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2016 Schedule
29-8, 3rd in Big 12
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13hJeff Borzello

Transfer Gillon picks Cuse, could start at PG

Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon told ESPN his final three schools: Syracuse, Oklahoma, Texas A&M. He will visit Syracuse this weekend, Oklahoma and Texas A&M next week. Gillon is immediately eligible. He averaged 13.2 PPG and 3.8 APG this past season.

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Hield's stock heading wrong way?

There was a time where Buddy Hield's name was on the tip of every tongue, but it's not like that anymore. A close look is needed to see if he's for real, according to scouts. Big Board 7.0 (Insider)

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Pelicans should take Hield at No. 6

Pre-lottery positioning has New Orleans drafting sixth in the first round. Chad Ford likes Oklahoma's Buddy Hield there, recognizing that the senior guard might not still be available. Mock draft 6.0 (Insider)

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Hield has special place in Dickie V's heart

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield could have gone to the draft, but instead he opted to stick around and get better. He was rewarded, and by proxy, so were we. Vitale's Sweet 16 moments


From homemade hoop to Wooden Award

Upon winning the Wooden Award for the nation's best college basketball player, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield told the story of how as a kid in his native Jamaica, he built a basketball hoop using plywood, crates and a rock.

Hield built his first hoop, now wins Wooden Award (1:45)
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Buddy Hield wins Wooden Award

The Oklahoma senior edged out Michigan State's Denzel Valentine for the award for the nation's top college basketball player. Hield averaged 25 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals this season in leading the Sooners to the Final Four.


Valentine, Ulis & Heild on future in NBA

Wooden Award finalists Denzel Valentine, Tyler Ulis and Buddy Hield discuss the NCAA tournament, upcoming draft, next steps in their career & what they will bring to the NBA.

Hield: I want to keep working to be the best in NBA (1:31)
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Buddy Hield wins Wooden Award after epic season

A season-long duel between Oklahoma's Buddy Hield and Michigan State's Denzel Valentine ended with the Sooners' guard taking home the Wooden Award.

3-Point Shot: Winners, losers and Buddy Hield (2:19)

2017 Bracketology: No. 4 Seeds

  • East: Oklahoma Sooners
  • West: Wisconsin Badgers
  • South: Indiana Hoosiers
  • Midwest: Seton Hall Pirates
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McGusty making it happen

Kameron McGusty will have an opportunity to play early and often for Lon Kruger's squad. He's a versatile threat that can excel on either end of the floor. 2016-17's best freshmen (Insider)

FiveThirtyEight: Breaking down Villanova's dream ending (4:12)
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Hield breaks top 5 in draft ranks

For the most part, Buddy Hield had an outstanding tournament run that had many considering him as a top-five pick. But his poor performance against Villanova in the Final Four brings some reality back into the equation. Big Board 6.0 (Insider)

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Lon Kruger on Buddy Hield's potential in NBA

Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger comments on his legacy, the NCAA title game, North Carolina's defense for the last play and how Buddy Hield's skills will translate to the NBA.

Better to lose like UNC or Oklahoma? (1:55)

What will the post-Hield era bring?

Losing Buddy Hield, Ryan Spangler and Isaiah Cousins presents a huge task for Lon Kruger. But he also has Jordan Woodard and Khadeem Lattin returning, and both players seem capable of larger roles. Way-Too-Early Top 25

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Buddy Hield made his mark in tournament

Oklahoma fans can expect to see a few of Hield's eight 3-pointers against Oregon in the annual video montage that follows the national title game. Best tourney moments

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Everything must go. Oklahoma and Syracuse gear is severely discounted at the merchandise tents downtown.

Did Hield's draft stock take a hit after loss to Villanova? (1:53)

Team Stats

Points Per Game75.0
Rebounds Per Game35.2
Assists Per Game14.4
Points Allowed75.0Tied-73rd

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