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Texas Basketball – Ridley tabbed Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week

Sophomore center Cameron Ridley averaged a double-double last week in wins over Kansas State and Baylor.

Sophomore center Cameron Ridley averaged a double-double last week in wins over Kansas State and Baylor.

IRVING, Texas -- The Big 12 Conference announced Monday the selection of University of Texas sophomore center Cameron Ridley as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Play of the Week. The voting was conducted by a panel of media covering Big 12 men’s basketball.

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Ridley earned his first career Big 12 weekly honor after averaging a double-double in Texas’ wins over No. 22 Kansas State (67-64) and at No. 24 Baylor (74-60). The sophomore center recorded 13.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game while converting 10-of-19 (.526) from the field. He also made 6-of-8 from the free throw line in 27.0 minutes per contest. Ridley started with 18 points, six boards and three rejections versus the Wildcats, before posting eight points and a career-high 14 rebounds at Baylor. He leads the team in rebounding (7.8 rpg) and blocked shots (48), with his rejection total ranking third in the Big 12.

Ridley and the Longhorns return to action on Saturday, Feb. 1, when they host No. 6 Kansas. Tip is set for 3 p.m.Central and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.