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Desmond Bane named Big 12 Player of the Week

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The junior guard was huge in TCU’s wins over Oklahoma State and at Iowa State

Oklahoma State Basketball at TCU Basketball | Fort Worth, TX | February 6, 2019
Oklahoma State Basketball at TCU Basketball | Fort Worth, TX | February 6, 2019
Melissa Triebwasser

Two weeks ago, Desmond Bane went scoreless in the first half of back to back games, games that the Horned Frogs would go on to lose by a combined 45 points.

After the loss at Baylor, when asked about his lack of early offense, he responded “We have a bunch of guys who can score, but we have been down the last two halves and I didn’t score... maybe I do need to be a little more aggressive. But we will continue to do what we’ve been doing all year to get us to 15 wins.” Apparently, he took his own advice, as he scored 15 first half points in his next outing, against Oklahoma State, including five three pointers in six attempts. At Iowa State, he missed his six first half attempts, but had a massive second-half with 17 points in 20 minutes of play, hitting 6-7 field goals and all five free throws.

For those efforts, he was named Big 12 Player of the Week.

Bane is currently averaging 15 points per game and 5.3 rebounds. He is seventh in the Big 12 in scoring in conference play at 15.3 per. He is the second TCU Basketball player to earn the honors this season, joining Kouat Noi, who was given the honor earlier this year.