Jan 24, 2022

Pack named Big co-Player of the Week

Posted Jan 24, 2022 9:00 PM

Sophomore guard Nijel Pack has been selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 co-Player of the Week on Monday (January 24) after his career-high 35-point performance against No. 7/7 Kansas on Saturday.

For the week, Pack averaged 25.5 points on 57.6 percent (19-of-33) shooting, including 58.8 percent (10-of-17) from 3-point range, in helping K-State split a pair of games against No. 23/22 Texas and No. 7/7 Kansas this past week. He scored 16 points in the upset of the Longhorns on Tuesday night that ended their 11-game homecourt winning streak before his near record-breaking effort against the Jayhawks at Bramlage Coliseum.

Pack shared the weekly honor with Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji, as the two combined for 64 points in Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown. It is the second-most points by opposing players in the 296-game rivalry and the most since K-State’s Mike Wroblewski (46) and Kansas’ Nolen Ellison (25) combined for 71 points on February 7, 1962. Pack is the sixth Wildcat to post a game of 35 or more points against Kansas and the most in more than a decade since Jacob Pullen’s 38-point effort against the top-ranked Jayhawks on February 14, 2011.