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Mouhamed Gueye named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week once again

This is his fifth award this season

PULLMAN, WA - MARCH 5: Washington State Cougars Men’s Basketball versus the University of Oregon Ducks at Beasley Coliseum - Washington State forward Mouhamed Gueye (35) Jack Ellis/CougCenter

For the second consecutive week, Washington State forward Mouhamed Gueye was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. The Pac-12 announced the award on Monday afternoon making this his fifth Freshman of the Week award this season. He is the only Cougar basketball player to win more than two awards in a single season.

Gueye helped lead the Cougs to three wins this past week including two wins over Oregon State and one over Oregon. They now finished the regular season winning four of their last five as they prepare for the Pac-12 Tournament which begins this week with a matchup against California.

In Monday’s game in Corvallis against the Beavers, Gueye went 7-7 from the field and 5-6 from the line and finished with 19 points. He added five rebounds and two blocks in the 103-97 overtime victory. Eight of his 19 points came in the overtime period and helped jump the Cougs to a four-point lead at the start of OT. He hit a layup following the tip and then turned a turnover into two free throws to help give the Cougs their first victory in Corvallis since 2013.

In the second game against the Beavs in Pullman, he went 3-8 and hit one free throw while finishing with 7 points. He added seven rebounds, one block, and one steal in the 71-67 victory.

Gueye did not put up big numbers in the season finale against Oregon on Sunday as he played for just 10 minutes. He went 2-3 from the field and 1-3 from the line to contribute five points in the 94-74 victory. He added three rebounds and one assist while the Cougs put up the most points anyone has scored against the Ducks in a regular season game since 1994.

The Cougs and Gueye will look to continue their winning streak against California Wednesday night at 6:00 pm on Pac-12 Network. The winner of that game will go on to face UCLA in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

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