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Texas’ Marcus Carr Named Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of Week

Texas guard Marcus Carr was named the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the eighth week of the 2022-23 season.

Baylor guard Keyonte George was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

Each picked up their second honor of the season.

 

In Texas’ two victories last week, Carr averaged 27 points, 3 assists, and 3 steals.

In his 41-point performance against Texas A&M-Commerce, Carr did the following:

Tied the school record for most 3-point FG made in a game, equaling the mark of 10 set by Al Coleman vs. Kansas State on Jan. 12, 1997;

Gave Texas its 40-point performance since Reggie Freeman scored 43 in a home win against Fresno State on Dec. 14, 1996;

Tied his collegiate career high in scoring. He also had 41 while playing for Minnesota at Nebraska on Feb. 27, 2021;

 

Set career highs in field goals made and 3-point field goals made;

Tied the school record for most points scored in a half (33) and set the school record for most points scored in a first half.

Against Oklahoma on Saturday, Carr had a team-high 13 points, along with two assists and four steals, which tied his career high. His turnaround jumper in the lane with 48 seconds left gave the Longhorns the lead for good.

George averaged 18.5 points last week, as Baylor was without guard LJ Cryer. George scored 21 points in Baylor’s first post-Christmas game against Nicholls State. In the loss to Iowa State, George scored 16 points, with 15 of those coming in the second half.

 

Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

Nov. 14: Adam Flagler, Baylor, G, Sr.

Nov. 21: LJ Cryer, BU, G, Jr.

Nov. 28: Markquis Nowell, Kansas State, G, Sr.

Dec. 5: Jalen Wilson, Kansas, F, Sr.

Dec. 12: Tre Mitchell, West Virginia, F, Sr.

Dec. 19: Marcus Carr, Texas, G, Sr.

Dec. 27: Emanuel Miller, TCU, F, Sr.

Jan. 2: Marcus Carr, Texas, G, Sr.

Big 12 Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week

Nov. 14: Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State, F, Sr.

Nov. 21: Gradey Dick, Kansas, G, Fr.

Nov. 28: Jaren Holmes, Iowa State, G, Sr.

Dec. 5: Keyonte George, Baylor, G, Fr.; Gradey Dick, Kansas, G, Fr.

Dec. 12: Grant Sherfield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.

Dec. 19: Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State, F, Sr.

Dec. 27: Nae’Qwan Tomlin, Kansas State, F, Jr. and Grant Sherfield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.

Jan. 2: Keyonte George, Baylor, G, Fr.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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