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Johnson Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
Release Date: 11/21/2011
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon’s Amanda Johnson was named Bank of the West Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 14-20, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Averaging 30.5 points and 15.0 rebounds per game, Johnson led Oregon (3-0) to wins over Illinois, 77-74, and Portland State, 75-71, last week. The Santa, Rosa, Calif., native recorded two double-doubles, and has now posted four consecutive double-doubles dating back to last season.

In Friday’s victory over Illinois, Johnson scored 20 first-half points en route to a game-high 31-point effort. Currently a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, Johnson added 11 rebounds and knocked down a career-best and team-leading five three-pointers. Holding on to a slim 75-74 lead, Johnson calmly knocked down two free throws with 18 seconds remaining to ice the game for Oregon.

On Sunday, Johnson again led all scorers with 30 points, and added a career and game-high 19 rebounds as Oregon outlasted Portland State. Each time the Vikings crept back into the game, Johnson had an answer. In the final 6:46 to play as Portland State closed within three points or less on eight occasions, Johnson scored seven points and dished the assist on Jordan Loera’s three-pointer that cemented the win with five seconds left to play. Johnson had a double-double by halftime with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Last week she also shot a team-leading 54.3 percent (25-of-46) from the floor, and drained a team-best seven three-pointers.

It is Johnson’s third-career player of the week honor and Oregon’s 38th all-time.

In her career, Johnson has now scored 1,226 points, ranking 13th all-time at Oregon. She also has recorded three 30-point games, 16 20-point games, 60 double-figure scoring games and 23 double-doubles.

Johnson currently leads Oregon and the Pac-12 in both scoring (26.7 ppg) and rebounding (14.0 rpg).

This week the undefeated 3-0 Ducks host the Global Sports Cage Classic at Matthew Knight Arena, welcoming Weber State, UC Irvine and Nicholls State.

Spend Thanksgiving with the Ducks at the first day of the Global Sports Cage Classic! Donate two cans of food to Food For Lane County and receive a general admission ticket for only $3.

Donate two cans of food to Food For Lane County and receive a general admission ticket for only $3.

Two adults and unlimited children receive admission to the final day of the Global Sports Cage Classic for only $20. Fans that keep their ticket from the Oregon State football game can show it at the Matt Arena ticket window and receive a free general admission ticket.

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