Ridley Named Big 12 POW

Ridley Named Big 12 POW

Texas center Cameron Ridley was named as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week after averaging a double-double in wins over Kansas State and Baylor.

The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that Ridley, a sophomore, was was picked as the player of the week, as voted on by a panel of media covering Big 12 men's basketball. It was Ridley's first career Big 12 weekly honor.

Ridley averaged 13.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in Texas's wins over No. 22 Kansas State (67-64) and No. 24 Baylor (74-60), while shooting 10-of-19 from the floor. Ridley had 18 points, six rebounds and three blocks against the Wildcats, then scored eight with a career-high 14 boards at Baylor.

For the season, Ridley leads Texas in rebounding at 7.8 boards per game, and in blocked shots (48), with the third-best blocked-shot total in the Big 12. His rebounding average is fourth in the Big 12.

In Big 12 play, Ridley is second in both blocked shots per game (2.43) and rebounds per game (8.9).

Texas will next take on Kansas on Saturday, with the tip set for 3 p.m. CT.

HornsDigest.com Recommended Stories


  • Texas offensive coordinator Joe Wickline is engaged in a legal battle with his former employer - Oklahoma State - over whether Wickline breached his contract with OSU. Wickline filed a tortious…

  • Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford wasn't happy after a 48-45 victory over Iowa State; he compares K-State QB Jake Waters to Russell Wilson; he wants DE Ced Reed to have fun; and he wants…

  • Blinn Junior College quarterback Jake Hubenak’s stat line for this season reads like it would had you created a quarterback on a video game and gave him the best set of passing tools possible.

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.