For the sixth time in 10 weeks, Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week.
TCU basketball dropped to No. 24 in the AP rankings on Monday after a week that featured two overtime losses in Big 12 play. With six awards he ties former Sooner Blake Griffin's Big 12 record for most by any player in the 2008-09 season. Texas Tech came in at No. 8 after losing to the Sooners, but beating the Mountaineers.
In two of the weeks Young wasn't named player of the week, he was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, giving him a weekly conference honor in eight of the 10 weeks so far. He also leads the country in assists, averaging 10 per game.
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In the win over TCU, Young shot 10-of-18 from 3-point range, sinking the most treys of the Lon Kruger era and coming within one make of tying the program record (11 by Brent Price in 1990). Young also earned newcomer of the week on November 20 and December 4, when he failed to win player of the week.
Five Big 12 teams were ranked this week, with Oklahoma leading the pack at No. 6.