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Brown & Black Earn Christmas Week Menís Basketball Honors
December 23, 2013
A pair of seniors - Markel Brown (Oklahoma State) and Tarik Black (Kansas) - have earned early holiday presents, being named the most recent Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week. Both student-athletes are recognized for the first time in their careers.

Markel Brown, Oklahoma State, G, Sr., 6-3, 190, Alexandria, La./Peabody
Brown averaged 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds as Oklahoma State recorded wins over Delaware State (75-43) and Colorado (78-73). The senior guard turned in his top performance against the No. 20 Buffaloes, recording his third career double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds. He also had 14 points in the win over DSU. For the week, Brown shot 61.1 percent (11-of-18) and connected on 14-of-17 (.824) from the free throw line while adding four assists, three steals and just two turnovers in 59 minutes. The scoring effort versus CU moved him into the top 20 on the OSU career scoring list.

Tarik Black, Kansas, F, Sr., 6-9, 260, Memphis, Tenn./University of Memphis
Black finished with a career-high 17 points as Kansas won its only game of the week, an 86-64 victory over Georgetown. The senior forward made all five field goals attempts en route to scoring more points than he had in the previous six games combined. He was also 7-of-9 (.778) from the charity stripe and added six rebounds, one assist and two blocked shots in 20 minutes. Black needs six points to reach the 1,000-point plateau for his career.

2013-14 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards

  Player Newcomer
Nov. 11 Naz Long, Iowa State, G, So. DeAndre Kane, Iowa State, G, Sr.
    Ryan Spangler, Oklahoma, F, So.
Nov. 18 Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, F, Sr. Andrew Wiggins, Kansas, G, Fr.
  Perry Ellis, Kansas, F, So.  
Nov. 25 Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, G, So. DeAndre Kane, Iowa State, G, Sr.
Dec. 2 Cory Jefferson, Baylor, F, Sr. Joel Embiid, Kansas, C, Fr.
Dec. 9 Dustin Hogue, Iowa State, F, Jr. Kenny Chery, Baylor, G, Jr.
    Ryan Spangler, Oklahoma, F, So.
Dec. 16 Georges Niang, Iowa State, F, So. Jordan Woodard, Oklahoma, G, Fr.
Dec. 23 Markel Brown, Oklahoma State, G, Sr. Tarik Black, Kansas, F, Sr.



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