From the Big 12 Conference
Christine Flores (Missouri) and DaShawn Harden (Oklahoma) were named the season's initial Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Nov. 11-14.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
Christine Flores, Missouri, F, Sr, San Antonio, Texas
Christine Flores averaged a double-double with 23.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in leading Missouri to season-opening road wins at UT-San Antonio (70-50) and TAMU-Corpus Christi (75-58). She shot .567 (17-of-30) from the field while adding eight blocks, five assists and two steals. Her 29 points at TAMU-CC was a Big 12 high for the week. The eight blocks gave her 124 for her career, which ties for fifth all-time at MU. Flores is currently third in the Big 12 in scoring and tied for fifth in rebounding.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week
DaShawn Harden, Oklahoma, G, Olathe, Kan.
DaShawn Harden scored 15 points in 22 minutes as Oklahoma set a team record for most points scored in a half (69, first) in its 117-55 victory against Sacramento State. The rookie guard was OU's third-leading scorer in her collegiate debut, trailing preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention selections Aaryn Ellenberg (28) and Whitney Hand (18). Harden had a game-high six steals and connected on 50 percent (6-of-12) of her shots as she broke through the Hornets' full-court pressure defense. The Olathe, Kan., native was also 3-of-4 from the free-throw line and added two assists and two rebounds as OU's backup point guard.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Players of the Week
Nov. 15 -- Christine Flores, MU, F, Sr
Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshmen of the Week
Nov. 15 -- DaShawn Harden, OU, G