The Norman Transcript

November 11, 2013

Spangler named Big 12 newcomer of the week

Sophomore forward honored by Big 12 after debut

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Oklahoma men's basketball sophomore forward Ryan Spangler was named Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Monday following his stellar debut in the Sooners' win over Alabama on Friday.

Spangler, a transfer from Gonzaga who sat out last season per NCAA transfer regulations, was 7-for-11 from the field and finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds in OU's 82-73 season-opening victory over the Crimson Tide in Dallas.

Five of Spangler's 12 rebounds came on the offensive end as the Sooners recorded 17 second-chance points on the day. Spangler played 30 minutes in the contest without committing a turnover.

Spangler shared the Newcomer of the Week honor with Iowa State senior guard DeAndre Kane. ISU's Naz Long was named Big 12 Player of the Week.

The Sooners face North Texas at 7 p.m. today at Lloyd Noble Center.