Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards
IRVING, TEXAS - Senior Acie Law (Texas A&M) and freshman Kevin Durant (Texas) have been selected as Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week for games of Jan. 29-Feb. 4 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Law earns his first player honor of the season, while Durant extends his league-record to eight weekly conference accolades in 2006-07.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Acie Law, Texas A&M, G, Sr., 6-3, 195, Dallas, Texas/Kimball
Law wins the award after leading Texas A&M to two victories, including a 69-66 win at No. 6 Kansas. The senior guard had a game-high 23 points versus the Jayhawks, including 10 of the Aggies’ final 13 points in the last 3:30 of the game. He made 9-of-18 (.500) field goals against KU, with seven assists and two steals. Earlier in the week, he helped the Aggies to a 73-49 tally over Iowa State by scoring 13 points with seven assists. Law averaged 18.0 points and 7.0 assists in the two games, while shooting 44.8 percent (13-of-29) from the floor and 88.9 percent (8-of-9) from the free throw line.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Kevin Durant, Texas, F/G, Fr., 6-9, 225, Suitland, Md./Montrose Christian School
Durant averaged 34.5 points, 16.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in the Longhorns’ 1-1 week. The freshman began with 37 points and 23 rebounds at Texas Tech as UT recorded a 76-64 victory. He is the first freshman in Big 12 history to record 20+ points and 20+ rebounds in the same game. He followed with 32 points, nine rebounds and five blocks in 36 minutes in a 73-72 loss to Kansas State. Durant shot 28-of-50 (.560) from the floor in the two contests, including 7-of-13 (.538) from 3-point range. He has been named rookie of the week five times, tying the conference record (Clifton Clark, Texas A&M, 1998-99) for that honor.