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2016 Schedule
29-8, 3rd in Big 12
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15dJohn Gasaway

How will the Big 12 race play out in 2016-17?

Three Big 12 schools have hired new coaches since the season ended. Will the newcomers be able to shake up the conference's traditional pecking order?

Ford: Hield has unlimited shooting range (2:03)

Whom would Wolves draft at No. 6?

With ESPN's latest lottery generator placing Minnesota in that draft slot, our experts are split on the choice. Kevin Pelton likes Oklahoma senior Buddy Hield for his shooting, while Chad Ford prefers Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson for his defense. Top-10 mock draft (Insider)

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OU's Manyang charged with assault, suspended

Reserve center Akolda Manyang has been charged with felony aggravated assault after being accused of punching a man in the face without provocation.

Which team could reach the Final Four again? (2:31)
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25dJeff 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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48dEamonn Brennan

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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Team Stats

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

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Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record41-30
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances30