Longhorn forward Joyner Holmes, a key player in the basketball team’s 14-game winning streak, has been named Big 12 Player of the Week.
This marks the second straight week the 6-3 Longhorns from Cedar Hill has earned the award.
Holmes averaged 12.5 points and a team-best 10.5 rebounds in Texas’ wins over TCU and No. 22 West Virginia to cap Texas’ first perfect month of January (9-0) since 1989.
In the win at TCU, scored 15 points and brought down a game-high 14 rebounds. She also blocked two shots in 31 minutes of action and shot 50 percent from the field. It marked her third consecutive double-double.
Holmes added 10 points with eight in the second half along with seven rebounds against WVU in 19 minutes of play.
Holmes ranks first among Big 12 freshmen in season scoring (11.8 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg) and double-doubles (5).
UT’s next game will be Wednesday at Oklahoma State.
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