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Longhorns junior Isaiah Taylor averaged 23 points per game in two games last week for the Longhorns

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Longhorns junior point guard Isaiah Taylor was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday for his two-game performance last week. 

Taylor averaged 23.0 points per game in Texas' two victories over then-No. 17 Iowa State and Oklahoma State. 

The junior guard shot 61.7 percent (16-of-26) in two contests while making 3-of-6 (.500) from 3-point range and 11-of-13 (.846) from the free throw line.

He posted a game-high 28 points with six rebounds and six assists in an overtime win over No. 17 Iowa State. He finished with another game-high versus Oklahoma State, totaling 18 points.

Taylor recorded 10 assists with just two turnovers to go along with eight rebounds for the week. He leads UT in scoring (17.2 ppg), assists (4.8 apg) and minutes (30.4 mpg) in 2015-16. 

He is the third Longhorn to be recognized with player honors this season.


2015-16 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards


Date                                Player of the Week                                                 Newcomer of the Week                                                                             

November 16                   Rico Gathers, Baylor, F, Sr.                                    Vladimir Brodziansky, TCU, F, So.

                                        Wesley Iwundu, Kansas State, F, Jr.

November 23                  Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.                               Chris Olivier, Oklahoma State, F, Sr.

November 30                  Monté Morris, Iowa State, G, Jr.                           Eric Davis Jr., Texas, G, Fr.

                                        Wayne Selden Jr., Kansas, G, Jr.

December 7                    Taurean Prince, Baylor, F, Sr.                                Dean Wade, Kansas State, F, Fr.

December 14                   Jameel McKay, Iowa State, F, Sr.                         Eric Davis Jr., Texas, G, Fr.

                                        Javan Felix, Texas, G, Sr.

December 21                   Cameron Ridley, Texas, C, Sr.                                Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.

December 28                  Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.                               Deonte Burton, Iowa State, G, Jr.

January 4                        Jaysean Paige, West Virginia, G, Sr.                     Deonte Burton, Iowa State, G, Jr.

January 11                        Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.                               Barry Brown, Kansas State, G, Fr.

January 18                       Isaiah Taylor, Texas, G, Jr.                                     Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.

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