Fresh off two wins over SEC opponents, Baylor’s Taurean Prince and Dean Wade of Kansas State are the recipients of the latest Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week awards. It marks the first weekly accolades for both student-athletes.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Taurean Prince, Baylor, F, 6-8, 220, Sr., San Antonio, Texas/Earl Warren
Prince led Baylor to a 2-0 record last week as the Bears recorded wins over No. 13 Vanderbilt and Prairie View A&M. The senior forward had his best game of the week againt the Commodores, finishing with a career-high 30 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals. He had 10 straight points for BU during one stretch en route to his final scoring total matching the most points by any Big 12 player this season. The 30-point outing was also the most by a Baylor athlete since March 14, 2013 (Pierre Jackson). For the week, Prince averaged 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 30 minutes per contest.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Dean Wade, Kansas State, F, 6-10, 225, Fr., St. John, Kan./St. John
Playing in his first true road game, Wade hit the game-winning jumper with 4.3 seconds lef to lift K-State to a 68-66 win over Georgia in the Wildcats’ lone contest of the week. The freshman forward scored 16 of his 17 points in the second half on 6-of-8 shooting, including one 3-pointer, over 13 minutes. He gave Kansas State a 66-65 edge with 53 seconds left before the Bulldogs tied it 24 seconds later prior to his game-winning jumper. Wade’s 17 points in the contest were a team high as he completed 6-of-13 from the field with six rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot. He is second on the team in scoring this season with 12.6 points per game.
2015-16 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards
|Date||Player of the Week||Newcomer of the Week|
|November 16||Rico Gathers, Baylor, F, Sr.||Vladimir Brodziansky, TCU, F, So.|
|Wesley Iwundu, Kansas State, F, Jr.|
|November 23||Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.||Chris Olivier, Oklahoma State, F, Sr.|
|November 30||Monté Morris, Iowa State, G, Jr.||Eric Davis Jr., Texas, G, Fr.|
|Wayne Selden Jr., Kansas, G, Jr.|
|December 7||Taurean Prince, Baylor, F, Sr.||Dean Wade, Kansas State, F, Fr.|