Jawun Evans Notches Third Big 12 PoW Honor

Jawun Evans won his third Big 12 Player of the Week honor on Monday, tying Baylor's Johnathan Motley for the most by any player in the conference this season.

Oklahoma State point guard Juwan Evans tied Baylor big man Johnathan Motley as the only two players in the Big 12 to win the conference's Player of the Week honor three times this season.

Evans shared the honor with Baylor's Manu Lecomte on Dec. 5 and then was also named the Player of the Week for Jan. 30 before adding his third Big 12 honor today from a group of media that vote on the award for the Big 12.

Evans had to be an easy selection as he averaged 21.5 points and 10.5 assists in two games last week and cinched the honor when he scored 16 straight points for the Pokes in the final 6:36 of the 96-92 win over Oklahoma on Saturday for the Cowboys to sweep Bedlam.

"I didn't know about it until I got over here (Gallagher-Iba Arena) this afternoon," Evans said of the honor. "Confidence and the help of my teammates, I think that is what helps me. I know this, I'm having a lot of fun and I think all of us are. What have we won, eight of the last nine games? This has been a good run and everybody has had contributions."

Evans scored a total of 26 points in the final eight minutes of the Cowboys two games last week when you include last Wednesday's come-from-behind win at TCU that wasn't decided until the final minute. Oklahoma State is now 18-9 overall and have evened its conference record at 7-7.

Oklahoma State plays next at Kansas State on Wednesday with an 8 p.m. tipoff.

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