Kalani Brown was named the Big 12 Player of the Week after she totaled 58 points as No. 3 Baylor went 2-0 this past week with wins over Iowa State and Kansas State. It is her first conference weekly award of the season and the fourth of her career.
The junior, who leads the nation in field goal percentage (70.6), shot 63.9 percent from the floor and 70.6 percent from the free-throw line the past two games. At Iowa State, Brown recorded 25 points in 33 minutes at Iowa State with nine boards and four assists.
Against Kansas State, Brown netted 33 points and tied a team high with 19 rebounds. She is only the third player in Big 12 history to score at least 33 points and pull in 19 boards in a Big 12 game and the first to do so since Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris on Feb. 25, 2007. It marked Brown’s eighth double-double this season and 20th of her career.
On the season, Brown has scored 20 or more points 12 times and 30 points or more twice. Through 18 games, she leads the Big 12 in scoring (21.7) and field goal percentage (70.6), is second in defensive rebounds (6.6), fourth in rebounding (9.3), seventh in offensive rebounds (2.8), eighth in free throw percentage (78.8) and ninth in blocked shots (1.2).
Brown is the second Lady Bear to earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors this season. Sophomore Lauren Cox received the honor Nov. 27. Freshman Alexis Morris was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week on Nov. 27.