KANSAS CITY - Oklahoma State freshman Le'Bryan Nash says he 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.

Despite missing four straight games after injuring his non-shooting hand, Nash remains in good spirits and says he will wear a cast for about three more weeks before a month a rehabilitation .

Nash was averaging 13.3 points and five rebounds in just over 30 minutes before sustaining the hand 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 at 6 p.m. in Kansas City.