Oklahoma State freshman Marcus Smart and Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo will be among those honored at the 2013 Devon Energy College Basketball Awards gala on Monday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Awards will be presented for Smart, the Wayman Tisdale Award winner, and Izzo, the Tisdale Humanitarian Award winner, along with Miami coach Jim Larranaga, who was named the Henry Iba Coach of the Year, and Michigan guard Trey Burke, who won the Oscar Robertson Trophy that is presented annually to the men's college basketball player of the year.
Tickets and sponsorship information for the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards are available at collegebasketballawards.com or by contacting Scott Hill at (405) 749-1515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIXERS MAKE SEMIFINALS
The Tulsa 66ers, the NBA-Deveopmental League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder, advanced to the final four Sunday with a 100-98 win over Canton (Ohio) at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. The 66ers, who had 20 points in the second half from DeAndre Liggins, will face Rio Grande Valley (Texas) in the best-of-3 semifinals. The day and time for Game 1 will be announced.
Liggins, on assignment from the Thunder, hit five 3-pointers in the second half. He finished the game with 24 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Perry Jones added 20 points and seven rebounds. Jeremy Lamb had 14 points and eight rebounds for Tulsa.