Herb Sendek named Pac 10 coach of the year

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Arizona State head basketball coach Herb Sendek talks to reporters at the Pac-10 NCAA college basketball media day in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By Reed Saxon Arizona State head basketball coach Herb Sendek talks to reporters at the Pac-10 NCAA college basketball media day in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By Reed Saxon

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) -- California guard Jerome Randle has been picked as the Pac-10 player of the year.

Randle averaged 18.7 points and 4.5 assists per game. He helped the Golden Bears win their first conference title in 50 years.

In other awards handed out by the league on Monday, Arizona forward Derrick Williams was picked as the league's top freshman,
Arizona State's Herb Sendek was selected as the coach of the year, Oregon State's Seth Tarver was named defensive player of the year, and Southern California's Nikola Vucevic won most improved player.

The awards are voted on by the league's coaches.