Jan. 13, 2003

NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma senior guard Hollis Price was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced today. Price averaged 26.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in wins over No. 3 Connecticut and Colorado last week. That makes two straight weeks a Sooner has earned the honor, as Ebi Ere was last week's award recipient.

Against UConn, Price was 10-for-10 from the free throw line and scored a career-high 33 points to help OU to the 73-63 victory. The New Orleans, La., native followed that effort with a 19-point, six-rebound, six assist performance against Colorado in a 69-54 triumph. Price made six three-pointers in the two games and was a perfect 18-for-18 from the foul line.

Price, the Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year, leads the team with his 18.5 points per game and also averages 2.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals per outing. He is shooting .368 from three-point range and leads the conference with his .932 free throw mark. Price is averaging 6.1 free throw tries a game compared to 2.8 last year, and has made 27 straight free throws (the school record is 30 by Ryan Minor in 1995-96).

Oklahoma travels to face Oklahoma State tonight at 8 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN.