Buddy Hield wins Oscar Robertson Trophy

HOUSTON (AP) Buddy Hield, who led Oklahoma to its first Final Four in 14 years, has won the Oscar Robertson Trophy, presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to the nation's top college player.

Hield received 144 votes in the nationwide balloting while Denzel Valentine of Michigan State was the runner-up with 108 votes.

Robertson, the Hall of Famer who won this award three straight years at the University of Cincinnati, presented Hield with the trophy on Friday at the Final Four.

The 6-foot-4 senior averaged 25.4 points and 5.7 rebounds this season while shooting 46.5 percent from 3-point range. He was selected the Big 12 player of the year for the second straight season.

Hield was a close second to Valentine on Thursday for The Associated Press Player of the Year Award.

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