Andrea Riley (Oklahoma State) was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week while Yvonne Anderson (Texas) and Adaora Elonu (Texas A&M) were selected co-Freshmen of the Week by a media voting panel for games of Dec. 15-21. Riley picked up her sixth career weekly honor. Elonu was recognized for the third time this season while Anderson earned her first award.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State, G, Jr, Dallas, Texas
Andrea Riley averaged 23.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 3.0 steals in OSU’s three victories last week. She scored 14 points, had four steals, six assists and five rebounds in the Cowgirls’ 58-48 win over Oral Roberts on Tuesday. She then earned tournament MVP honors after leading Oklahoma State to the championship of the Desert Draw in Las Vegas. The junior guard scored a season-high 35 points and matched her career high with 11 assists in a 75-72 win over Southern Miss. She followed that with 22 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and a pair of steals against UNLV in the championship game.
With her totals from last week, Riley has four double-doubles on the season.
Phillips 66 Big 12 co-Freshmen of the Week
Yvonne Anderson, Texas, G, Columbia, Mo.
Yvonne Anderson tallied eight points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal in Texas’ 81-71 win over No. 21 Arizona State. She was one of four players to record a perfect performance from the free-throw, hitting all four of her attempts. Anderson is Texas’ leading scorer off the bench with an average of 7.4 ppg.
Adaora Elonu, Texas A&M, F, Houston, Texas
Adaora Elonu turned in her fourth double-digit game of the season with 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting in a 64-50 victory over No. 24 TCU. She also added a career-high two blocked shots along with two steals and four rebounds in 24 minutes of action. Elonu has reached double figures in three of her last four contests and ranks third on the team in scoring (7.8 ppg) and rebounding (5.8 rpg) which is third-and second-best, respectively, among Big 12 Conference freshmen leaders.