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Missouri Sweeps Menís Basketball Weekly Honors
December 06, 2010

Teammates Marcus Denmon and Ricardo Ratliffe (Missouri) have been selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of November 29-December 5 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference.  It is the first weekly recognition for Denmon, while Ratliffe is named top rookie for the second consecutive week.

Marcus Denmon, Missouri, Jr., G, 6-3, 185, Kansas City, Mo./Hogan Prep

Denmon had a career week as the Tigers dropped a 111-102 overtime decision to No. 14 Georgetown before winning at Oregon (83-80).  The junior guard averaged 23.0 points and 7.0 rebounds, finishing with 46 points on just 19 total shots in two contests.  He scored a career-high 27 points versus the Hoyas on 10-of-12 shots from the floor, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range.  He followed that by again missing only two field goals, connecting on 5-of-7 from the field against the Ducks.  He shot 78.9 percent on the week, including 72.7 percent (8-of-11) from beyond the arc.  Denmon also made 8-of-9 from the free throw line with three assists and three steals.

Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, Jr., F, 6-8, 240, Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan/Central Florida CC

Ratliffe averaged 15.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in the Tigers' two games.  The junior forward started with a career-high 22 points against Georgetown to go along with seven rebounds.  He was 9-of-16 (.563) from the floor in that contest.   He then posted 11 points in the win at Oregon, missing just one shot (5-of-6) and adding four blocks.  He shot 63.6 percent (14-of-22) on the week and made 5-of-6 (.833) from the free throw line.  Ratliffe has shot 50 percent or better in each of his last three outings and in six of seven games overall in 2010-11.

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. 
Dec. 6 Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, Jr.  Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr. 

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