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Pac-12 basketball player of the week: Bryce Alford

Bryce keeps shooting.

NCAA Basketball: UCLA at Utah Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Alford has had his fair share of critics in his first few years at UCLA, but he has shot the lights out this season. This week he had some of his best performances and earned conference weekly honors. Bryce Alford earned his second career Pac-12 Player of the Week award this week.

• Alford averaged 26.0 points behind 57 percent shooting from the field (17-30) and behind the three-point arc (12-21) in UCLA's road sweep of Colorado and Utah. It marked only the fourth road sweep of the mountain schools in the six seasons since the league expanded to the Pac-12 in 2011-12 (UCLA - 2013, 2017; Arizona - 2014, 2015).

• Alford erupted for a career-high 37 points in Thursday's 104-89 win at Colorado, tying the UCLA program record with nine 3-pointers on 14 attempts against CU. His 37 points were the most by any UCLA player in a road game since Jan. 2003 when Jason Kapono had 44 at Washington State.

• Alford added three more triples and went 6-of-12 from the floor en route to 15 points in Saturday's 83-82 victory at Utah.

• Alford is the active career leader among Power 6 leagues with 278 three pointers and 1,702 points, ranking third and 10th overall in NCAA Division I in those categories. This week, he climbed into the Conference's all-time top 10 in made threes and passed Eldridge Recasner into 57th place on the league's career scoring list.