Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart was named the Big 12's player of the week on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
Smart led the Cowboys to a 85-80 upset of No. 2 Kansas Saturday. He hit key shots down the stretch, giving the Cowboys their first road win against a top five opponent since 1958. Ironically that win was at Kansas as well.
Smart also led the Cowboys to a 78-76 win over Iowa State earlier in the week. In that game he hit a half-court shot at halftime, and then hit the winning basket in the final seconds.
Smart was named rookie of the week twice earlier this season, Nov. 19 and Jan. 7.
In the two games last week he averaged 23 points and 7.5 rebounds. In the game with Iowa State he scored 21 and seven assists. In the game against Kansas, he tied his career best with 25 points.
In the two games, Smart shot 53.1 percent from the floor and 84.6 percent from the free-throw line. He leads the Big 12 in steals, while ranking eighth in scoring and sixth in assists this season.
Smart is getting more and more national attention. He is on nearly every all star mid-season watch list. Many basketball experts say he is likely to be a top-10 draft pick if he leaves the school after his freshman year.
He is the 20th OSU basketball player to win the player of the week honor. Earlier this season LeBryan Nash won the honor.
Iowa State's Will Clyburn was named rookie of the week.
On the women's side, Brittney Griner was named player of the week for the seventh time this season. Imani McGee-Stafford of Texas was named Freshman of the week.