OU's LaNeishea Caufield Tabbed as Big 12 Player of the Week

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

Norman, Okla. - The Big 12 Conference announced today that Oklahoma's LaNeishea Caufield and Iowa State's Lindsey Wilson were voted the league's Co-Women's Basketball Player of the Week after having stellar performances last week.

Caufield led the third-ranked Sooners to a pair of wins against SMU, 91-70, and Montana State, 86-62. She averaged 29.5 points per game and shot 72.4 percent from the field, hitting 21-of-29 attempts. The 5-9 senior guard also nailed 16-of-16 free throws for the week improving her streak to 23-straight free throws made. Caufield added seven assists, six steals and 11 rebounds to her totals while playing 35 minutes per outing.

She scored a game- and then season-high 26 points against SMU, including hitting 10-of-10 from the foul line. Caufield also had five rebounds, three steals and two assists. Against Montana State, the Ada, Okla., native recorded a career- and game-high 33 points, moving her to third on OU's all-time scoring list (1,685 points). She connected on 13-of-15 shots for a season-best 86.7 field goal percentage. Caufield also recorded season-highs of 13 made field goals and five assists against the Bobcats. She has led the Sooners in scoring six times this season, including the last five games.

Wilson scored a career-high 28 points at No. 24 Drake, sinking a career-best 11 shots and added eight assists, five rebounds and two steals with just two turnovers in 38 minutes of action. The 5-9 junior guard from Seattle, Wash., scored 23 points at Northwestern, draining 6-of-6 free throws and 3-of-4 treys. Wilson also dished a season-high 10 assists and collected a career-best five steals at Northwestern while playing all 40 minutes for the second time in her career.

Kansas State's Laurie Koehn was named the Rookie of the Week.

Big 12 Player of the Week
Nov. 26 - Stacy Stephens, Texas
Dec. 3 - Stacey Dales, Oklahoma
Dec. 10 - LaNeishea Caufield, Oklahoma and Lindsey Wilson, Iowa State

Big 12 Rookie of the Week
Nov. 26 - Kendra Wecker, Kansas State
Dec. 3 - Keasha Cannon, Nebraska
Dec. 10 - Laurie Koehn, Kansas State



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