Oklahoma forward Tyler Neal was named the Big 12 co-Sixth Man of the Year, and Buddy Hield, Cameron Clark and Ryan Spangler also earned honors when the All-Big 12 awards were named by the conference Sunday.
Neal shared the award with Oklahoma State’s Phil Forte.
After not playing much last year, Neal has become a valuable piece in the rotation as a senior.
The Putnam City West product is averaging career highs in points (6.4) and rebounds (3.4).
Hield was named to the All-Big 12 second team, Clark was a third-team selection and Spangler an honorable mention.
Hield, a sophomore guard, is averaging 16.8 points and 1.5 steals per game.
Clark averaged 15.2 points and 5.6 rebounds.
Spangler leads the league in rebounding with 9.4 per game and averages 9.9 points.
The selections are made by the league’s coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.
HORNBEAK FIGHTS THROUGH
Sophomore guard Je’lon Hornbeak had another productive day in Fort Worth on Saturday.
Hornbeak was 3 for 4 from the field, hit a pair of 3-pointers and had twice as many assists (two) as turnovers.
Hornbeak did it against TCU with his left thumb wrapped.
He suffered a minor ligament injury against West Virginia on Wednesday night.
Away from the court, Hornbeak has also been wearing a boot on his right foot at times since the Feb. 24 game at Kansas.
Hornbeak said the boot was more of a precaution.
He broke his left foot in early December.
The 97 points Oklahoma scored in Saturday’s regular-season finale were its most in a conference game since a 104-60 home win over Baylor on Feb. 26, 2005. The Sooners hadn’t scored more in a conference road game since beating Colorado 119-88 on Feb. 17, 1996, in the Big Eight....The Sooners are 11-0 when making 10 or more 3-pointers.... In the last three games, OU has outscored Texas, West Virginia and TCU by a combined 72 points from behind the arc, 105-33.