Smart Earns First Team All-Big 12 Recognition

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart became just the 13th player in Oklahoma State basketball history to earn two-time first-team all-conference recognition when the Cowboys sophomore was named to the All-Big 12 team on Sunday. Also, OSU senior Markel Brown, junior Le'Bryan Nash and sophomore Phil Forte received all-Big 12 honors.

Smart averaged 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.7 steals in 28 games this season for the Cowboys. He becomes the first two-time first-team All-Big 12 honoree since John Lucas was recognized in 2004 and 2005.

Smart also was one of two unanimous selections to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team.

Brown, who averages 17.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, was a second-team All-Big 12 selection for the second consecutive year. He averaged 35.1 minutes while starting all 31 games during the regular season.

Nash, averaging 14.2 points and 5.7 rebounds, earned All-Big 12 honorees for the third consecutive season with his honorable mention recognition.

Forte, who averages 13.2 points, was named the co-Sixth Man Award winner, sharing the honors with Oklahoma's Tyler Neal. He is the first Cowboy to ever receive the Sixth Man Award.

The Cowboys, 20-11, have all but locked up an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament but will be looking to improve their resume in the Big 12 Tournament. They play Texas Tech,14-17, in a first-round game at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

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