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Jordan Willis: Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Jordan Willis is your Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, plus the Wildcats place seven on the All-Big 12, and Coach Weber gets win #400.

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Gracey Terrill put in WORK yesterday, as she first brought us the announcement that 7 Wildcats were chosen for the All-Conference team. Then she did the same for the AP announcement which included the biggest award of them all: The Big 12’s Defense Player of the Year award going to Jordan Willis.

Finally, Gracey capped off the day with a recap of win #400 for head coach Bruce Weber.


The dominant story from yesterday was Jordan Willis’ unanimous selection as first team all-Big 12. (KC Star news services.)

Even though he was a unanimous first team All-Big 12 player, Willis only won the Big 12 player of the year award by one vote over West Virginia corner Rasul Douglas. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)

USA Today provides the full list of All-Big 12 winners. (USA Today via AP)

The All-Big 12 wasn’t the only awards announced yesterday as future Kansas State head coach former Wildcat player/assistant Brent Venables was awarded with the Broyles Award as the nations top assistant coach. (AP via

He hadn’t taken a snap on defense in four years, but watching the game this past Saturday you’d have thought Trent Tanking was a four year starter. (Kellis Robinett, KC Star)


It took a while to warm up the engines but the Wildcats finally started humming late in the first half, and cruised to a 74-55 victory over Prairie View A&M giving coach Weber his 400th win. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)