The Seven Day Stretch, a new weekly column by Rob Carpentier.
Seven Day Savior (Team): Baylor
Sophomore guard Tweety Carter is helping Baylor achieve new heights, as the Bears are off to a 13-2 start. In just 23 minutes per game, the speedy 5-10 playmaker is averaging 9 ppg and 3 apg, including an almost 2 to 1 assist/turnover ratio.
IRVING, Texas - Junior A.J. Abrams (Texas) and freshman LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor) have been chosen as the latest Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week for the 2007-08 season, in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Abrams wins player honors for the second time in his career, while Dunn’s rookie award marks the second consecutive week a Baylor player has won a Big 12 weekly award.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
A.J. Abrams, Texas, G, Jr., 5-11, 155, Round Rock, Texas/McNeil
Voted on by Big 12 head coaches.
2007-08 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 TEAM
Name, School Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl.
Curtis Jerrells, Baylor G 6-1 205 Jr.
Darrell Arthur, Kansas F 6-9 230 So.
Brandon Rush, Kansas G 6-6 210 Jr.
Aleks Maric, Nebraska C 6-11 275 Sr.
D.J. Augustin, Texas G 6-0 180 So.
Overall Rank: #106
Ohio State's 98-89 loss to UNC is one of the few times I can remember a #1 team losing.. but actually gaining respect. The Buckeyes came out smoking, hitting three's left and right and finished with 13 bombs on the night. Ron Lewis finished with a career high 30 points and Dickie Dolittle was suddenly touting him as a future NBA star. The play of freshmen Wayne Ellington and Tywon Lawson keyed UNC's big 2nd half. Lawson continues to show why he is UNC's best option at point guard.
Marist continues to impress, picking up a 13 point win over Old Dominion. Star point guard Jared Jordan, the nation's leader in assists, was 2 rebounds shy of a rare college triple double. He ended up with 26 points, 10 assists, and 8 boars.