Baylor Sweeps Menís Basketball Weekly Accolades
Courtesy: Big12Sports.com
          Release: 02/15/2010
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Baylor teammates LaceDarius Dunn and Ekpe Udoh have been selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of Feb. 8-14 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference.  Dunn earns his third player honor this season, while Udoh captures top rookie recognition for the third time.  It is the second time this year the duo has won weekly accolades in the same week.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr., 6-4, 205, Monroe, La./Excelsior Christian
Dunn averaged a team-best 18.0 points and 6.0 rebounds as Baylor recorded wins at Nebraska (55-53) and over Missouri (64-62).  The junior guard started with a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds at NU, as Baylor snapped a four-game road losing streak in the month of February.  He followed up with a 17-point, five-rebound effort in the victory over the Tigers.   In two games, Dunn made 10-of-28 (.357) field goals, including 5-of-17 (.294) from 3-point range.  He also converted 91.7 percent (11-of-12) from the free throw line.  He currently sits atop the career free throw percentage list at BU with an .835 mark. 

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr., 6-10, 240, Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe
Udoh hit two game-winning shots last week in the Baylor victories.  The junior forward connected on a hook shot with 26 seconds remaining in the Nebraska game to provide the Bears the final margin.  Against Missouri, he converted a tip-in on a missed free throw by Dunn with 1.3 seconds left to lift BU to the victory.  In two games, Udoh averaged 7.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in 34.0 minutes per contest. He established a school single-season record by blocking his 100th shot, including six rejections versus the Huskers.  He leads the Big 12 in blocks and ranks second in rebounds with 10.3 per game this season.

2009-10 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards

  Player Rookie
Nov. 16 LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr. David Tairu, Texas Tech, G, Jr.
Nov. 23    
Craig Brackins, Iowa State, F, Jr. Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.    
Nov. 30 Damion James, Texas, G/F, Sr. Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.
Dec. 7 John Roberson, Texas Tech, G, Jr.    
Xavier Henry, Kansas, G, Fr.
Dec. 14 Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, G, Jr. Xavier Henry, Kansas, G, Fr.
Dec. 21 Dexter Pittman, Texas, C, Sr.     Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Dec. 28 Kim English, Missouri, G, So. Michael Dixon, Missouri, G, Fr.
Jan. 4
LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr. Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.

Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, Jr.
Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.    
Jan. 11
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr. Avery Bradley, Texas, G, Fr.
Jan. 18 Damion James, Texas, G/F, Sr. Marcus Relphorde, Colorado, G, Jr.
    Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Jan. 25 James Anderson, Oklahoma State, G, Jr. Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Feb. 1 Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, Jr. Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma, G, Fr.
Feb. 8 Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G, Sr. Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma, G, Fr.
Feb. 15 LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr. Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.

 

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