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Sooners' Hield returning for senior year

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield, the Big 12 player of the year, has chosen to return for his senior season.

Hield made the announcement Friday with his coach, Lon Kruger, next to him.

"You have to be smart," Hield said. "You can't go in there and a take a gamble and bury yourself. I just know the best decision was to come back and improve. That way when the time comes, I'll be ready."

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin36-4
4 Duke35-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Kansas27-9
4 Wisconsin36-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Duke35-4
7 Virginia30-4
8 Gonzaga35-3
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Baylor24-10
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