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Jefferson Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Cory Jefferson had double-doubles in both games last week.

Cory Jefferson had double-doubles in both games last week.

Feb. 24, 2014

IRVING, Texas - Baylor men's basketball senior forward Cory Jefferson has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, as voted on by a panel of media members and announced Monday by the league office.

Jefferson, who picked up his second Big 12 Player of the Week award this season, tied LaceDarius Dunn for the school record with three career Big 12 Player of the Week honors. Jefferson was also honored on Dec. 2 this season and Nov. 12 a season ago.

A Killeen, Texas, native, Jefferson led Baylor to wins at home against Oklahoma State and on the road at West Virginia, extending the Bears' winning streak to four games. He recorded double-doubles in both games, averaging 20.0 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks during the week. He's now tied for the Big 12 lead with 10 double-doubles on the season, and he ranks seventh in Baylor history with 21 career double-doubles.

Jefferson hit 8-of-12 field goals and 8-of-11 free throws on his way to 25 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks in 40 minutes played in Monday's overtime win against Oklahoma State. He hit a 3-pointer on the first possession of overtime, giving Baylor a lead it would not relinquish.

In Saturday's game at West Virginia, Jefferson had 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks in 31 minutes played. That game was Baylor's fourth straight win, which is the second-longest Big 12 winning streak in a single season in program history.

Jefferson needs just four points to become the 28th player in program history, and the 10th of the Scott Drew era, to score 1,000 career points.

Baylor returns to action when it travels to Austin to face Texas at 8 p.m. CT Wednesday on ESPNU. The Bears then come back to Waco to host their final two regular-season home games against Texas Tech (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.) and Iowa State (March 4, 6 p.m.).

BAYLOR BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOREES
1997 - Patrick Hunter (2/17)
1998 - Patrick Hunter (1/4)
1998 - Brian Skinner (1/11)
1999 - Kish Lewis (11/24)
2000 - Terry Black (1/3)
2001 - Terry Black (2/19)
2003 - Lawrence Roberts (2/17)
2008 - Curtis Jerrells (11/19)
2008 - Kevin Rogers (12/24)
2008 - Curtis Jerrells (1/28)
2008 - Kevin Rogers (3/3)
2010 - LaceDarius Dunn (11/16)
2010 - LaceDarius Dunn (1/4)
2010 - Ekpe Udoh (1/11)
2010 - LaceDarius Dunn (2/15)
2012 - Perry Jones III (12/19)
2012 - Perry Jones III (1/16)
2013 - Cory Jefferson (11/12)
2013 - Pierre Jackson (1/28)
2013 - Pierre Jackson (3/10)
2014 - Cory Jefferson (12/2)
2014 - Isaiah Austin (2/17)
2014 - Cory Jefferson (2/24)

 

 

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