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Player of the week: Keenan Evans

For better or worse, No. 12 was once again the most discussed player in Lubbock

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Joy and fear, pride and eagerly waiting, those were the feelings every Red Raiders’ fan had during this week discussing Keenan Evans. If his Wednesday game against Oklahoma made us rejoice for all the extra meanings it had (Trae Young and all the hype surrounding him), on Saturday we saw him limping off the court and we held our breath for an injury that seems (SEEMS) to be not too serious.

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On Wednesday, in the nationally-televised game against the Sooners, Keenan recorded 26 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in 34 minutes, but he limited Young to a very modest 4/16 from the court and an even nicer 0/11 from the three-point line. Many discussions rose from this performance, and many analysts were even ready to open again the discussions about the Big 12 Player of the Year if this trend continues.

Three days later, the big scare came, as Evans only played 18 minutes before leaving the court with a toe injury. According to multiple sources (including ours), Evans is listed as day-to-day, and in his last press conference coach Chris Beard expects Keenan to play tomorrow, Wednesday, against Oklahoma State in Stillwater.

We’ll see what happens in these days, but a likely situation could be a limited use against the Cowboys in order to be ready for Saturday’s big match against Kansas.