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AJ, Nets make summer haven for Big 12 foursome

June, 28, 2010
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Maybe Avery Johnson, the new head coach of the New Jersey Nets, has a spot for his old home state of Texas. The New Jersey Nets' Summer League team that will play in Orlando next month will look like a Texas Longhorns reunion.

Of course, Damion James, drafted 24th by Atlanta and then traded to New Jersey, is the headliner. He'll be joined by former teammates, guard A.J. Abrams and center Connor Atchley. Abrams played in Greece last year and Atchley played for the Dakota Wizards of the D-League.

Add to the reunion Baylor guard Tweety Carter and it's a Big 12 party -- that is as long as all grudges have been buried.

Surely, James has forgiven Carter for his Bears' four consecutive defeats of the Longhorns, including three beat downs this past season to turn the tables of that once one-sided rivalry.

Tweety Carter's NBA dream has life

June, 8, 2010
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The NBA Draft is 16 days away and Tweety Carter, the four-year guard with a significant footprint in the Baylor Bears' turnaround, can't find his name on any mock drafts.

At 5-11, 185 pounds, Carter is no doubt undersized, but if anyone possesses all the intangibles -- high IQ, terrific teammate, elevates those he plays with, extremely hard worker, extremely coachable -- Carter is it.

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AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyTweety Carter averaged 15 points and 6.1 assists last season for Baylor.
He showed all those qualities in April at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament where fringe players like Carter are invited to compete to prove to scouts that they're NBA material. Carter left Portsmouth with the tourney's sportsmanship award and scouts left with a positive impression.

"Everybody loved him. He was tough, but then we had a lot of tough guards there," said Ryan Blake, the NBA's director of scouting. "We had [California's Jerome] Randle. We had [Alabama's Mikhail] Torrance, and Tweety is such a good kid. But, you look at these guards and there is really a fine line between a kid that can make it or not make it."

Carter was Baylor's second-leading scorer at 15.0 points last season and he led the Big 12 at 6.1 assists. His leadership and talent helped the Bears advance to the NCAA Tournament in two of the past three seasons, including last season's milestone run to the Elite Eight.

"It doesn’t matter if he gets drafted or not," Blake said. "He’ll be a guy that will still get that opportunity. Come draft day, if his name doesn’t get called, which a lot of people won’t, his phone or his agent’s phone number will be ringing."

Carter will likely be able to sign with a team after the draft and then get a shot to audition in one of the NBA's summer leagues. He could then get invited to training camp. If things don't work out for an opening-day roster, Carter is a prime candidate to play overseas or possibly in the D-League.

"If he can do it like an Anthony Morrow (Golden State) or anybody who’s on that fine line and he convinces a team to give him that chance, because again he is a competitor, he’s a guy that’s been through it all," Blake said. "They [teams] go by the mental part of the game and he has a lot of physical attributes, too, and he’s been running the show for a while."

Dunn decides to stick around Baylor

April, 15, 2010
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Maybe Baylor Bears guard LaceDarius Dunn just felt like his superb junior season needed one last celebration.

Dunn held a press conference late Thursday afternoon to inform Bears fans that he will return to school for his senior season. That's good news for a program that will graduate its point guard and team leader Tweety Carter and is losing junior power forward Ekpe Udoh to the NBA.

Dunn was really never much of a threat to declare for the NBA Draft after leading the Bears with a 19.6 scoring average. Despite a terrific season, the Monroe, La., native has not been rated highly by draft experts, although he did improve his stock with an excellent postseason and did emerge as a potential second-round pick in some mock drafts.

Only first-round picks garner guaranteed contracts, so had Dunn declared he would have taken a significant risk. Had he gone undrafted, he also would have surrendered his final year of eligibility. Dunn could have declared, but not hired an agent. In that case he would have had until May 8 to back out of the draft and return to school.

Dunn, who will be a top contender to lead the Big 12 in scoring next season and could be a preseason MVP candidate, will be counted on, as the lone senior, to lead a young and talented team.

Baylor had six freshmen on last season's team and a solid draft class is on the way. On Wednesday, the Bears signed Winston-Salem, N.C., point guard Stargell Love for the 2010-11 season. Love joins early signees Perry Jones (Duncanville, Texas), a 6-foot-10 forward ranked No. 3 overall in the ESPNU Top 100, and 6-3 guard Bakari Turner (Plano, Texas) to complete the three-player signing class that is ranked No. 17 by ESPN.

Baylor's Dunn next to decide future today

April, 15, 2010
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Baylor Bears shooting guard LaceDarius Dunn will make his intentions for next season known today at a 5 p.m. news conference.

Dunn has not been rated highly by draft experts, but he did improve his stock with an excellent postseason that saw the Bears advance to the school's first Elite Eight in the modern era. The junior out of Monroe, La., led the Bears in scoring at 19.6 points a game and shot 41.9 percent from 3-point range. He also averaged 4.8 rebounds.

If he returns, Dunn, 22, will be a top candidate to lead the Big 12 in scoring. However, two days ago Dunn watched junior forward Ekpe Udoh declare for the NBA Draft and senior point guard Tweety Carter, one of the main reasons Dunn chose to come to Baylor, will graduate.

The best guess is that the 6-foot-4 Dunn declares for the draft, but does not hire an agent, allowing him to retain his eligibility. He would have until May 8 to pull out of the draft and return to Baylor for his senior season.

Dunn will not be a first-round pick and second-round picks are not granted guaranteed contracts.

Dunn will test the waters, but will likely be back in a Bears uniform next season. Another solid season while he refines his ball-handling skills and playing more under control could potentially catapult him into the first round.

And he'll be surrounded by talented players. Baylor had six freshmen on last season's team and a solid draft class is on the way. On Wednesday, the Bears signed Winston-Salem, N.C., point guard Stargell Love for the 2010-11 season. Love joins early signees Perry Jones (Duncanville, Texas), a 6-foot-10 forward ranked No. 3 overall in the ESPNU Top 100, and 6-3 guard Bakari Turner (Plano, Texas) to complete the three-player signing class that is ranked No. 17 by ESPN.

One freshman, Givon Crump, will not be back next season. Crump, a native of Washington D.C., will transfer. He played in 16 games and averaged 0.4 points and 0.3 rebounds.

Baylor's Carter, A&M's Davis headed to Portsmouth

April, 6, 2010
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Baylor senior point guard Tweety Carter has been invited to compete in the 58th annual Portsmouth Invitational, which allows 64 of the nation's college basketball seniors to showcase their talents in front of NBA and international scouts.

This year's Invitational will take place Wednesday through Saturday at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va.

Carter is on a team that includes fellow Big 12 Conference alums Tony Crocker of Oklahoma Sooners and Bryan Davis of Texas A&M.

Carter, who averaged 15.0 points and a Big 12-best 5.9 assists, led Baylor to the school's first Sweet 16 and Elite Eight appearances in 60 years.

Stars aligned for new-era Final Four?

March, 28, 2010
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HOUSTON -- On Saturday the Final Four got an injection of new blood. Today, two blue-bloods could get in or it could be a totally fresh-faced weekend in Indianapolis.

First, who are the new guys already in? The Butler Bulldogs are for the first time ever, having upset Syracuse and Kansas State. The Bulldogs, coached by 33-year-old Brad Stevens, get to play in their hometown.

West Virginia is also in after stunning Kentucky. The Mountaineers, led by Morgantown native Bob Huggins, haven't made the Final Four since 1959.

And now we have Bruce Pearl's Tennessee Volunteers and Scott Drew's Baylor Bears attempting to make it a clean sweep for the renegades against the establishment.

Tennessee faces Tom Izzo's never-say-die Michigan State Spartans and the Bears -- truly the real Cinderella here after being picked to finish 10th in the Big 12 -- get the Duke Blue Devils, the final No. 1 seed standing, and coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The Volunteers are in the Elite Eight for the first time in school history. Baylor hasn't been here since 1950 when the tournament field was eight. Krzyzewski is 10-1 in regional final games.

For the Bears, a trip to Indianapolis will likely hinge on the play of their Big Three -- Tweety Carter, LaceDarius Dunn and Ekpe Udoh against the Big Three of Duke -- Kyle Singler, Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith.

So, are the Stars aligned for a new-ear Final Four? Krzyzewski says get used to the parity and the unexpected:

"Different teams have a chance to win right now unless you get that super team that has guys sticking together who are pro caliber, pro caliber for a while," Krzyzewski said. "It will be like this from now on, which I don't think is bad. It's pretty darn interesting. But it's tougher to maintain a high level."

Are Baylor, Purdue headed for rematch?

March, 26, 2010
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HOUSTON -- Remember who beat Baylor in the first round of the 2008 NCAA tournament, the Bears' first entry in 20 years?

Yep, the Purdue Boilermakers, 90-79.

They'll meet again on Sunday with the South Region title and a berth in the Final Four on the line if No. 3 Baylor gets past No. 10 Saint Mary's and No. 4 Purdue upsets No. 1 Duke tonight at Houston's Reliant Stadium.

While both rosters have changed, many of this season's key players for both teams played in the 2008 game, including Tweety Carter, LaceDarius Dunn and Josh Lomers for the Bears.

Injured Purdue star Robbie Hummel didn't play a major role in that game, scoring nine points in 17 minutes. But, Chris Kramer, the hero in last week's second-round win over Texas A&M, E'Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson combined for 36 points.

The Boilermakers blew the 2008 game open in the first half on 50 percent shooting while knocking six 3-pointers to lead 46-27 at halftime.

Oh yes, Bears remember coaches' pick

March, 22, 2010
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WACO -- Baylor Bears coach Scott Drew has been reminding those who might have forgotten that during the preseason the Big 12 coaches picked his team to finish 10th in the conference.

Oops, after tying for second place in the Big 12, the Bears are now one of 16 teams in the NCAA tournament still standing. Third-seed Baylor faces No. 10 Saint Mary's in Houston on Friday for the right to advance to the Elite Eight against either No. 1 Duke or No. 4 Purdue.

"I think everything happens for a reason, but at the same time when you see that and you know what type of team you have, especially as a leader of this team, I took it as disrespect," Bears senior point guard Tweety Carter said. "They just didn't give us any respect coming into this season. It's something that you've got to take."

Drew is quick to note that surely the Big 12 coaches took into consideration Baylor's loss of three starters in Curtis Jerrels, Henry Dugat and Kevin Rogers from a team that went 5-11 in conference last season -- although it rebounded to make the Big 12 tournament title game and the NIT title game. Baylor went 11-5 this season in conference play and has won a school-record 27 games. It has not lost a game this season by more than seven points.

Baylor advanced to its first Sweet 16 in modern history and pundits are giving the team a fighter's chance to get to the Final Four.

"I don't play this game to worry about what anybody else thinks," Carter said. "As long as this family here is tight, I'm all right. But, at the same time it comes up in the back of your mind that we've got to come out here and show them we're better than 10th."

Bears channel their inner-Kobe?

March, 19, 2010
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NEW ORLEANS -- When Sam Houston State's Ashton Mitchell drove the lane and dropped in a layup to tie Baylor at 55-55 with 3:48 remaining in their first-round NCAA tournament game, the No. 14 Bearkats could smell an upset of the No. 3 Bears.

But, Baylor Bears had been here before, playing tightly contested games all season. Remember, through 33 games entering the contest with Sam Houston, the Bears hadn't lost by more than seven points and they had seven wins by five points or less, so they understand the pressures of crunch time.

Baylor forward Ekpe Udoh said the team has a name for it.

"We call it Kobe time," Udoh said. "So we just buckled down, stayed aggressive and pulled out the win."

The Bears channeled the Lakers superstar after Mitchell tied it up, going on an 8-0 run over the next 2:44 for a 63-55 lead with 1:04 to go.

Udoh, A.J. Walton and Quincy Acy all came up with key steals. The run finally sprang LaceDarius Dunn, who scored six of his 13 points in the stretch. Sam Houston's surprising triangle-and-two defense caused Dunn and Tweety Carter problems throughout the game.

The Bears just might need to turn to "Kobe time" in Saturday's second-round game with a trip to the Sweet 16 in Houston on the line. No. 11 Old Dominion Monarchs pulled out a 51-50 win over No. 6 Notre Dame on Thursday.

Saturday's tip time is 4:50 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS -- Who knew it would take longer for the Baylor Bears to win an NCAA tournament game than for the school to end its ban on dancing?

They've been boot-scooting at Baylor since 1996, but they're still waiting on that elusive first Big Dance victory party. You know it's been a long time when the era of your last postseason accolades falls under the Wikipedia heading of: "Post-World War II Success."

"I don't know exactly when," said senior point guard Tweety Carter, who is 0-1 in NCAA tournament games, "but I know it's been a long time."

Last season's Bears captured the program's first postseason win at the NIT in 60 years. Now, the time is near for an NCAA victory. Baylor couldn't do it in 1988 or 2008, but 2010 seems just about right. Only the scrappy, up-tempo, 3-point-shooting No. 14 Sam Houston State Bearkats stand between the Bears and all of Waco celebrating like it's 1950 (with dancing fully encouraged, of course.)

Tip is scheduled for approximately 1:35 p.m., following No. 6 Notre Dame and No. 11 Old Dominion.

"Any time you get an opportunity to make history, you want to do that, and you want to do it by winning games," Carter said, knowing full well the Baylor program has plowed through enough infamy. "So we've got to continue to just strive for that.

"A first win for Baylor would be huge for this program. We didn't come up here just to win one game. We've come up here to win games. And that's what we've worked to do all season long. So we're going to continue to do that."

The Bears know that two wins in New Orleans sends them to Houston for the Sweet 16. The South Region is not loaded with powerhouses, in fact, some critics have conspired that the selection committee designed it for a Duke run to the Final Four. The Blue Devils and Bears, if both advance, would meet in an Elite 8 showdown at Reliant Stadium.

But, that type of speculation is for another day. Today is for taking that first, overdue step, a single victory 60 years in the making.

"What it would mean to win in the NCAA tournament?" seventh-year Baylor coach Scott Drew asked. "Any time anybody -- no matter how many games you have or haven't won in the NCAA tournament -- any time you win those are great memories and something that a school remembers and cherishes."

Hometown point guards go head-to-head

March, 17, 2010
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NEW ORLEANS -- Baylor's Tweety Carter from Reserve, La., and LaceDarius Dunn from Monroe, La., aren't the only ones having something of a homecoming in the Crescent City.

So is Sam Houston State point guard Ashton Mitchell, who grew up in New Orleans and could barely contain his excitement when the Bearkats popped up in New Orleans.

"I really didn't think I would ever get this opportunity again to play in front of my hometown after Katrina and everything," said the senior, who averages 12.7 points and 5.1 assists. "To see our name pop up in the southand New Orleans region, I was very excited about it."

Carter and Mitchell played against each other a time or two in AAU basketball and now they'll go head-to-head at 1:45 p.m. Thursday in a do-or-die, first-round NCAA tournament game.

"I know he's going to come to play," Carter said. "He's back home, so it's going to be a fun experience tomorrow."

Carter and Dunn both have large contingencies of family and friends coming to the game.

"I probably got about 50 trying to get in the game tomorrow," Dunn said. "I think that's enough."

Baylor's Lomers doesn't deny who he is

March, 17, 2010
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NEW ORLEANS -- Name the Baylor player who ranks as the career leader in victories (77) and field-goal percentage (66.3), is second in games played and is having the best season of his career. Tweety Carter? LaceDarius Dunn?

Try Josh Lomers.

The 7-foot, 280-pound senior has seen the Baylor program rise first-hand and has been a part of it every step of the way. The No. 3 Bears' first-round NCAA tournament game Thursday morning against No. 14 Sam Houston State will be Lomers' 33rd consecutive start this season and the 73rd of his career. It will be his 126th career game, two shy of Carter, the current career leader.

Hulking, lumbering and just a little bit goofy, Lomers might not possess the name recognition of some of his teammates, but there's no way you can miss him.

"I don’t really deny that big, white guy stereotype. I just try to work with it in my game and excel at being a big white guy --get rebounds, set screens and do my job," Lomers said. 'I’m not worried about how people see me. If they see me as a big white guy, that’s OK, I’m all right with that."

Lomers is averaging career highs in points (6.6), rebounds (3.6) and minutes (17.3) His 50 offensive rebounds rank third on the team. His seven double-figure scoring games is one shy of his total in the three previous seasons. His mammoth frame provides Baylor a defensive anchor in the middle in the 2-3 zone. And lately he's been a blocking machine with nine over the last four games, while 15 of his 34 blocks on the season have come in the last 10 games.

Donning thick sideburns, a scruffy beard and mostly looking like he just woke up, Lomers also has a dry, keen sense of humor. Asked who the least-known Baylor starter is, Lomers looked up as if to twirl the question around in his mind before saying, "Hmm, I don’t know, probably either me or Ant [Anthony Jones].

Then he continued: "Probably me. I don’t know because obviously the Big Three (Carter, Dunn and Ekpe Udoh) are the Big Three and everybody knows about them, so me and Ant, we do our jobs, we play our roles and I think we do good things. Nothing down about us, but we’re just not as big as personalities as those guys."

A three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection (2008, 2009, 2010), Lomers is double-majoring in human resource management and finance. He's on pace to graduate in May, but hopes he won't be taking a desk job any time soon. After all, somewhere in this great, big basketball world, someone could use a team-oriented 7-foot center who knows who he is and isn't afraid to say it.

"I hope to get a job plyaing basketball somewhere," Lomers said. "If I can get paid for doing something I love I guess I’ll never have to work a day in my life. But after that, hopefully go into management somewhere and run with it."

NCAA Bracketology preview: Baylor

March, 17, 2010
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ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi is high on Baylor. How high? How about a trip to the Final Four via Houston. And how can you pick against a guy named Tweety?

Tweety's Baylor run culminating in style

March, 10, 2010
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The Baylor Bears are trying something new. They're taking Wednesday off, save for a tune-up practice in Kansas City. They've earned it. The third-seeded Bears have a bye for for the first time in the 14 years of the Big 12 tournament.

When the Bears (24-6) open play Thursday night against the Texas-Iowa State winner (and how many Baylor fans would love to see the Bears go for a three-peat of the Horns?), it will begin the final countdown for senior point guard Tweety Carter.

Carter, A 5-11, do-it-all dynamo from Reserve, La., has had a spectacular final season, averaging 15.8 points and leading the conference with 6.3 assists. He's increased his scoring by 5.2 points over last season and has dished out 150 more assists. He's shooting 39 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, always his specialty, but he's also now a significant threat inside the arc. He also brings a tenacious energy at the other end of the floor in the Bears' 2-3 zone defense.

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AP Photo/Rod AydelotteTweety Carter (right) has played more games in a Baylor uniform than anyone.
Thursday's game will be Carter's 126th in a Baylor uniform, more than anyone who has come before him, and he ranks in the top 10 of 11 major career categories. With two more wins, Carter will lead the Bears to a single-season school record of 26 victories.

"Tweety is somebody who came in a great scorer and now will leave a great point guard and a great defender," Baylor coach Scott Drew said. "We know how valuable he’s been, and I think most people across the league know how good he is."

Carter, hard-working and highly likable, and junior sharpshooter LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor’s leading scorer at 19.2 points game, comprise the most explosive backcourt in the Big 12, capable of combining for 50 points or more on any given night.

"You’re always going to consider yourself the best, but me and Lace just come out and play hard every night," Carter said. "We let our play allow us to be better than people thought we were going to be."

Said Drew: "We don’t know if they're the most talented, but we know we wouldn’t trade them for anybody in the country. We love them as basketball players and we love them as people. They’ve done a tremendous amount for our program."

After a disappointing Big 12 season a year ago on the heels of the ballyhooed 2008 NCAA tournament berth, Baylor regrouped in the conference tournament, making it all the way to the title game. With an automatic bid on the line, the weary Bears fell to Missouri and settled for the NIT.

They took full advantage, barnstorming to New York City and an appearance in the NIT title game. As often happens with teams that make spirited runs in the NIT, Baylor will jump into the NCAA tournament next week. Few outside the program figured it would happen. With three starters graduating and no one certain that 6-10 transfer Ekpe Udoh would make such a significant impact at both ends, Baylor garnered little respect heading into the season. It was picked 10th in the preseason by the conference's coaches.

But then in nonconference play, the Bears beat Xavier, Arizona State, Arkansas and South Carolina. It wasn't until Baylor took Kansas down to the wire at Allen Fieldhouse that the Big 12 recognized the Bears as a direct threat.

"I knew we had a good team. A lot of people didn't know that," Carter said. "We lost three of our key players and I think a lot of people doubted us, but we stayed together as a team, we worked hard and we believe in each other that we can do a lot of good things."

The Bears never lost a game this season by more than seven points, something no other NCAA Division I team in the nation can say, according to the Baylor media relations department.

If Baylor gets past Texas or Iowa State, it could get a rematch in the semifinals against Kansas State, which won by two points in a gut-wrencher in Waco. And of course, No. 1 Kansas sits in the opposite bracket as a potential championship game matchup.

Baylor beat the top-seeded Jayhawks in last season's quarterfinal round on its way to the final.

"We'll take it one game at a time, go out there and compete like we have been all season and stay together," Carter said. "This team will come ready to play every game. As long as we keep doing that we can compete with anybody."

OSU's Anderson named Big 12 POY

March, 7, 2010
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Oklahoma State's James Anderson was named the Big 12 Player of the Year on Sunday. Kansas center Cole Aldrich earned Defensive Player of the Year over Baylor's Ekpe Udoh, who was named the league's Newcomer of the Year.

Anderson, a unanimous All-Big 12 first-team choice, led the conference in scoring with 22.9 points per game. He averaged 24.1 points in conference play, the fifth-best scoring mark in league history. He had five 30-point outings -- the most of any player in the Big 12 -- and has scored 25 points or more 17 times. He is the second Oklahoma State player to garner player honors, following Tony Allen in 2003-04.

Aldrich wins defensive recognition after sharing the honor a year ago. The junior center finished second in the conference with 110 blocks, including 54 in league action. He was a key component on a Jayhawks squad that led the Big 12 and ranked third nationally by holding opponents to 37.7 percent shooting from the floor.

Udoh had a dominating season in his debut year at Baylor by setting a Big 12 season record for blocks with 123. The junior rejected 57 in league play, also record. He had 16 games with 10 rebounds or more, including a 20-rebound effort at South Carolina in December. Udoh finished tied for second in the Big 12 with 13 double-doubles and was second overall with 9.8 rebounds per game. He is the first Baylor player to win Big 12 newcomer honors.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
James Anderson, Oklahoma State, G, Jr., 6-6, 205

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, Jr., 6-11, 245

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr., 6-10, 240

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Alec Burks, Colorado, G, Fr., 6-6, 185

SIXTH MAN AWARD
Jamar Samuels, Kansas State, F, So., 6-7, 215

COACH OF THE YEAR
Frank Martin, Kansas State [Career: 67-30, 3rd season; At KSU: 67-30, 3rd season]

All-Big 12 First Team
Name, School, Pos.
Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C
Sherron Collins, Kansas, G
Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, G
James Anderson, Oklahoma State**, G
Damion James, Texas**, G/F
Donald Sloan, Texas A&M, G

All-Big 12 Second Team
Name, School, Pos.
LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F
Craig Brackins, Iowa State, F
Marcus Morris, Kansas, F
Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G

All-Big 12 Third Team
Name, School, Pos.
Tweety Carter, Baylor, G
Cory Higgins, Colorado, G
Kim English, Missouri, G
Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma, G
Bryan Davis, Texas A&M, F

All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Listed alphabetically by school)
Alec Burks (Colorado), Marquis Gilstrap (Iowa State), Xavier Henry (Kansas), Zaire Taylor (Missouri), Willie Warren (Oklahoma), Obi Muonelo (Oklahoma State), Avery Bradley (Texas), John Roberson (Texas Tech), Mike Singletary (Texas Tech)

Big 12 All-Defensive Team
Name, School, Pos.
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F
Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C
Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, G
J.T. Tiller, Missouri, G
Dogus Balbay, Texas, G
Bryan Davis, Texas A&M,

Big 12 All-Rookie Team
Name, School, Pos.
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F
Alec Burks, Colorado,G
Xavier Henry, Kansas, G
Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma,G
Avery Bradley, Texas, G

** - Unanimous Selection
Note: Ties in the voting created additional spots for the All-Big 12 First Team and All-Defensive Team.

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