Kansas State junior guard Cartier Diarra has earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career. Diarra's big week was punctuated by a career-best 25-point performance against Tulsa, including the game winner with just 22.4 seconds left on the clock.
Diarra's selection marks the first time a Wildcat has been given Big 12 Player of the Week honors since Barry Brown, Jr. and Dean Wade received the award in back-to-back weeks in January 2019. It is the Wildcat's 29th selection overall.
Diarra is averaging 12.8 points per game on 40.6 percent shooting, and is also averaging almost 6 assists per game. Kansas State will return to action this weekend, as the Wildcats travel to Norman to take on Oklahoma. That game, as always, will be broadcast on 690AM KGGF, with tip-off at noon.