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Colorado guard Derrick White shoots over Xavier's Sean O'Mara on Wednesday.

University of Colorado senior guard Derrick White was named the Pac-12 Conference player of the week the league office announced on Monday.

It's the first Pac-12 weekly honor for White, in his first season in a Colorado uniform. For the Buffaloes, it's their eighth weekly honor since joining the conference for the 2011-12 season.

White averaged 22.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists as the Buffaloes went 1-1 last week, defeating No. 13/14 Xavier 68-66 on Dec. 7 at home and dropping a 79-71 decision at BYU on Dec. 10. He shot 55.2 percent from the field overall (16-of-29) while hitting 6-of-12 from 3-point range.

Against Xavier, White scored a game-high 23 points while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out four assists. He hit a team season-high nine field goals, including three from 3-point range.

White scored a team-best 21 points on 7-of-12 from the field against BYU. He was 3-of-6 from the 3-point arc for the second straight game and hit all four of his free throw attempts.