PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Rodney McGruder, Kansas State, G, Sr., 6-4, 205, Washington, D.C./Arlington Country Day [Fla.]
McGruder helped K-State earn its first true road win of the season with a 65-62 victory at George Washington on Saturday. The senior guard, playing in front of 60-65 friends and family in his hometown, recorded his fifth career double-double. He had 15 points and 11 rebounds on 6-of-18 shooting in 39 minutes of action. It marked season highs in rebounds and minutes played for the Washington, D.C.-native as he also hit 3-of-6 from 3-point range with one assist and one steal.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Aaric Murray, West Virginia, C, Jr., 6-10, 245, Philadelphia, Pa./Glen Mills School/La Salle
Murray averaged 11.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the Mountaineers. The junior center began with 10 rebounds and seven points along with two blocks in a 69-59 victory over in-state rival Marshall. He followed that performance with 15 points, seven boards, one block and one steal as WVU handed Virginia Tech its first loss of the season, 68-67. He shot 52.9 percent from the field for the week, including 50.0 percent from 3-point territory, averaging 27.5 minutes.
2012-13 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
|Nov. 12||Cory Jefferson, Baylor, F, Jr.||Isaiah Austin, Baylor, C, Fr.
||Le'Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State, G/F, So.||Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.|
||Travis Releford, Kansas, G, Sr.||Amath M'Baye, Oklahoma, F, Jr.|
|Dec. 3||Jeff Withey, Kansas, C, Sr.||Will Clyburn, Iowa State, G, Sr.|
|Dec. 10||Rodney McGruder, Kansas State, G, Sr.||Aaric Murray, West Virginia, C, Jr.|