Texas Basketball: Sir’Jabari Rice named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

Texas basketball moved up in the polls this week after two gritty wins over TCU and Texas Tech. The Longhorns used tremendous second-half efforts to come back in both games.

Sir’Jabari Rice played an instrumental role in each victory. The Big 12 Conference named Rice as the league’s Newcomer of the Week following his performance.

Rice put up an average of 16.5 points, four rebounds and 2.5 assists against TCU and Texas Tech. He is becoming one of the more trusted players on the roster, coming up with several clutch plays down the stretch in each affair. Rice iced the game vs. Texas Tech with a number of late free throws.

Up next for Texas is a week on the road to take on Iowa State and West Virginia. Rice and the Longhorns look to continue their hot start to Big 12 play.

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