Oklahoma Rumors & News

  • Austin Grandstaff leaves Oklahoma for DePaul

    Eleven Warriors "Austin Grandstaff's basketball journey has taken him from Texas to Ohio to Oklahoma, and his next stop will be in Illinois. The Ohio State transfer, who transferred from Oklahoma without logging a minute, is headed to DePaul. " June 13

  • Oklahoma dismisses 7-foot center Manyang after arrest

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma center Akolda Manyang's time with the Sooners is over. The 7-foot center is no longer with the team, an OU spokesman confirmed to The Oklahoman on Wednesday. The Post-Bulletin in Rochester, Minn., reported the soon-to-be senior was arrested around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Manyang and a..." June 09

  • Oklahoma suspends center Akolda Manyang after being charged with aggravated assault and battery

    Dallas Morning News "UPDATE (May 5, 10:41 a.m.): Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn informed the Dallas Morning News it was an "unprovoked deal." His description of the alleged assault stated Manyang approached a group of girls and started to talk with them. The victim, Tyler Evans, told Manyang the..." May 05

  • Breaking Down Future of Oklahoma's Buddy Hield

    Bleacher Report "Before exploding for one of the most impressive individual seasons in recent memory, Buddy Hield had reached out to the NBA for some feedback on his 2015 draft stock. "From what I got from the [NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee], I need to improve my ball-handling and how to create a shot,"..." April 20

  • Buddy Hield, Breanna Stewart honored as nation's top players

    Sporting News "Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield was the men's recipient of the John Wooden Award on Friday while the women's trophy went to Connecticut's Breanna Stewart. The Wooden Award is given annually to college basketball most outstanding men's and women's players. " April 09

  • Oklahoma's Buddy Hield named 2016 Naismith Trophy winner

    NCAA "Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is the 2016 Naismith Trophy Award winner for men’s basketball. The Sooners sensational senior recorded one of the best shooting seasons in recent college basketball history to lead his squad to this weekend’s Final Four." April 03

  • Villanova annihilates Oklahoma to reach title game

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Villanova flipped the script by slapping Oklahoma with the biggest blowout in the history of the Final Four. Guard Josh Hart scored 23 points, leading the Wildcats' 71.4 percent shooting from the field in a 95-51 rout of the Sooners in an NCAA Tournament semifinal on Saturday..." April 02

  • Buddy Hield Named Oscar Robertson Player of the Year

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma Sooners superstar Buddy Hield is bringing home some hardware before Saturday's Final Four, as the senior star was named the Oscar Robertson Player of the Year on Friday. " April 01

  • Oklahoma assistant hired as UT Rio Grande Valley head coach

    CBS Sports "UT Rio Grande Valley has hired Oklahoma assistant coach Lew Hill as its next head basketball coach, sources told CBS Sports. An official announcement is expected soon. Hill replaces Dan Hipsher, who was fired on March 15. A former standout at Wichita State, Hill has been on Lon Kruger's..." March 31

  • Buddy Hield turned in 'heck of a performance,' Kobe Bryant says

    ESPN "After Oklahoma senior star Buddy Hield scored 37 points Saturday to lead the Sooners to the Final Four, the National Player of the Year favorite credited his idol, Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant, who was in attendance. "As soon as I saw Kobe was here, I knew I had to put on a show. Blame..." March 28

  • Final Four sets up clash of styles, storylines

    SI "This week, the NCAA will punish North Carolina and Syracuse for scandals by asking them to miss at least two more days of class to focus on basketball. Not playing basketball. Promoting basketball. There are open practices to hold, and of course there are press conferences to conduct, during..." March 28

  • Oklahoma leaves little doubt, crushes Texas A&M

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Oklahoma guards Jordan Woodard and Buddy Hield made certain that Texas A&M's March miracles stopped here. Woodard had 22 points and five 3-pointers and Hield had 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Sooners advanced to the NCAA West Region final with a 77-63 victory over the..." March 24

  • Oklahoma’s Akolda Manyang returned to Minnesota following brother’s suicide

    College Basketball Talk "Akolda Manyang, a reserve center for Oklahoma, missed Sunday’s second round game against VCU as he returned to Minnesota following a death in the family. According to multiple reports, that family member was Akolda’s brother, Ater Manyang, a former high school basketball star in the state. He..." March 22

  • Hield scores 36 as Oklahoma overcomes VCU

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma guard Jordan Woodard lofted an alley-oop pass that Khadeem Lattin grabbed and flushed, causing one of many eruptions from the sea of red-clad Sooners fans. With that, the Sooners finally had the momentum edge they needed to fend off Virginia Commonwealth 85-81..." March 20

  • 2016 Naismith Trophy: Full List of Finalists Announced

    Bleacher Report "The four finalists for the 2016 Naismith Trophy, given to the top player in men's college basketball, were announced Sunday, courtesy of NCAA.com's Brian Mull. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis and Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon were selected out of a..." March 20

  • No. 9 West Virginia holds on after half-court heave disallowed

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said his team came to the Big 12 Tournament to not just play in the championship game but to win it. The Mountaineers have that chance, but just barely. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield sank a 3-point shot from just inside half-court at the..." March 12

  • Hield, Sooners top Niang, Cyclones in classic

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was a game that lived up to the hype, then exceeded it. Buddy Hield scored 39 points, including 21 in the second half, as the sixth-ranked Sooners held on to defeat 21st-ranked Iowa State 79-76 Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament at Sprint..." March 11

  • Hield, Sooners win, have eyes on the prize

    The Sports Xchange "FORT WORTH, Texas -- Buddy Hield wasn't going to downplay expectations for the Oklahoma Sooners going into tournament play. The favorite to win national player of the year honors believes that the sixth-ranked Sooners should be the last team standing, a statement he made following a 75-67..." March 05

  • No. 6 Oklahoma escapes with win over No. 19 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- On a night when Oklahoma's last national player of the year was honored, Buddy Hield made yet another case for this year's award. Hield started off hot, then disappeared a bit before coming on strong near the end, helping the No. 6 Sooners escape Lloyd Noble Center with a..." March 01

  • Late run helps No. 25 Longhorns past No. 3 Sooners

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN -- Texas will not win the Big 12 Conference regular season championship since Kansas clinched it for the 12th straight season Saturday. The Longhorns do not have the nation's best player, an award that will likely go to Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield. Texas might be the team playing the..." February 27

  • No. 3 Oklahoma routs rival Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- When he arrived at Oklahoma after spending his freshman season away from home, Ryan Spangler made no secret of the fact he disliked the Sooners' in-state rivals. "I couldn't go orange," Spangler said before his first Bedlam game. Wednesday, in his final regular-season..." February 25

  • Hield helps No. 3 Sooners outwork West Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Guard Buddy Hield poured in 29 points and No. 3 Oklahoma outworked the Big 12's top rebounding team to grab a 76-62 win at No. 10 West Virginia on Saturday. "This game helped us get back our swagger," said Hield after the Sooners (21-6, 9-5) ended a two-game losing..." February 20

  • Texas Tech takes down No. 3 Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "LUBBOCK, Texas -- Victories over No. 14 Iowa State and No. 21 Baylor in a week's span have put the Texas Tech basketball team into the conversation for a berth in the NCAA tournament. Wednesday night might have just solidified it in ink. For the first time in school history, the Red..." February 18

  • Graham does it all as Kansas wins

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- Kansas coach Bill Self wanted defense out of Devonte' Graham. A big offensive day was a bonus. Self got a big surprise Saturday when Graham excelled on both ends of the floor, containing Oklahoma's Buddy Hield and hitting big shot after big shot as the No. 6 Jayhawks..." February 13