Durant Makes History

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ATLANTA -- Texas standout Kevin Durant is The Associated
Press' college basketball player of the year. He's the first
freshman to receive the honor.
The six-foot-nine swingman finished fourth in the country in
scoring at 25-point-eight points per game, and rebounding at
eleven-point-one boards per outing. He led the Longhorns to a
25-and-10 record, the Big 12 tournament championship game and the
second round of the N-C-A-A tournament.
Durant received all but two votes from the 72-member national
media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Senior forward Alando
Tucker of Wisconsin, the Big Ten player of the year, got the other
two votes.
Durant is the first Texas player to receive the award, which was
first presented in 1961.