Las Vegas – UNLV sophomore Mike Moser has been named ESPN.com’s National Player of the Week, as well as the Mountain West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games through November 27. Both honors were announced Monday. The Mountain West award is the second in a row for Moser, and also the second of his career. Moser opened the week with 14 points and eight rebounds in a 75-52 win over Cal Poly, adding four steals, two blocked shots and one assist. He followed that outing with 10 points and 13 rebounds in the Runnin’ Rebels’ 66-55 triumph over USC, also tallying one assist and one blocked shot.
Moser’s best performance of the week, however, came in Saturday’s 90-80 victory over the Tar Heels, as the Rebels became the first Mountain West squad to beat a team ranked No. 1 in both the Associated Press and Coaches’ polls. Moser recorded his second double-double in as many days, and fourth of the season, finishing with 16 points, a game-high 18 rebounds and six assists in the contest.
For the week, Moser averaged 13.3 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocked shots per game in 30.0 minutes of action. He was 14-of-15 (.933) from the free throw line and one-third of his rebounds (13-of-39) were on the offensive glass.