Davenport named Big 12 player of the week

Posted December 14th, 2015


Texas senior guard Empress Davenport’s performance against 14th ranked Stanford earned her Big 12 Conference player of the week honors, the league announced on Monday.

Davenport had a career-high 23 points, the second most scored against the Cardinal this season, in the fifth-ranked Longhorns’ 77-69 victory on Sunday. She added six rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes.

The Duncanville High grad was 9 of 17 from the field and shot 4 for 4 from the free-throw line to help Texas sink a season-high 23 foul shots. She entered the game averaging 5.9 points per game and her previous season-high was an 11 point performance against UT-San Antonio.


The undefeated Longhorns (8-0) will host Canisius (5-2) on Wednesday, then will travel to Oklahoma City to play Arkansas (3-7) in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

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