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Feb. 10, 2003

CHARLOTTESVILLE – University of Virginia senior forward/center Travis Watson (Brookneal, Va.) is the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after compiling double-doubles in points and rebounds in Virginia’s victories over the University of Maryland and North Carolina State University last week. It’s the second time this season the 6-8 Watson has been selected for the honor by a voting panel of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

Watson scored 30 points, grabbed 24 rebounds and shot 50 percent (13-26) from the field in 71 minutes of action in the two games. He also had eight steals, six assists and one blocked shot.

In UVa’s 86-78 victory at nationally-ranked Maryland (Feb. 6), Watson scored 15 points and had a game-high 10 rebounds. He was 7-14 from the field, had four steals and three assists in 37 minutes of playing time.

In the Cavaliers’ 61-58 home win over North Carolina State (Feb. 9), Watson scored a team-high 15 points and had a game-high 14 rebounds. He was 6-12 from the field, had four steals, three assists and one blocked shot in 34 minutes of action. During the game, Watson grabbed his 1,000th career rebound (he now has 1,005). He made both ends of a one and one situation to give the Cavaliers the lead for good (59-58) with 2:41 to play.

Watson has 11 double-doubles in points and rebounds this season, and 49 in his collegiate career. He is averaging 14.4 points a game and leads the ACC with an average of 10.6 rebounds a game.

Freshman guard Jarrett Jack of Georgia Tech was named the ACC Rookie of the Week.

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