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TARKANIAN HONORED; YOUNGBLOOD ALL-BIG WEST

Despite his troubles off the court, UNLV's Jerry Tarkanian was chosen Big West Conference coach of the year for the seventh time in 10 years.

Tarkanian, whose team ended its season with a 26-2 record but is ineligible for postseason play, shared the honor with UC Santa Barbara coach Jerry Pimm.UCSB senior Lucius Davis was named the Big West player of the year.

The rest of the all-conference team included junior swingman Lucious Harris of Long Beach State, junior guard J.R. Rider of UNLV, senior center Elmore Spencer of UNLV, senior guard Dell Demps of Pacific and senior swingman Kendall Youngblood of Utah State.