March 10, 2003
Kansas City, Mo. - The Associated Press announced its All-Big 12 teams today, and three Cowboys were named to various teams. Victor Williams earned second-team All-Big 12 accolades, while Melvin Sanders was named second-team All-Big 12. Tony Allen was recognized on the honorable mention squad.
Williams, in his final year with the Cowboys, leads the team in scoring, averaging 15.3 points per contest. He also leads the squad in assists with 93 and steals with 60. His 75.5 percent shooting from the free throw line is second for OSU, while his 38.4 percent success from beyond the arc is also second on the team.
Sanders, considered by many as one of the top defensive stoppers in the country, was named to the Big 12 All-Defense squad. The 6-5 senior was regularly assigned to the opposing team's most active scorer. Not only a defensive specialist, Sanders also improved his offensive game, averaging 13.5 points per game this season, including a career-high 30 vs. Baylor.
Allen, a junior-college transfer from Wabash Valley Community College, was named to the Big 12 All-Newcomer team. Tony is averaging 14.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in his first Division I season at OSU. He also has 78 assists, 56 steals and 24 blocked shots this season. He has twice been named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week, and was recently named to the second team of the NABC All-District 12 squad.
These three and the rest of the Cowboys will face either Missouri or Nebraska on Friday, March 14, at 2:20 p.m. in the Big 12 Tournament at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Associated Press All-Big 12 Teams