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By: CUBuffs.com
Jeffery, Roberson Named CU Athletes of the Week
Release: December 18, 2012
By: Paul Swenson, Student Assistant SID

BOULDER - Women's basketball's Chucky Jeffery and men's basketball's Andre Roberson were awarded with CU Athlete of the Week honors on Tuesday for their play during the week of Dec. 10-16.  CU's Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Silk®, Horizon® and International Delight®.

Jeffery led the Buffaloes to a two-win week with victories over Denver and No. 8 Louisville.

In front of a season-high crowd of 3,408, Jeffery had a season-high 22 points and added seven rebounds, four assists and a steal against Louisville on Friday night.  She also recorded season highs in 3-pointers (2-of-5) and free throws (8-of-10).

Against Denver on Dec. 11, she recorded 14 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and two steals.  It marked her second double-double of the season and her 22nd of her career, which is tied for the fifth most on CU's all-time list.

Jeffery was named espnW National Player of the Week and the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

The woman's basketball team is now 9-0 and is ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press poll after their win over Louisville, which was CU's first victory over a top 10 team in over 10 years.  

Roberson scored a game-high 17 points and had a career-best 20 rebounds in the men's basketball team's 50-43 win over Fresno State on Wednesday, the Buffs' lone game of the week.  Against the Bulldogs, Roberson shot 7-of-12 from the field (58.3 percent) with three assists and one steal.  It was Roberson's 30th career double-double.

Roberson grabbed 10 rebounds in each half, becoming the first CU player to have 20 boards in more than a decade; Stephane Pelle was the previous one when he had 21 against Stetson on Nov. 24, 2002.  It was also the 17th 20-rebound performance in CU history, the third 20-rebound achievement in a road game in school history, and is tied for the fourth-most in a game away from home.

It was the first 20-rebound outing in a true road game in almost 52 years as Roger Voss had 27 at Missouri on Feb. 4, 1961, and it was the most away from home since Jamahl Mosley had 20 versus Baylor at the Big 12 Championships in Kansas City on March 8, 2001.

Roberson was also named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday for his performance.

With Colorado holding Fresno State to 43 points, it marked the sixth time in the Tad Boyle era in which the Buffs held an opponent to under 50 points.  The win was also the Buffaloes' first true road win of the season and improves their record to 8-2, matching CU's best start since the 2001-02 season.

This is Jeffery's first and Roberson's third CU Athlete of the Week award of the season. 

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