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KU's Udoka Azubuike earns Big 12 player of the week honor

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Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) dunks against TCU during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. Kansas won 60-46. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) dunks against TCU during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. Kansas won 60-46. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) by Associated Press

The Kansas men's basketball team has a stranglehold on the Big 12 Player of the Week honors.

For the third week in a row, the award has gone to a Jayhawk, with Udoka Azubuike winning this week's honor after back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Texas and TCU last week.

Azubuike, who also won the award two weeks ago, joins teammate Devon Dotson (Feb. 3) in helping Kansas sweep the conference's last three player of the week awards.

The two preseason all-Big 12 selections have now earned five of the 14 Big 12 POW awards this season, with Dotson earning the nod three times and Azubuike twice.

Azubuike posted back-to-back double-doubles with 17 points and 12 rebounds against Texas followed by 20 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks at TCU.

The senior center recorded 11 dunks on his 18 field goals, including nine of 10 at TCU.

Azubuike became the sixth Big 12 player in league history to post at least 20 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks in a conference game with his performance against the Horned Frogs.

The 7-footer from Delta, Nigeria now has 10 double-doubles on the season, which is tied for the league lead, and his five in Big 12 play rank first.

Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors 2019-20

Player of the Week

Nov. 11: Tyrese Haliburton, Iowa State, G, So.

Nov. 18: Kristian Doolittle, Oklahoma, F, Sr.

Nov. 25: Jared Butler, Baylor, G, So.

Dec. 2: Devon Dotson, Kansas, G, So.

Dec. 9: Freddie Gillespie, Baylor, F, Sr.

Dec. 16: Devon Dotson, Kansas, G, So.

Dec. 23: Kristian Doolittle, Oklahoma, F, Sr.

Dec. 30: Cartier Diarra, K-State, G, Jr.

Jan. 6: Tyrese Haliburton, Iowa State, G, So.

Jan. 13: Jared Butler, Baylor, G, So.

Jan. 20: Kyler Edwards, Texas Tech, G, So.

Jan. 27: Udoka Azubuike, Kansas, C, Sr.

Feb. 3: Devon Dotson, Kansas, G, So.

Feb. 10: Udoka Azubuike, Kansas, C, Sr.

Newcomer of the Week

Nov. 11: TJ Holyfield, Texas Tech, F, Sr.

Nov. 18: Oscar Tshiebwe, West Virginia, F, Fr.

Nov. 25: Jahmi’us Ramsey, Texas Tech, G, Fr.

Dec. 2: Oscar Tshiebwe, West Virginia, F, Fr.

Dec. 9: Rasir Bolton, Iowa State, G, So.

Dec. 16: Terrence Shannon, Jr., Texas Tech, G, Fr.

Dec. 23: Chris Clarke, Texas Tech, F, Sr.

Dec. 30: Miles McBride, West Virginia, G, Fr.

Jan. 6: Oscar Tshiebwe, West Virginia, F, Fr.

Jan. 13: MaCio Teague, Baylor, G, Jr. and Miles McBride, West Virginia, G, Fr.

Jan. 20: Isaiah Moss, Kansas, G, Sr.

Jan. 27: Rasir Bolton, Iowa State, G, So.

Feb. 3: Jahmi’us Ramsey, Texas Tech, G, Fr.

Feb. 10: MaCio Teague, Baylor, G, Jr.

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