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Monday, January 26, 2015

Cliff Alexander named Big 12 Newcomer of Week

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) throws down a dunk against Oklahoma during the second half on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) throws down a dunk against Oklahoma during the second half on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Back-to-back productive outings from Kansas University freshman backup power forward Cliff Alexander earned him Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday morning.

A 6-foot-8 freshman from Chicago, Alexander led Kansas to two wins over top-25 teams, as the Jayhawks knocked off Oklahoma at home, and went down to Texas for another win that put them in sole possession of first place in the league.

Alexander averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds, and hit 55.6 percent of his shots in the two KU wins. He had his second double-double of the season against OU: 13 points and a career-high 13 boards.

The freshman big man’s 15 points led Kansas at UT, and he added nine boards. It marked the first time this season Alexander scored in double figures two games in a row.

The honor made it the second week in a row a Jayhawk won the league’s newcomer award. Kelly Oubre Jr., a two-time recipient this season, picked it up the previous week.

Comments

Karen Mansfield-Stewart 3 years, 8 months ago

Way to go Cliff! Keep that motor running and I'm sure it won't be the last.

Brent Cagle 3 years, 8 months ago

Two weeks running, let's keep it up!

Also, Brannen Greene deserved co-Big 12 Player of the Week over Nino Williams. He didn't put up as many points as Williams, but he was pivotal in both victories over OU and Texas, whereas KSU split last week.

Bill French 3 years, 8 months ago

LOVE THE CLIFF WITH THE MOTOR GOING FULL SPEED !

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