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Jackson Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

Pierre Jackson was named Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.

Pierre Jackson was named Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.

March 4, 2012


IRVING, Texas – Baylor men’s basketball junior Pierre Jackson was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week for games of Feb. 27-March 3 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Jackson earned top rookie recognition for the third time this season.

The 2011-12 campaign marks the third consecutive season that a Baylor player picked up three Big 12 Rookie of the Week accolades (Ekpe Udoh, 2009-10; Perry Jones III, 2010-11). In all, Baylor earned four Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors, the most in program history in the Big 12 era; the four conference rookie awards are the most since the 1993-94 season when Baylor had six Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Week award-winners.

Jackson, one of 11 finalists for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award, averaged 21.5 points as the Bears split two games, defeating Texas Tech 77-48 before dropping their season finale 80-72 at Iowa State. He scored eight points with four assists in the Feb. 27 win over the Red Raiders, before contributing a career-best 35 points in a March 3 loss at Iowa State. He was 11-of-19 from the field, including five 3-pointers, at Iowa State.

Jackson’s 35 points are the most scored by a Baylor player since LaceDarius Dunn’s 43 points Jan. 4, 2011, against Morgan State and the most in a Big 12 game since Dunn’s 38 at Texas Tech in 2008.

The Las Vegas native has been a part of eight go-ahead, game-tying or game-winning plays this season. Jackson leads Baylor with a team-best 13.5 points and 5.6 assists, while shooting 47.9 percent from the floor, 45.3 percent from 3-point range and 82.9 percent from the free throw line.

Baylor (25-6, 12-6) will face Kansas State in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship in Kansas City, Mo. The matchup between the 4 and 5 seeds will tip at 11:30 a.m. CST Thu., March 8, on ESPN2.

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2011-12 BAYLOR BIG 12 WEEKLY AWARDS
Player of the Week
12/19 – Perry Jones III
1/16 – Perry Jones III

Rookie of the Week
12/26 – Brady Heslip
1/16 – Pierre Jackson
2/6 – Pierre Jackson
3/4 – Pierre Jackson


 

 

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