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Eye of the Storm

Player of the Week

DeAndre KaneDeAndre KaneDeAndre Kane - Iowa State

Late Push

Player of the Week

Marcus Smart - Oklahoma State

Marcus SmartMarcus SmartOklahoma State has been showing signs of life again, and just in the nick of time. Their sophomore point guard, Marcus Smart, has taken the reins and sparked a three game winning streak since returning from his three game suspension. Smart has been a terror on defense this week as well as overcoming some rough shooting nights in order to get buckets when his team needed them most.

Taking Flight

Andrew Wiggins - Kansas

Rock Chalk, Hard Knock

Player of the Week

Perry Ellis - Kansas

Path of Destruction

Player of the Week

Melvin Ejim - Iowa State

Juwan Some?

Player of the Week

Juwan Staten - West Virginia

Juwan StatenJuwan StatenJuwan Staten lead West Virginia to two key conference victories this week against two teams once ranked in the top 25. Staten posted a pair of excellent games including a 35 point outing against K-State on Saturday, and a near double double against Baylor, January 28th.

Wiggin' Out for Wiggins!

Player of the Week

Andrew Wiggins - Kansas

Andrew WigginsAndrew WigginsIt has taken to the end of January for Andrew Wiggins to make his first appearance as player of the week, but Kansas’ freshman swingman strung together a pair of great games in wins over #24 Baylor and TCU week. Wiggins capped his week with a career highs in points (27) and assists (5) in Fort Worth, Saturday night against the Horned Frogs.

No Longer Naadir in Headlights

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Naadir Tharpe - Kansas

Naadir TharpeNaadir TharpeGuard play, outside shooting, and consistency at the point guard position have been constant criticisms throughout Kansas’ 2013-2014 season. This week KU point guard Naadir Tharpe caught fire and seemingly directly addressed all of these criticisms, and in the process lead his young Jayhawks to two consecutive victories over teams ranked in the top 15.

Natural Born Killer

Player of the Week

Marcus Smart - Oklahoma State

Marcus SmartMarcus SmartWith his fellow conference point guards DeAndre Kane and Juwan State, getting a lot of attention lately for their well rounded play, the Big 12’s resident star point guard was not about to let himself be overshadowed.

Fearless Freshman

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Marcus Foster - Kansas State

Marcus FosterMarcus FosterAfter a rough start, the Kansas State Wildcats have been on a tear as of late. They knocked off #21 Gonzaga in late December, and #6 Oklahoma State was their next ranked victim last Saturday afternoon. Freshman guard Marcus Foster has proved to be the alpha dog for K-State throughout this hot streak.

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