WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Carlon Brown was a key factor the Colorado men's basketball team staying at the top of the Pac-12 standings week. And the conference certainly took notice.

The Buffs' senior guard was named the Pac-12 men's basketball Player of the Week on Monday. He is the first Buff to receive the honor in CU's inaugural season in the conference.

Brown led the Buffs to a sweep over Washington and Washington State last week, leading CU to the top of the Pac-12 standings as the only remaining unbeaten team in conference play.

Brown led the team with 18 points on Thursday in Colorado's 87-69 defeat of the Huskies, scoring 13 in the first half on 7-of-11 shooting (.636) and a 3-of-3 performance from three-point range.

On Saturday, he kept the Cougars at bay with a game-high 28 points--including 18 in the second half--in a 71-60 victory over WSU. Brown hit a career-best six 3-pointers, went 9-for-16 from the field (.563) and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds.