Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 1/14/13
IRVING, Texas -- Kansas redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Mens Basketball Player of the Week for games the week of January 7-13 in a vote by a media panel which covers the conference, the league announced Monday. McLemore averaged 21.5 points and 3.5 rebounds as Kansas won its first two games in Big 12 play with a 97-89 overtime win over Iowa State and a 60-46 victory at Texas Tech. The 6-foot-5, St. Louis, Mo., native opened the week by scoring 33 points in the win over ISU on 10-of-12 shooting, including 6-of-6 from 3-point range, along with 7-of-7 from the free throw line. He scored 13 of KUs final 23 points in the last seven minutes, including the game-tying 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining to send the contest into overtime. It was the most points by a Jayhawk freshman since Danny Manning in 1985 (35 vs. Oklahoma State). McLemore shot 63.2 percent for the week and 60 percent from beyond the arc, while connecting on 86.7 percent of hi...
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