Alexander Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
IRVING, Texas – Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week in a vote by a media panel which covers the league, the conference announced Monday.
Alexander led Kansas to two victories over top-25 foes as the Jayhawks defeated No. 18 Oklahoma (85-78) and won at No. 17 Texas (75-62). The Chicago forward averaged 14.0 points and 11.0 rebounds while shooting 55.6 percent (10-of-18) from the field. Alexander had his second double-double of the year versus OU, finishing with 13 points and a career-best 13 boards. He had a team-high 15 points at UT, while grabbing nine rebounds. It marks the first time in 2014-15 that Alexander has scored in double digits in consecutive contests.
This is the third time this season a Jayhawk has been named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. Freshman Kelly Oubre, Jr., has been named twice on Dec. 22 and last week on Jan. 19. KU has had two or more student-athletes named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week each of the last three seasons and six of the last seven years.
Kansas (16-3, 5-1 Big 12) begins three games in six days at TCU (14-5, 1-5) on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. (Central) on ESPNU.
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