Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Michael Neal Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

Oklahoma junior guard Michael Neal was honored as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Co-Rookie of the Week yesterday after scoring a team-high 15 points in a 60-48 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.

Neal, a 6-3, 191-pounder from Mesquite, Texas, had three points against the Red Raiders with four minutes remaining in the game. With OU holding a 48-40 lead, Neal then made 3-pointers on four of the Sooners’ next five possesions to put them up 60-44. The four treys came within a span of 2:47.

Neal, who played 21 minutes off the bench, was 5-for-9 from the field, 4-for-7 from 3-point range and 1-for-1 from the free throw line on the day while also registering a pair of steals.

Neal shared the honor with Oklahoma State junior forward Torre Johnson.