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Mitchell, Harmon, McClung Take Big 12 Weekly Awards

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Baylor guard Davion Mitchell and Oklahoma guard De’Vion Harmon shared Big 12 Player of the Week honors, while Texas Tech guard Mac McClung was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for Feb. 1.

Against Kansas State, Mitchell dropped 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, along with two rebounds and five assists. It was a reminder that, for the season, he’s averaged 12 points per game. On Saturday against Auburn, Mitchell had 13 points and seven assists. Mitchell extended his Big 12 lead with 5.9 assists per game and remains second with 2.1 steals.

Harmon has been the primary driver of OU’s rise in the Top 25. The Sooners beat Top 10 teams twice last week — Texas and Alabama. Against the Longhorns, Harmon scored 13 points, with six rebounds. Then, against Alabama, he scored 18 points, with four rebounds and four assists. The Sooners played without two starters against Alabama, including Austin Reaves, and Harmon stepped up. Harmon leads the Sooners in scoring during their current five-game winning streak.

 

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McClung had another big week for the Red Raiders. In the loss to West Virginia, he scored 30 points, along with two steals. Then, in the win against LSU on Saturday, McClung scored 22 points and grabbed five rebounds to help the Red Raiders score the final 12 points of the game. In fact, McClung had a steal to set up Terrence Shannon Jr.’s go-ahead basket. McClung averaged 26 points for the week and is now averaging 17.5 ppg for the season. He has scored over 20 points in four straight games and in eight overall.

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.

Jan. 18 – Mac McClung, Texas Tech, G, Jr.

Jan. 25 – Jared Butler, Baylor, G, Jr.

Feb. 1 – Davion Mitchell, Baylor, G, Jr. and De’Vion Harmon, Oklahoma, G, So.

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.

Jan. 18 — Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.

Jan. 25 – Elijah Harkless, Oklahoma, G, Jr.

Feb. 1 — Mac McClung, Texas Tech, G, Jr.

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