OU's Pledger, OSU's Nash Garner Big 12 Weekly Awards


Monday, January 30th 2012, 11:41 am
By: News 9


Two Oklahoma men's basketball players have been honored by the Big 12 as OU's Steven Pledger was named the conference player of the week while OSU freshman Le'Bryan Nash garnered his first Rookie of the Week award.

Pledger received his second honor of the season after helping the Sooners to a win over No. 22 Kansas State.

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Against the Wildcats, Pledger tallied 30 points and five boards as OU defeated KSU 63-60. At halftime of that game, Pledger already had 20 points en-route to his third career 30-point effort.

On the week, Pledger averaged 23.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. He shot 56.3 percent from the field in the two games including 43.8 percent from 3-point range.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma State freshman Le'Bryan Nash recorded 20 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as the Cowboys topped No. 2 Missouri before falling at Texas A&M.

Nash was stellar for the Cowboys in the game over the second-ranked Tigers. He tallied a season-high 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting.

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That game was Nash's sixth outing of the season with 20 points of more.

Saturday, Nash scored 13 points and grabbed seven boards against the Aggies.

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Nash shot 51.5 percent on the week with six assists, one block and one steal. He leads OSU in scoring in conference play with 15.6 points per game.