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Roby Nets First Career Big 12 Player of the Week Honor

Jan 16, 2006

DALLAS - Sophomore Richard Roby (Colorado) and junior Torre Johnson (Oklahoma State) have been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Player and Rookie of the Week for games of Jan. 9-15 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Roby wins player honors for the first time, while Johnson is named top rookie for the second time this year.




Richard Roby, Colorado, G, So., 6-6, 195, San Bernardino, Calif./Lawrence Academy (Mass.)

Roby averaged 24.0 points as Colorado went 1-1 last week, dropping a 75-63 decision to Kansas and

winning, 74-71, at Missouri. The sophomore guard netted a career-high 33 points against the Tigers,

including 21 points in the second half as CU won in Columbia for only the second time in Big 12 play.

He scored 15 points earlier in the week versus the Jayhawks. Roby also totaled eight rebounds, three

assists and two steals in the two contests. He is the first Colorado standout to win Player of the Week

accolades since David Harrison in 2003-04.



Torre Johnson, Oklahoma State, F, Jr., 6-7, 210, Milwaukee, Wis./Juneau/Garden City CC

Johnson posted 19.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as Oklahoma State recorded wins over Texas

A&M (79-77) and Baylor (66-48). The junior forward began the week with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting

versus the Aggies. He followed with career-highs of 26 points and 12 rebounds against BU, his second

double-double of the season. He shot 9-of-13 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the free throw line versus

the Bears. Johnson's rookie honor marks the fifth time an OSU player has earned Rookie of the Week

this season.