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Baylor basketball stars Butler, Cox named to Wooden Award Top 20 lists

By Pranay Malempati | Sports Writer

On Sunday Feb. 3, the late season Wooden Award watch lists were announced with the top 20 candidates listed for both men’s and women’s NCAA basketball. The Wooden Award is given each year to the most outstanding college basketball player and Baylor had a candidate on each list — Lady Bears senior forward Lauren Cox and men’s basketball sophomore guard Jared Butler.

Cox, who was a third-team All-American and Big 12 defensive player of the year in 2019, made the list for the second-straight year. The Flower Mound native said she felt respected by the fact that she was voted to the list even though a foot injury she suffered in November caused her to miss eight of the 22 games Baylor has played so far this season.