DALLAS -- Courtney Paris (Oklahoma) was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week while Latara Darrett (Baylor) and Earnesia Williams (Texas) were selected co-Rookies of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Dec. 28-Jan. 1.
Paris added to her Big 12 record with her 14th weekly honor, five as player of the week and nine as rookie of the week. She earned player of the week for the second time this season. Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week.
Paris set the Oklahoma single game scoring record while posting an NCAA season high 43 points in the Sooners’ 80-58 win over No. 25/22 New Mexico. Additionally, Paris grabbed 25 rebounds (one shy of her own Big 12 and OU record) to become the second player in Big 12 history and the first in OU history to collect 40 points and 20 rebounds in a game. She also set OU and Big 12 records with 20 field goals made on 26 attempts.
The preseason All-American became the first Sooner in history to record a double-double in both halves of the same game she had 20 points and 13 rebounds in the first half and 23 and 12 in the second half. Paris’ outburst upped her career rebound total to 707 in 47 games, which is the fastest clip to 700 in school and conference history. The Piedmont, Calif., native also tied a season high with five blocks. She has collected a double-double in 39 straight games and in 44 of 47 career games.