WASHINGTON STATE LEADS THE WAY IN BIG12 REGULAR SEASON

By David A. Fahrenthold and David K. LiBerson-USA TODAY SportsMontana basketball coach Matt Bradley was one of four players named to the All-Big12 first team.

Bradley had the best statistical season in conference history and helped the Wildcats reach the Elite Eight.

(AP)Montana’s Ryan Boudreau is the only player on the All 12 teams.

He led the Pac-12 in assists (9.9 per game), steals (6.6 per game) and minutes (27.2).

He also led the Big 12 in scoring and rebounding (12.4 ppg).

He had his best season in the Pac 12, averaging 9.9 points and 9.3 rebounds in 26.4 minutes.

Boudreau was named a first-team All-American.

He also was named to The Associated Press’ All-America team.

Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, had his first career start.

He was named the conference’s Most Improved Player.

The other first-round selections in this year’s Big 12 Conference are:Kansas (second round);Oklahoma (third round);Texas (fourth round);Mississippi State (fifth round);Michigan State (seventh round);Kansas State (eighth round)The other third-round picks are:Louisiana Tech (second-round);Louisville (third-round)Kansas (fourth-round), Oregon (fifth-round).

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