Hansen Named MWC Player of the Week

Travis Hansen was named MWC Player of the Week Monday after scoring 21.3 points in BYU's three wins last week. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU senior guard Travis Hansen has been named Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Cougars to a 3-0 record last week and a share of the regular season MWC title. This is Hansen's first player of the week honor this season and the second of his career.

Hansen, a product of Orem, Utah (Utah Valley State), scored a team-leading 21.3 points per game while adding 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game in three games last week. He also converted 80 percent of his free throws, making 20-of-25 attempts.

On Monday, he scored a team-high 26 points in the win at New Mexico (91-81), hitting 7-of-15 field goals and going a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line. Hansen is one of only four MWC players to be perfect from the line during league play on at least 10 attempts. He also added four boards, two steals and one assists.

In a win over Wyoming (69-50), he led the team in scoring with a game-high 23 points, including a career-high three treys, while adding five rebounds, two blocks and a steal. He was 7-of-15 from the field and made 6-of-7 free throws.

Hansen scored 15 points Saturday in the 67-55 win over Colorado State that helped the Cougars secure a share of their second conference title in the last three years.

During the week, he also excelled at the defensive end. He held the nation's leading scorer Ruben Douglas of New Mexico to 7-of-22 field goals, including 1-of-7 on threes. He held Wyoming's leading scorer Donta Richardson to 9 points on 3-of-8 shooting. Richardson came in averaging 18.2 ppg.

Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Players of the Week: Nov. 25 - Brian Greene (Sr., F), Colorado State; Dec. 2 - Marcus Banks (Sr., G), UNLV; Dec. 9 - Ruben Douglas (Sr., G), New Mexico; Dec. 16 - Dalron Johnson (Sr., F), UNLV; Dec. 23 - Ronnie Clark (Sr., F), Colorado State; Dec. 30 - Rafael Araujo (Jr., C), BYU; Jan. 6 - Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (Sr., C), Wyoming; Jan. 13 - Marcus Banks (Sr., G), UNLV; Jan. 20 - Brian Greene (Sr., F), Colorado State; Jan. 27 - Marc Jackson (So., G), Utah; Feb. 3 - Ruben Douglas (Sr., G), New Mexico; Feb. 10 - Aerick Sanders (Jr., F), San Diego State; Feb. 17 - Donta Richardson (Sr., G), Wyoming; Feb. 24 - Jay Straight (So., G), Wyoming; Mar. 3 - Evan Burns (Fr., F), San Diego State, Marcus Banks (Sr., G), UNLV; Mar. 10 - Travis Hansen (Sr., G).