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January 2, 2012

Robinson tabbed Big 12 Player of the Week

Kansas junior Thomas Robinson has been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week, respectively, for games of Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. It is the third honor this season for Robinson.

A 6-10 forward from Washington, D.C., Robinson averaged 19.5 points and 14.0 rebounds as Kansas recorded victories over Howard (89-34) and North Dakota (84-58). He shot 70 percent (14-of-20) from the field on the week, while making 71.4 percent (10-of-14) of his shots from the free-throw line. He also had six assists, one block and three steals.

Robinson's top performance came versus North Dakota, as he finished with career-highs of 30 points and 21 rebounds. It was the sixth time in Big 12 history that a player has posted at least 30 points and 20 rebounds in the same game and first time a Jayhawk player has done so since Feb. 13, 1961 (Wayne Hightower).

Robinson has 17.7 points and 12.2 rebounds per game this season, the only player in the Big 12 averaging a double-double. He was also named Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week Nov. 27 and Dec. 12.

Kansas (10-3) opens up Big 12 play when it hosts Kansas State (11-1) in the Sunflower Showdown presented by Dillons on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. (Central). The game will be televised on the Big 12 Network and ESPN Full Court.

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