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Davenport named Big 12 player of the week

Posted December 14th, 2015

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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.

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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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