DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas Tech star Jarrett Culver was voted Big 12 player of the year and coach Chris Beard was honored as coach of the year after the Red Raiders won their share of the Big 12 championship on Saturday.
The league announced the awards on Sunday.READ MORE: Heating Issues Close 2 Elementary Schools In The Garland Independent School District
The Red Raiders went 26-5 this season under the leadership of Culver and Beard to put them atop the Big 12. They also finished the regular season on a nine-game winning streak.
Kansas State also earned its share of the championship after beating Oklahoma Saturday evening.READ MORE: Sunburned: Red-Hot Mavs Fall To Phoenix After Rough 4th Quarter 109-101
The Wildcats’ Barry Brown was voted defensive player of the year and Dedric Lawson of Kansas was the newcomer of the year. Jaxson Hayes of Texas was freshman of the year, Lindell Wigginton of Iowa State was the best sixth man and Kristian Doolittle of Oklahoma was the most improved player.
Culver, Brown and Lawson were unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selections in voting conducted by the league’s coaches. They were joined by Kansas State’s Dean Wade and Iowa State’s Marial Shayok.
Hayes was joined on the second team by Texas Tech’s Matt Mooney, West Virginia’s Derek Culver, Makai Mason of Baylor and Desmond Bane of TCU.MORE NEWS: Texas Amber Alert Issued For 14-Year-Old Hillary Salcedo Out Of Buda
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