Kentucky's Demarcus Cousins (15) battles for the ball with South Carolina's Sam Muldrow (44) during the first half in Columbia, S.C. Muldrow won the ball -- and the Gamecocks won the game, stunning No. 1 UK, 68-62.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jon Scheyer of Duke and Da'Sean Butler of
West Virginia are among 10 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award
as men's college basketball player of the year.
Kentucky freshmen John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins were among the
other finalists announced Thursday.
Scheyer averages 18.6 points for Duke, which will play West
Virginia in the national semifinals on Saturday. Butler averages
17.4 points and 6.3 rebounds for the Mountaineers.
The other finalists are James Anderson of Oklahoma State,
Sherron Collins of Kansas, Wesley Johnson of Syracuse, Scottie
Reynolds of Villanova, Evan Turner of Ohio State, and Greivis
Vasquez of Maryland.
The Wooden Award will be presented April 9 at the Los Angeles