Aug. 7, 2002
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Oklahoma's Quannas White and the rest of the Big 12 Men's Basketball All-Star team used an early run to put away the 08 Stockholm Human Rights club team in a 101-68 victory Wednesday at Fryshuset Gymnasium in Stockholm.
After 08 Stockholm tied the game at 10-10 four minutes into the first quarter, the Big 12 All-Stars went on a 17-0 run over the next four-and-a-half minutes and never looked back. Three-pointers by Colorado's Blair Wilson, Texas Tech's Will Chavis and Nebraska's Jake Muhleisen fueled the run. Muhleisen scored seven of his nine points during the stretch.
"For an opening game I thought we did some very good things and I thought we did some things that we were a little careless on," Baylor head coach Dave Bliss said. "Perhaps the inexperience of playing together caused some of it. All in all I thought we did some good things defensively, I thought offensively we did a good job of looking for each other. I thought we played together and played hard and I was real proud of how they acquitted themselves."
Iowa State's Jake Sullivan led the Big 12 All-Stars with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 3-for-5 3-pointers. Sullivan added three assists, three rebounds and 2 steals.
The Big 12 All-Stars led 31-15 after the first quarter, and 51-31 at the half. The team shot 37-of-69 from the field and hit 18-of-25 free throws.
White and Kansas State's Pervis Pasco each scored 11. White totaled three steals and two assists while Pasco also had three rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Jason Klotz of Texas scored six points and led the team with six rebounds. Chavis finished with seven points and a team-high five assists. All 12 players scored in the game.
The Big 12 All-Stars, consisting of one player from each conference school, play again Wednesday against Sodertalje Basket in Stockholm. The All-Stars are on an 11-day tour of Scandinavia, in which the team plays six games in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
This is the sixth annual Big 12 All-Star team, and the third men's squad. Former Texas Tech head coach James Dickey guided the first men's Big 12 All-Stars to a 4-2 record in August 1998 while touring London, Paris, Belgium, and Germany. In 2000, Colorado head coach Ricardo Patton guided the second men's all-star squad to a 5-1 record in Austria and Germany. Women's Big 12 All-Star teams toured in 1999 and 2001.