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Tyler Bey named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Bey averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds in CU’s final two regular season games.

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Tyler Bey was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after helping the Colorado Buffaloes to a delightful sweep over UCLA and USC in the final week of the season.

Bey had 40 points, 24 rebounds and 3 blocks in those two games. He had a career-high 27 points in CU’s dominant win over UCLA, then finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds — a ho-hum effort for him — in their encouraging comeback win over USC. Not in the box score was Bey’s superb defense that helped clamp down star scorers Kris Wilkes and Bennie Boatwright.

This announcement comes the same day as Bey being recognized alongside McKinley Wright on the First Team All-Pac-12. Bey ended the regular season averaging 13.3 points and 9.6 rebounds. Behind Matisse Thybulle, he was second most valuable defender in Pac-12, according to basketball-reference’s defensive win shares and defensive rating metrics, yet he was not named to the All-Defense team.

Congrats, Tyler!