of dominating performances around the New Year to claim his third Big West Player of the Week honor of the 2013-14 season.

The junior wrapped up 2013 with a big game in a road win over Seattle, scoring 27 points and pulling down eight rebounds in 30 minutes. He shot 8-of-14 from the field, hit 11-of-13 from the charity stripe and collected three steals and a pair of blocks. The win was the first by a Big West school over the Redhawks this season, ending a five game losing string. 

Williams then put forth another efficient effort in a blowout win over The Master's College, scoring 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting in 22 minutes. He was also able to pull down 12 rebounds, five of them coming on the offensive end, and added a pair of steals and one block. Most impressively, Williams did not commit a single turnover.

"Alan just continues to produce for us," said UCSB head coach Bob Williams. "It doesn't matter who we play, he plays hard and is productive."

The Gauchos will open Big West play on Saturday, Jan. 11 when they host Cal Poly in a renewal of the Blue-Green Rivalry Series. The game will tip-off at 4:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome. Tickets are available from the Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on campus, by calling 805-893-UCSB (8272) or on-line by clicking here.