Feb. 23, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State redshirt sophomore forward James Webb III was named Mountain West Player of the Week the conference announce Monday, for the week of Feb. 16-22. Webb led the Broncos to a historic road win and emphatic home win by averaging 17 points and nine rebounds per game. He shot 60.9 percent from the floor, including 55.6 percent from three-point range. The award is Webb's first. It is the fourth time this season a Bronco has earned the weekly honor.
Webb recorded his sixth double-double of the year Wednesday, at UNLV with 12 points and 11 rebounds. He tallied nine points in the decisive second half, including a go-ahead dunk with 3:26 left and another dunk with 11 seconds remaining to put Boise State up five and seal its first road victory against the Rebels in the all-time series. All 11 of his rebounds came on the defensive end, where he also added three steals and a blocked shot.
Against Nevada Saturday, Webb scored 17 points in the first half to help the Broncos build an 18-point cushion at halftime. He finished with 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including 4-for-4 from three-point range in just 28 minutes as Boise State ran away with a 32-point victory. Webb grabbed seven rebounds to go with one steal and two blocks.
The Broncos were the only Mountain West team to hold both of its opponents to fewer than 50 points last week. Webb was key to the defensive prowess. He was on the floor for 57:03 in the two games combined, during which time Boise State outscored UNLV and Nevada 96-56. Against the Rebels, Webb played 33:11. In that time Boise State held a 45-32 scoring margin. In the 6:49 he was off the court, the Broncos were outscored 16-8.
Boise State returns to action Tuesday, at home against New Mexico before traveling to San Diego State Saturday.