The 20th Big 12 Tournament begins Wednesday at the Sprint Center. We look back at the event’s two decades in a language familiar in basketball: Teams of honor.
These were the best shooters in Big 12 history.
Clarence Gilbert, Missouri (1998-02)
Nobody seemed to let it fly quite like Gilbert. He made a league record 12 threes against Colorado in 2002 and attempted 18 from beyond the arc (36 attempts in all) in a four-overtime victory over Iowa State in 2001.
Brian Conklin, Nebraska (2000-04)
Conklin was one of the most unique players in Big 12 history, a 7-footer who averaged 3.1 rebounds but shot 43.2 percent on threes, including a league-record 55.9 percent in 2004.
A.J. Abrams, Texas (2005-09)
The Longhorns’ designated gunner, Abrams held the Big 12 record for career triples (389) until this year, when he was passed by Buddy Hield. Abrams also was aces in the Big 12 Tournament.
Brady Heslip, Baylor (2011-14)
Heslip started his career at Boston College, transferred to Baylor and became one of the league’s best shooters with a 43.7 career average beyond the arc.
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma (2012-)
Hield is the Big 12’s career leader in scoring in conference games (1,202 points) and set season records for three-pointers in a conference season (79) and regular season (124 and counting).
Career three-pointers made in Big 12 history
389: A.J. Abrams, Texas (2005-09)
388: LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor (2007-11)
338: Jeff Boschee, Kansas (1998-02)
332: Clarence Gilbert, Missouri (1998-02)
326: Buddy Hield, Oklahoma (2012- )
Career three-point percentage (minimum 2.0 made per game)
45.1: Dedric Willoughby, Iowa State (1996-97)
44.3: Scott Christopherson, Iowa State (2009-12)
43.7: Brady Helsip, Baylor (2011-14)
43.7: Tyrus McGee, Iowa State (2011-13)
43.2: Galen Morrison, Kansas State (1999-00)