Texas center Cameron Ridley (55) falls off balance after he was fouled by Appalachian State forward Jacob Lawson (34) while trying to score during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Texas’ Cam Ridley named Big 12 player of the week

Posted December 21st, 2015

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Texas center Cam Ridley, who was one block shy of a triple-double against Appalachian State, was named the Big 12 player of the week.

Ridley had 19 points, 11 rebounds and a school-record nine blocks in the 67-55 win. Reggie Freeman remains the only player in school history to record a triple-double.

Ridley also had 10 points and 10 rebounds in UT’s 75-73 win over Stanford late Saturday. Guard Isaiah Taylor won it with a runner off the glass with 1.1 seconds remaining.

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Ridley’s award comes one week after Javan Felix was named the league’s co-player of the week and Eric Davis was dubbed the newcomer of the week.

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