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Texas’ Andrew Jones, Greg Brown Win Big 12 Awards

NCAA Basketball: Texas at West Virginia

Texas guard Andrew Jones and Texas freshman forward Greg Brown were named the Big 12 Player of the Week and the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for Jan. 11, respectively. 

Jones won the Player of the Week award for the first time this season, as he averaged 19.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game. The Longhorns went 2-0 last week and retained their No. 4 ranking in the AP Top 25 Men’s Basketball poll. While Jones scored a career-high 23 points against Iowa State last Tuesday, his performance against West Virginia on Saturday was particularly clutch. He scored 16 points against the Mountaineers, became the 39th player in Texas history to score at least 1,000 career points and hit the game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds to secure the victory

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The performance came three years to the day that Texas head coach Shaka Smart had to tell his team that Jones was diagnosed with leukemia. 

Brown, a freshman, won the Newcomer of the Week award for the second time this season. Brown averaged a double-double for the week (13.5 points and 11.5 rebounds) and tied a career-high 14 rebounds against the Mountaineers. He shot 50 percent for the week.

Big 12 Player of the Week 

Nov. 30 – Derek Culver, West Virginia, F, Jr. 

Dec. 7 – Matt Coleman III, Texas, G, Sr. 

Dec. 14 – RJ Nembhard, TCU, G, Jr. 

Dec. 21 – Kevin Samuel, TCU, C, Jr. 

Dec. 28 – Christian Braun, Kansas, G, So. 

Jan. 4 – Umoja Gibson, Oklahoma, G, Jr. 

Jan. 11 – Andrew Jones, Texas, G, Jr. 

Big 12 Newcomer of the Week 

Nov. 30 – Mike Miles, TCU, G, Fr. 

Dec. 7 – Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State, G, Fr. 

Dec. 14 – Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State, G, Fr. 

Dec. 21 – Greg Brown, Texas, F, Fr. 

Dec. 28 – Mike Miles, TCU, G, Fr. 

Jan. 4 – Umoja Gibson, Oklahoma, G, Jr. 

Jan. 11 – Greg Brown, Texas, F, Fr. 

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