Junior guard Lashann Higgs averaged 28 points per game in Texas’ last two games, scoring a total 56, which was recognized by the Big 12 on Monday.
Higgs was tabbed the conference’s player of the week after consecutive victories over No. 20 Oklahoma State and Kansas State. Higgs scored a career-high 30 points in an 84-79 victory this past Wednesday against OSU, becoming the first Longhorn to score 30 in a game since Chassidy Fussell had 31 against Tennessee in 2012.
During the two-game stretch last week, the former Cedar Ridge High star shot 74.1 percent (20-of-27) from the field, connected on 80 percent (4-of-5) of her shots from beyond the three-point line and made 92.3 percent (12-of-13) of her free throws. She also led the team with 2.5 steals per game to go with an average of 2.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in an average of 30.5 minutes per game.
This is the second Big 12 Conference weekly honor of Higgs’ career as she was also named Big 12 freshman of the week on Nov. 30, 2015.
Also on Monday, Texas moved up a spot to No. 7 in the weekly Associated Press Top 25 poll.
The Longhorns return to action on Wednesday in a road contest against TCU. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m.
Texas has a pair of home games on the horizon — Kansas (Saturday) and top-ranked UConn (Monday).