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Cunningham Earns Both Big 12 Weekly Honors, Breaks School Record

February 22, 2021
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STILLWATER – Oklahoma State star guard Cade Cunningham was named both the Big 12’s Co-Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week, which gives the freshman his fifth and sixth conference weekly awards – a new school record.

The Arlington, Texas native has now won five Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors and one Player of the Week award, which passes Marcus Smart (five awards in 2012-13) for the most weekly conference awards by a Cowboy in school history.

Cunningham is the first Cowboy to win both Big 12 awards in a week, and is easily the most decorated player in the Big 12 this season. His five Big 12 Newcomer of the Week awards are only three short of the league record.

Cunningham was electric in Oklahoma State's lone game last week, posting 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting, five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block in a blowout win over Iowa State. The freshman was 4-of-6 from 3-point in the game, which moved his season 3-point percentage to 44.6 percent - fifth best in Cowboy basketball history.

Cunningham's line wasn't far off of his season averages of 18.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. He is one of just five power conference players in the last 20 years that can boast this stat line.

This marks 10 Big 12 weekly awards under head coach Mike Boynton, and this is the 85th time a Cowboy has been named Big 12 Player or Newcomer of the Week in league history.

Cunningham shared Co-Player of the Week honors with Miles McBride of West Virginia.

The Cowboys will take on No. 15 Texas Tech tonight in Stillwater. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. on ESPN’s Big Monday broadcast.

Big 12 Player of the Week
Nov. 30 - Derek Culver, West Virginia, F, Jr.
Dec. 7 – Matt Coleman III, Texas, G, Sr.
Dec. 14 - RJ Nembhard, TCU, G, Jr.
Dec. 21 – Kevin Samuel, TCU, C, Jr.
Dec. 28 – Christian Braun, Kansas, G, So.
Jan. 4 – Umoja Gibson, Oklahoma, G, Jr.
Jan. 11 – Andrew Jones, Texas, G, Jr.
Jan. 18 – Mac McClung, Texas Tech, G, Jr.
Jan. 25 – Jared Butler, Baylor, G, Jr.
Feb. 1 – Davion Mitchell, Baylor, G, Jr. and Da'Vion Harmon, Oklahoma, G, So.
Feb. 8 – Miles McBride, West Virginia, G, So.
Feb. 15 - Austin Reaves, Oklahoma, G, Sr. & Sean McNeil, West Virginia, G, Jr.
Feb. 22 – Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State, G, Fr. & Miles McBride, West Virginia, G, So.

Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
Nov. 30 – Mike Miles, TCU, G, Fr.
Dec. 7 – Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
Dec. 14 - Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
Dec. 21 – Greg Brown, Texas, F, Fr.
Dec. 28 -- Mike Miles, TCU, G, Fr.
Jan. 4 – Umoja Gibson, Oklahoma, G, Jr.
Jan. 11 - Greg Brown, Texas, F, Fr.
Jan. 18 -- Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
Jan. 25 – Elijah Harkless, Oklahoma, G, Jr.
Feb. 1 – Mac McClung, Texas Tech, G, Jr.
Feb. 8 – Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
Feb. 15 - Jalen Wilson, Kanas, F, Fr.
Feb. 22 – Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.

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