Black Collects First Big 12 Weekly Honor
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Thanks to a team-leading effort to help Kansas down Georgetown Saturday, senior forward Tarik Black was awarded Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Week honors Monday morning.
The award marks the first Big 12 weekly accolade of Black’s career and makes him the fourth different Jayhawk to be recognized by the league this season. He joins freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, who have also been named Big 12 Newcomers of the Week this season, and sophomore forward Perry Ellis, who was the co-Big 12 Player of the Week last month.
Black finished with 17 points, his most as a Jayhawk, as Kansas won its only game of the week, a convincing 86-64 victory over Georgetown. The Memphis native made all five field goals attempts en route to scoring more points than he had in the previous six games
combined. He was also 7-of-9 (.778) from the charity stripe and added six rebounds, one assist and two blocked shots in 20 minutes. Black needs six points to reach the 1,000-point plateau for his career.
Kansas will take a holiday break, then host Toledo on Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. on Jayhawk IMG TV and close out non-conference play when San Diego State comes to Allen Fieldhouse on Jan. 5. That game will be televised on CBS and will start at either 12:30 or 3:30 p.m., depending on the NFL playoffs.
2013-14 Kansas Big 12 Players of the Week
Nov. 18 – Perry Ellis (Co-Player); Andrew Wiggins (Newcomer)
Dec. 2 – Joel Embiid (Newcomer)
Dec. 23 – Tarik Black (Newcomer)
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