Keys named Big 12 women's basketball Freshman of the Week

Oklahoma State University guard Lexy Keys drives against Southern Methodist University. The Cherokee Nation citizen shared the Big 12 Conference's Freshman of the Week honors for Dec. 21 with Baylor's Hannah Gusters. COURTESY

STILLWATER -- Oklahoma State University's Lexy Keys, a Cherokee Nation citizen and Sequoyah High School graduate, shared the Big 12 Conference's Freshman of the Week honors on Dec. 21 with Baylor's Hannah Gusters, according to a Big 12 release.

Keys average 10.5 points and shot 72.7 percent (8-of-11) from the field in victories over Oklahoma and West Virginia. She had a career-high three steals and matched her career best with three assists to go with her first career block in the Cowgirls' win at OU. Keys hit six of her seven shots from the floor, including all four of her 3-point attempts, in OSU's win over West Virginia. She scored a career-high 16 points in 23 minutes.

Gusters shot 80 percent (28-of-35) from the floor, while averaging 15.5 points per game in a 4-0 week for the Lady Bears. She nailed six of seven free-throw attempts, averaged 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per contest.

A five-person media panel selects the weekly award winners.