No conference in the nation has more semifinalists as Baylor forward Johnathan Motley and Kansas guards Frank Mason III and Josh Jackson are three of the 10 standouts in the running for the 2017 Naismith Men's College Player of the Year Trophy, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced.
Fifty-nine student-athletes have been awarded the 2017 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the Big 12 Conference's highest academic honor.
Tournament seeds are up for grabs with only two games left in conference play.
Kansas and Iowa State extended their winning streaks to a combined 11 games, leading to Monté Morris and Josh Jackson earning the latest Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week awards.
No. 3 Kansas clinched sole possession of the Big 12 Conference regular season title with a 77-67 victory over Texas at the Frank Erwin Center.
The 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Team features 26 student-athletes.
Listen to the coaches teleconference live starting at 9:52 a.m. CT on Thursday's. The teleconference will be archived on Big12Sports.com by 2 p.m. CT.
Two of the hottest teams in the Big 12, Oklahoma State (winners of eight of the last nine) and Kansas (won six of seven), boast this week's Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week.
Kansas men's basketball head coach Bill Self is one of 14 finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Frank Mason III (Kansas) and Nina Davis (Baylor) are named finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. The honor is given to a men's and women's basketball student-athlete who excels both on and off the court.
Kansas guard Josh Jackson has been named the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week for the second time this season, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and the Wayman Tisdale Award committee announced on Tuesday.
Two guards that led helped their teams continue to lead the Big 12 - Josh Jackson (Kansas) and Manu Lecomte (Baylor) - are this week's Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week.