Texas center Imani Boyette has been named the Big 12 Conference Co-Player of the Week, following her standout performances in a pair of wins against No. 9 Mississippi State and Arkansas-Little Rock, the league office announced Monday. The honors were determined in a vote of a media panel that covers the conference.
Boyette averaged team highs of 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game to lead Texas this past week. She scored a game-high 21 points and brought down 10 rebounds in the win against Mississippi State, along with two blocks in 33 minutes. It marked her third double-double of the 2015-16 season.
Boyette followed with 10 points and a squad-best seven rebounds in Texas’ comeback win at Little Rock. With the Longhorns trailing 48-35 entering the game’s final period, Boyette scored eight of her points in the decisive fourth quarter. Her jumper at the 4:48 mark of the fourth quarter gave Texas its first lead of the second half (50-48).
Boyette increased her career points total to 1,051 and her career blocks total to 212 this past week.
Boyette and Texas to action at noon Sunday when the Longhorns play host to No. 14. It will be televised nationally on ESPN.
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