Roby Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

Colorado freshman <A HREF=[PlayerNode:1691547]>Richard Roby</A> was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week Monday, his second such honor this season.

Roby averaged 25.5 points per game in CU's past two games. He had a career-high 29 points in a loss at Texas Tech, hitting 11-of-20 shots from the field. In a win at Kansas State (70-60), he had a game-high 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting.

The San Bernardino, Calif., native was 18-of-31 (.581) from the field and 10-of-20 (.500) from 3-point range in two games, becoming the 12th player in CU history to make seven 3-pointers in a contest when he did so versus Tech. Roby also totaled six rebounds and five steals.

He leads the team in scoring with 15.6 points per game.

Roby also won the honor Dec. 27. He is just the second player in school history to be named Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Week twice. D.J. Harrison earned a pair of honors during the 2000-01 season.

The Buffs, 11-9 overall and 3-6 in conference, host Texas Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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