LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech Lady Raider basketball senior Vivian Gray has been named Big 12 Player of the Week for her stellar efforts in Tech's overtime win over Kansas, the conference announced Monday. It marks Gray's third honor for her career and first this season.
Texas Tech senior Vivian Gray had a career night in the Lady Raiders' overtime victory over Kansas on Saturday, scoring a career high 38 points to go along with 10 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Gray was 14-of-21 (.667) on the night from the floor and hit 10-of-13 free throw attempts.
Gray's clutch gene was on display, as the senior had 21 points in the second half and five points in the overtime period to push the Lady Raiders to victory. Gray's 38-point double double was the most points a player has had in a double double in Big 12 play this season. She is only the second player in the nation this season to record a game of 30-plus points, 10-plus rebounds, three-plus blocks and three-plus steals, per HerHoopStats.com.
Gray's 38 points are tied for the third-most in a game by a Big 12 player this season. Gray's effort in the win helped the Lady Raiders to their second overtime win of the year and clinched the team's first Big 12 sweep of the season.
It marked Gray's eighth double-double of the year and her 11th 20-point game. The senior ranks top-10 in the Big 12 in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocks, and is the only Power Five player in the country averaging 19-plus points, 8-plus rebounds and 3-plus assists.
Gray and the Lady Raiders will be back in action this week when they travel to Manhattan, Kan., to close the season series with Kansas State. The game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on ESPN+.