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Page, Kabongo Chosen For Men's Basketball Weekly Honors
February 20, 2012
Senior guard Keiton Page (Oklahoma State) and freshman guard Myck Kabongo (Texas) have been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of Feb. 13-19 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference. It is the first career honor for Page, while Kabongo captures his second rookie accolade of the year.

Keiton Page, Oklahoma State, Sr., G, 5-9, 165, Pawnee, Okla./Pawnee
Page averaged a Big 12-best 31.5 points as Oklahoma State split games with Missouri and Texas. The senior guard began with 23 points on 52.9 percent shooting as the Cowboys dropped a 83-65 decision to No. 3 Mizzou. He followed that performance with a career-high 40 points in OSU's 90-78 victory over the Longhorns. In that game, he converted 8-of-14 (.571) from the floor, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range. The point total tied for the highest by a Cowboy player in a game in Big 12 history. Page also connected on 20-of-20 free throws, setting a Big 12 record for most free throws without a miss. The 20 made free throws also matched the conference record. For the week, he shot 54.8 percent from the field and 52.9 percent from beyond the arc with zero turnovers in 73 minutes of action.

Myck Kabongo, Texas, Fr., G, 6-1, 169, Toronto, Ontario, Canada/St. Benedict's Prep [N.J.]
Kabongo finished the week with 17.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game as Texas won at Oklahoma (69-58) before falling at Oklahoma State. The freshman guard had 13 points, seven assists and four rebounds at OU and was perfect from the free-throw line (6-of-6). He then set career highs in points (22), field goals made (8) and 3-pointers (3) at OSU in 30 minutes of play. He shot 57.9 percent from the field last week while making 4-of-6 (.667) from 3-point range. He was also 9-of-11 (.818) from the charity stripe. Kabongo leads the team in assists (5.0 apg) while ranking second in steals (32) and third in scoring (10.3 ppg). He has recorded at least five assists in 14 of 27 games and reach double figures in scoring in 16 contests.

2011-12 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards

Player   Rookie
Nov. 14    J'Covan Brown, Texas, G, Jr.     Royce White, Iowa State, F, So.
Nov. 21 J'Covan Brown, Texas, G, Jr.       Cezar Guerrero, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.  
Nov. 28 Thomas Robinson, Kansas, F, Jr.    Chris Babb, Iowa State, G, Jr.
Dec. 5 Jamar Samuels, Kansas State, F, Sr.   Myck Kabongo, Texas, G, Fr.
Dec. 12 Thomas Robinson, Kansas, F, Jr. Thomas Gipson, Kansas State, F, Fr.
Dec. 19 Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, So.
Steven Pledger, Oklahoma, G, Jr.
Jaylen Bond, Texas, F, Fr.
Dec. 26 Rodney McGruder, Kansas State, G, Jr.  Brady Heslip, Baylor, G, So.
Jan. 2
Thomas Robinson, Kansas, F, Jr. Jordan Tolbert, Texas Tech, F, Jr.
Jan. 9
Travis Releford, Kansas, G, Jr.
Royce White, Iowa State, F, So
Jan. 16 Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, So.
Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas, G, Sr.
Pierre Jackson, Baylor, G, Jr.
Jan. 23 Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Sr. Tyrus McGee, Iowa State, G, Jr.
Jan. 30 Steven Pledger, Oklahoma, G, Jr. Le'Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State, G/F, Fr.
Feb. 6 Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, Sr. Pierre Jackson, Baylor, G, Jr.
Feb. 13 Jeff Withey, Kansas, C, Jr. Chris Allen, Iowa State, G, Sr.
Feb. 20 Keiton Page, Oklahoma State, G, Sr. Myck Kabongo, Texas, G, Fr.
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