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Morris & Ratliffe Named Menís Basketball Weekly Award Winners
November 29, 2010

Marcus Morris (Kansas) and Ricardo Ratliffe (Missouri) have been selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of November 22-28 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference.  It is the first weekly accolade for both student-athletes.

Marcus Morris, Kansas, Jr., F, 6-9, 235, Philadelphia, Pa./Prep Chareter/APEX Academy [N.J.]
Morris led the Jayhawks to three victories last week, as KU posted wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (82-41), Ohio (98-41) and Arizona (87-79).  The junior forward averaged 18.0 points and 7.3 rebounds, while shooting 62.5 percent (20-of-32) from the field.  He shot at least 50 percent in each outing, while also connecting on 3-of-6 from 3-point range during the week.  Morris tied his career-high with 26 points  versus Ohio, making 11-of-14 shots from the floor.  He leads Kansas in scoring this season with 19.0 points per game (fourth in the Big 12) and has been the team's top point producer in five of six contests.

Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, Jr., F, 6-8, 240, Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan/Central Florida CC
Ratliffe recorded two double-doubles and narrowly missed a third as Missouri had three wins against Wyoming (72-62), La Salle (83-71) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (91-63).  The junior forward had 10.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per game in his three outings, including a season-high 14 boards in the victory over La Salle.  He was named to the Cancun Challenge All-Tournament Team after averaging 11.0 points and 13.0 boards in just 22.5 minutes of action.  Ratliffe is third in the Big 12 in rebounding (9.6 per game) and ranks seventh in field goal percentage (.520). 

2010-11 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards

Date Player Rookie
Nov. 15      Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So.               Jake Anderson, Iowa State, G, Sr. 
Nov. 22 Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So.  Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, Fr./Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, G, Fr.
Nov. 29 Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr.  Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr. 

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