Cowboys' Nash will return for sophomore year

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Oklahoma State freshman Le'Bryan Nash plans to return for his sophomore season.

Many expected the highly touted forward to leave after one year in Stillwater, but Nash said after the Cowboys' 76-60 win over Texas Tech in the Big 12 tournament Wednesday night that he'll return for another season.

Nash has missed four straight games after hurting his non-shooting hand. He'll have to wear a cast for about three more weeks before a month of rehab.

Nash was averaging 13.3 points and five rebounds in just over 30 minutes when he went down with the injury. He acknowledged that he "didn't have a great year" and believes he can improve his game -- and his draft stock -- by returning for another season with Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys play second-seeded Missouri in the Big 12 quarterfinals Thursday night.