IRVING, TEXAS - Senior Mario Boggan (Oklahoma State) and freshman D.J. Augustin (Texas) have been selected as Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of Jan. 15-21 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Boggan earns his third player honor of the season, while Augustin captures accolades for the second time in 2006-07.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mario Boggan, Oklahoma State, F, Sr., 6-7, 245, Durham, N.C./Chipola College
Boggan averaged 24 points and 14 rebounds against two top 25 squads last week as the Cowboys posted a 1-1 record. The senior forward had career-highs in points (37) and rebounds (20) in OSU’s 105-103 triple-overtime victory over No. 21 Texas. He was the first player in Big 12 history to have 30 points and 20 rebounds in the same game. He followed with 11 points and eight boards as the Cowboys’ dropped a 67-49 decision at No. 8 Texas A&M. For the week, he also had five blocks, four assists and two steals, while shooting 84.2 percent (16-of-19) from the free throw line.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
D.J. Augustin, Texas, G, Fr., 5-11, 175, New Orleans, La./Brother Martin
Augustin finished with 22.0 points and 6.5 assists per game last week in the Longhorns’ two outings. In the loss at OSU, he approached a triple-double with 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds while playing 50 minutes. He then tied his career-high with 25 points in the Longhorns’ 76-69 loss at Villanova. He was 7-of-14 from the field in that game, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range. The five made shots from beyond the arc was a career-high. Augustin hit at a .636 clip (7-of-11) from 3-point range in the two games and shot 14-of-29 (.483) overall from the floor. A Texas player has won Big 12 rookie honors in six of 12 weeks so far this season.