Feb. 6, 2012
IRVING, Texas –Baylor men’s basketball junior Pierre Jackson was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week for games of Jan. 30-Feb. 6 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Jackson earned top rookie recognition for the second time in four weeks.
Jackson, one of 11 finalists for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award, averaged 15.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists as Baylor improved to 10-1 away from home this season following road wins at Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. He started with 14 points at Texas A&M, including the eventual game-winning 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining before hitting two free throws to seal the 63-60 victory. He followed with 16 points and four assists at Oklahoma State to help Baylor to its first victory in Stillwater since February 2003.
The Las Vegas native has been a part of five go-ahead, game-tying or game-winning plays this season. He has made at least two 3-pointers in nine straight games and ranks second on the team in scoring with a 14.7 points-per-game average. He is tied for the conference lead in assists (5.9), while also leading Baylor in steals (1.8) and 3-point field goal percentage (47.3).
Baylor (21-2, 8-2), which is 21-2 to start the season for the first time since 1945-46, is in a three-way tie for first place with Kansas and Missouri atop the Big 12 Conference standings. Baylor returns home Wednesday to host Kansas (18-5, 8-2) at 6:03 p.m. CST on ESPN2 before traveling to Columbia, Mo., to face Missouri (21-2, 8-2) on Saturday.
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