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Caroline named Mountain West player of week; 2nd of season

Nevada senior Jordan Caroline has been named the Mountain West Conference basketball player of the week for helping keep the sixth-ranked Wolf Pack undefeated while averaging 19.5 points and 8.5 rebounds a game in two road victories.


Caroline notched his sixth double-double of the season with a game-high 24-points and 11 rebounds in a 73-61 win at Southern Cal. He had 15 points and six rebounds in a 79-65 victory at Loyola Chicago.


The Associated Press pre-season all-American shot nearly 47 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range last week. He's hit double figures in all eight games this season.


It's the second time this year he's been named the league's player of the week.


The Wolf Pack, 8-0, slipped from fifth to sixth in this week's AP Poll. They play Arizona State Friday in Los Angeles.

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