March 12, 2003
NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma men's basketball players and roommates Hollis Price and Quannas White picked up more postseason honors today. Price was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection by league coaches and earned United States Basketball Writers Association first-team All-America acclaim. White was named to the coaches' All-Big 12 third team.
Price and White, who both hail from New Orleans, La., have had terrific senior seasons. Price averages 19.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game while leading the Big 12 in three-point percentage (.450) and free throw percentage (.929), and ranking second in three-pointers per game (3.0).
White is averaging 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, a team-high 4.1 assists and 1.2 steals per contest and led the Big 12 (conference games) in three-point percentage (.519). He also ranks second in the league with his 2.9 assist-to-turnover ratio. Over his last 10 games, White is shooting .585 (24-for-41) from three-point range.
Earlier this week, Price was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection and was voted the Associated Press' Big 12 Player of the Year and CollegeInsider.com's Big 12 Player of the Year. He was also named to the Big 12's All-Defense Team, to the USBWA's All-District 12 Team. Additionally, Price is a finalist for the Wooden, Naismith and Senior CLASS Awards. White was named to the Big 12's All-Underrated Team on Monday.
Oklahoma, ranked sixth in the latest AP and ESPN/USA Today polls, is the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Sooners earned a first-round bye and will play Friday at 8:20 p.m. against the winner of Thursday's Colorado (No. 6 seed) versus Kansas (No. 11 seed) contest. The Sooners are 21-6 overall and finished 12-4 in conference play.