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Oklahoma basketball notebook: Ryan Spangler comes back strong

Ryan Spangler had 16 points and eight rebounds in 30 minutes three days after suffering the injury in Saturday's win over Tulsa.
by Ryan Aber Published: December 17, 2013
/articleid/3915578/1/pictures/2296998">Photo - Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler celebrates OU's win as Texas-Arlington's Reger Dowell (1) reacts during the men's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and UT-Arlington, at the LLoyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Oklahoma won 91-89.
Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler celebrates OU's win as Texas-Arlington's Reger Dowell (1) reacts during the men's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and UT-Arlington, at the LLoyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Oklahoma won 91-89. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Woodard earned the honor after his 24-point, eight-assist game in Saturday's 101-91 win over Tulsa. He also had three rebounds and a steal.

The award is selected by CBSSports.com's Jeff Borzello, in partnership with the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Woodard's 12 assists in Tuesday's game were the most for an OU player since Terrell Everett had 15 against Baylor in 2006.

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The Sooners will travel to Houston to play former conference rival Texas A&M on Saturday at the Toyota Center as part of a doubleheader.

Oklahoma will take on the Aggies at 6 p.m., after the Houston-Rice game at 3:30 p.m.

The game will be televised by ESPNU and is part of the inaugural Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Going into the final game of the series, the Big 12 holds a 6-3 advantage.

The Big 12 has won three consecutive series with other conferences, having beaten the Pac-10 in 2009 and 2010.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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