Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim and Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins headline the Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Team, released Sunday by the conference. Smart is one of just two players in the Big 12 top earn First Team and All-Defensive Team honors, joining Juwan Staten of West Virginia. Smart was also one of two unanimous selections to the All-Defensive Team along with Kansas' Joel Embiid. Ejim was named the Player of the Year in the Big 12 and Wiggins was honored as the Freshman of the Year. Kansas and Iowa State each brought home two individual honors, as DeAndre Kane of ISU was named the Newcomer of the Year and Embiid the league's Defensive Player of the Year. The Sixth Man of the Year Award was split between a Sooner and a Cowboy -- OU forward Tyler Neal and OSU guard Phil Forte share the award. Texas' Rick Barnes was named Coach of the Year. OU and OSU each placed a player on the All-Big 12 Second Team. Markel Brown of OSU and Buddy Hield of OU were each selected. OU forward Cameron Clark was named All-Big 12 Third Team. OU's Ryan Spangler and OSU's Le'Bryan Nash each earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention status.
A mutual friend arranged the meeting, and Durant visited with Ali and his family at the world champ’s Phoenix home.
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He's not in trouble of losing his job, but Scott Brooks may be getting tuned out in OKC. The Thunder is playing like a team trying to get its coach fired, says Berry Tramel.
Switzer has no filter. He says what’s on his mind. That’s not the same as saying what you really believe. Some of us sometimes talk without thinking, and Switzer does his share of that.
On its winless two-game road trip, the Thunder just ran into two teams that were hungrier, says Darnell Mayberry. And veteran guard Derek Fisher summed up the troubles post-game on Sunday.
Spangler will get a little more rest, which means he will be fresher as the Sooners enter the postseason.
Ford tries to hide the frustration, yet it’s becoming impossible to conceal in this basketball season that continues to twist and turn uncomfortably. Truth is, Ford can’t catch a break.
After its 45-31 Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama, OU is considered by many to be a legitimate national championship contender in 2014.
Rudolph will go through spring practice with the Cowboys and compete for the starting quarterback job.