Feb. 5, 2001
Santa Barbara, Calif. -
UC Santa Barbara junior forward Mike Vukovich has been named this week's Big West Player of the Week after leading the Gauchos to road wins at Long Beach State and Pacific.
Vukovich set a school record by making all 12 of his field goal attempts in the win at Pacific on Saturday. He also set a career-high with 27 points in the win over the Tigers. Vukovich also came up with eight rebounds, two blocked shots, three assists and a pair of steals. In the victory at Long Beach State on Thursday, he scored 14 points, had five rebounds, passed off for two assists, blocked three shots and had a steal. On the week, he averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 blocked shots and 1.5 steals per game. He made 16-of-19 shots from the field (84.2%) and 9-of-11 shots from the free throw line (81.8%).
The two victories marked the first time ever that the Gauchos had swept the Long Beach State-Pacific road swing.