Texas guard Kerwin Roach drives around Vanderbilt's Wade Baldwin IV at the Frank Erwin Center on January 30, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Kerwin Roach named Big 12 newcomer of the week

Posted February 1st, 2016

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Texas freshman Kerwin Roach was named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week on Monday after averaging 18.5 points and eight rebounds in two wins.

Roach had a game-high 22 points on 6 of 9 shooting against TCU. He also went 10 of 15 at the free throw line.

Then, Roach posted his first career double-double on Saturday on Vanderbilt. He had 15 points and 11 rebounds along with a team-high four steals.

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Roach becomes the fifth UT player to win one of the league’s weekly honors this season. Javan Felix (Dec. 14), Cam Ridley (Dec. 21) and Isaiah Taylor (Jan. 18) have been named player of the week. Eric Davis (twice) has also earned the newcomer award.

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