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Game 32 | OU vs. SAN DIEGO STATE | Friday, March 22, 2013 | 8:20 p.m. CT | Philadelphia, Pa. | Wells Fargo Center (20,000) | TBS Mike Houck, Director of Media Relations McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics 180 West Brooks, Suite 2525 | Norman, OK 73019 O: (405) 325-8227 | C: (405) 249-5892 | E: mhouck@ou.edu www.SoonerSports.com | Twitter: @SoonerHoops; @mhouckOU

MEN’S BASKETBALL

27 NCAA Tournaments | 4 Final Fours | 14 Conference Championships | 30 All-Americans | 28 Postseason Appearances In The Last 32 Years

Oklahoma Schedule/Results

OKLAHOMA SOONERS

N2 N7

WASHBURN (Ex.) CENTRAL OKLAHOMA* (Ex.)

W W

83-66 94-66

N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30

ULM at UT Arlington vs. UTEP # vs. Gonzaga (17) # vs. West Virginia # at Oral Roberts NORTHWESTERN STATE

W W W L W W W

85-51 63-59 68-61 47-72 77-70 63-62 69-65

D4 D15 D18 D29 D31

at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M $ STEPHEN F. AUSTIN OHIO

TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI*

L W L W W

78-81 64-54 55-56 74-63 72-42

J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30

at West Virginia OKLAHOMA STATE TEXAS TECH at Kansas State (16) TEXAS at Kansas (3) at Baylor

W W W L W L W

67-57 77-68 81-63 60-69 73-67 54-67 74-71

F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27

KANSAS STATE (18) at Iowa State KANSAS (5) TCU at Oklahoma State (17) at Texas Tech BAYLOR at Texas

L L W W L (OT) W W L (OT)

50-52 64-83 72-66 75-48 79-84 86-71 90-76 86-92

W W L L 8:20 p.m. TBD TBD TBD

86-69 83-70 67-70 66-73 TBS TBD CBS CBS

M2 IOWA STATE M6 WEST VIRGINIA M9 at TCU M14 vs. Iowa State ^ M22 vs. San Diego State % M24 NCAA Third Round % M28-31 NCAA Regionals A6-8 NCAA Final Four

All times Central and subject to change * Field House Series (played at McCasland Field House) # Old Spice Classic (Orlando, Fla.) $ All-College Classic (Oklahoma City) ^ Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship (Kansas City, Mo.) % NCAA Championship (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Radio (Sooner Sports Network)

Play-by-Play............................................. Toby Rowland Analyst.........................................................Mike Houck

TV (TBS)

Play-by-Play............................................... Kevin Harlan Analyst..........................................................Len Elmore Analyst...................................................... Reggie Miller Courtside Reporter.................................. Lewis Johnson

SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS

Overall Record.......................................20-11 Big 12 Record/Finish.......... 11-7/Fourth (tie) NCAA Tournament Seed...................... No. 10 NCAA Tournament Appearances...........27th NCAA Tournament Record...................36-26 Head Coach...................................Lon Kruger Alma Mater......................... Kansas State ’75 Career Record............... 514-331 (27th year) At Oklahoma.......................35-27 (2nd year) Website.....................www.SoonerSports.com

Overall Record......................................22-10 MWC Record/Finish............. 9-7/Fourth (tie) NCAA Tournament Seed........................No. 7 NCAA Tournament Appearances............9th NCAA Tournament Record......................2-8 Head Coach..................................Steve Fisher Alma Mater......................... Illinois State ’67 Career Record..............464-252 (22nd year) At SDSU..........................280-170 (14th year) Website...........................www.GoAztecs.com

NCAA Second and Third Rounds

PROJECTED OKLAHOMA STARTERS

22 AMATH M’BAYE • F

NOTES: A third-team All-Big 12 selection and member of the league’s all-academic and all-rookie teams ... Has scored in double figures 15 times on the year ... Was 4-for-21 (19.0%) from 3-point range over first 24 games but is 8-for-19 (42.1%) in 7 games since ... Turned in 15-point, career-high 13-rebound, career-high 5-assist game Feb. 20 at Texas Tech (first doubledouble as a Sooner) ... One of 3 team captains (Osby, Fitzgerald are others).

6-9 • 208 • Jr. • Bordeaux, France University of Wyoming

PTS

REB

FG%

MIN

5.2

.464

25.0

10.1

24

ROMERO OSBY • F

PTS

REB

FG%

MIN

7.0

.522

28.5

15.8

1

SAM GROOMS • G REB

AST

MIN

1.7

3.2

20.6

5.1

STEVEN PLEDGER • G

NOTES: A third-team All-Big 12 selection ... Ranks 2nd on team with his 11.8 scoring average ... Ranks 3rd in Big 12 with 2.3 treys per outing and 5th with 37.0% 3-point field goal mark ... Averaging 15.5 points the last 8 outings ... Is 28-for-64 (43.8%) from 3-point range over last 8 games after going 2-for-17 (11.8%) the previous 4 outings ... Ranks 2nd in OU history with 248 3-pointers and 14th with 1,389 points ... Has made 63 straight starts.

6-4 • 219 • Sr. • Chesapeake, Va. Atlantic Shores Christian School

PTS

REB

3FG%

MIN

3.3

.370

28.7

11.8

5

NOTES: Has started 7 games on year (last 6) ... His 3 highest scoring career performances (18, 23, 19) have come in last 8 games ... Averaging 12.4 points and 5.5 assists the last 8 contests ... Has 99 points the last 8 games after totaling 54 in his first 22 outings ... Leads the Big 12 with his 2.7 assist-toturnover ratio ... Started every game last year when he led league with 2.8 assist-to-turnover ratio and ranked 2nd with 6.0 assists per game.

6-1 • 203 • Sr. • Greensboro, N.C. Chipola College (Fla.)

PTS

2

NOTES: A first-team All-Big 12 pick (OU’s first in 4 years) ... Averaging team highs of 15.8 points and 7.0 rebounds ... Averaging 21.5 points and 8.1 rebounds over last 8 games (55.3 FG%). ... In Big 12 play ranked 2nd in scoring (17.8), 5th in rebounding (7.3), 3rd in FG% (54.0) and 5th in FT% (77.6) ... Has 50.0 FG% or better in 19 of last 24 games ... Averaging 23.2 points over last 5 games (career-high 31 at Texas) ... Leads team with 21 charges taken.

6-8 • 232 • Sr. • Meridian, Miss. Mississippi State University

JE’LON HORNBEAK • G

NOTES: Has started 28 of 31 games ... Averaging 5.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steal per outing ... Shooting 34.2% from 3-point range (35.9% in Big 12 play) ... Has made 19 of his last 49 3-point attempts (38.8%) over the last 22 games ... Averaging 7.2 points over last 10 contests (scored 13 six games ago vs. Baylor)... A 4-star recruit ranked No. 102 nationally by Rivals.com last year (teammate of Baylor frosh Isaiah Austin).

6-3 • 180 • Fr. • Arlington, Texas Grace Preparatory Academy

PTS

REB

AST

MIN

2.7

1.7

22.6

5.6

OKLAHOMA’S TOP RESERVES No.

Name

3 21 4 11 15

Buddy Hield Cameron Clark Andrew Fitzgerald Isaiah Cousins Tyler Neal

Position

Height

Weight

Class

Points

Rebounds

Assists

Minutes

G G/F F G F

6-3 6-6 6-8 6-3 6-7

199 208 238 182 227

Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr.

8.0 6.5 5.9 2.5 1.2

4.2 3.3 3.5 1.9 1.4

1.9 0.5 0.4 1.5 0.2

25.2 17.3 15.9 15.7 6.7

PROJECTED SAN DIEGO STATE STARTERS No.

Name

20 23 2 21 22

JJ O’Brien DeShawn Stephens Xavier Thames Jamaal Franklin Chase Tapley

Position

Height

Weight

Class

Points

Rebounds

Assists

Minutes

F F G G G

6-7 6-8 6-3 6-5 6-3

225 225 190 205 195

So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

7.4 5.9 9.8 16.7 13.5

4.6 4.9 2.6 9.5 3.2

1.5 0.2 2.2 3.2 2.8

27.2 21.5 28.2 32.8 30.8


2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

Head Coach Lon Kruger

CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

 Lon Kruger was named

Making its 27th NCAA Tournament appearance and first under second-year head coach Lon Kruger, Oklahoma (20-11 overall, 11-7 Big 12 Conference) enters Friday’s second-round game against San Diego State (22-10 overall, 9-7 Mountain West Conference) as the South Region’s No. 10 seed. The contest, which will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., will start at approximately 8:20 p.m. CDT. San Diego State is the region’s No. 7 seed.

Oklahoma’s 14th head men’s basketball coach on April 1, 2011.  Owns a 514-331 (.608) collegiate record over 27 years.  The first Division I head coach to take five different programs to the NCAA Tournament.  Earned his 500th collegiate victory Nov. 30 when OU beat Northwestern State.  Also coached at Texas-Pan American (52-59 record from 1982-86), Kansas State (81-46 from 1986-90), Florida (104-80 from 1990-96), Illinois (81-48 from 1996-00) and UNLV (161-71 from 2004-11).  Served as head coach of NBA’s Atlanta Hawks from 2000-03 (69-122 record) and was an assistant for New York Knicks (2003-04 season).  Averaged 25.4 wins at UNLV over five years (four NCAA appearances and one NIT trip) and won at least 21 games each of those five seasons.  Has taken teams to 14 NCAA Tournaments (14-13 record) and four NITs (4-5 record).  Has coached all six of his college programs to at least one 20-win season.  Coached Florida to the 1994 Final Four, Kansas State to the 1988 Elite Eight and UNLV to the 2007 Sweet 16.  Is one of just three head coaches in Division I history (the only current one) to lead at least four different schools to at least one NCAA Tournament win.  Is one of four coaches to lead three different schools to NCAA Sweet 16 appearances.  Recipient of 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Award for his significant involvement in the program.

Lon Kruger Year by Year Year School Record 1982-83 Texas-Pan American 7-21 1983-84 Texas-Pan American 13-14 1984-85 Texas-Pan American 12-16 1985-86 Texas-Pan American 20-8 1986-87 * Kansas State 20-11 1987-88 * Kansas State 25-9 1988-89 * Kansas State 19-11 1989-90 * Kansas State 17-15 1990-91 Florida 11-17 1991-92 ^ Florida 19-14 1992-93 ^ Florida 16-12 1993-94 * Florida 29-8 1994-95 * Florida 17-13 1995-96 Florida 12-16 1996-97 * Illinois 22-10 1997-98 * Illinois 23-10 1998-99 Illinois 14-18 1999-00 * Illinois 22-10 2004-05 ^ UNLV 17-14 2005-06 UNLV 17-13 2006-07 * UNLV 30-7 2007-08 * UNLV 27-8 2008-09 ^ UNLV 21-11 2009-10 * UNLV 25-9 2010-11 * UNLV 24-9 2011-12 Oklahoma 15-16 2012-13 Oklahoma 20-11 Totals 27 Years 514-331 * NCAA Tournament ^ National Invitation Tournament

Pct. .250 .481 .429 .714 .645 .735 .633 .531 .393 .576 .571 .784 .567 .429 .688 .697 .438 .688 .548 .567 .811 .771 .656 .735 .727 .483 .645 .608

Should it advance to third-round play, Oklahoma will face the winner of Friday’s (No. 2 seed) Georgetown versus (No. 15 seed) Florida Gulf Coast University game on Sunday. The Hoyas sport a 25-6 record while the Eagles are 24-10. Also in Philadelphia participating in the Midwest Region are No. 2 seed Duke, No. 7 seed Creighton, No. 10 seed Cincinnati and No. 15 seed Albany. All of OU’s NCAA Tournament games will air live on the Sooner Radio Network (KOKC AM 1520 in Oklahoma City; KTBZ AM 1430 in Tulsa) with Toby Rowland (play-by-play) and Mike Houck (analyst) calling the action. Friday’s game will be televised nationally by TBS with Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller and Lewis Johnson announcing. It will also air on the Dial Global/ NCAA Radio Network with Scott Graham and John Thompson on the call.

KRUGER AND THE NCAA TOURNAMENT  With this year’s berth, Lon Kruger is the first head coach in history to take

five Division I programs to the NCAA Tournament (Kansas State, Florida, Illinois, UNLV and Oklahoma). Coaches who have taken four programs to the Big Dance are current mentors John Beilein, Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith, and former head men Lefty Driesell, Jim Harrick, Tom Penders and Eddie Sutton.

Statistical Comparison CATEGORY

Overall Record Points Per Game Opp. Points Per Game Scoring Margin Rebounds Per Game Opp. Rebounds Per Game Rebounding Margin Field Goal Pct. Opp. Field Goal Pct. 3-Point Pct. 3-Point Makes Per Game Opp. 3-Point Pct. Free Throw Pct. FT Makes Per Game Personal Fouls Per Game Assists Per Game Turnovers Per Game Turnover Margin Blocked Shots Per Game Steals Per Game

20-11 71.1 66.2 +4.9 36.7 34.9 +1.9 .436 .417 .326 5.0 .327 .760 15.8 17.3 12.4 11.8 +1.5 2.8 6.5

22-10 69.2 60.7 +8.6 36.8 33.4 +3.5 .438 .388 .324 5.9 .324 .676 14.1 14.8 12.3 11.9 +0.8 4.6 6.9

 This marks Kruger’s 14th NCAA Tournament appearance as a head coach. He owns a 14-13 record and is 8-5 in first-round games (his

teams have won five of their last seven tournament openers). In his last coaching stop at UNLV, Kruger took the Runnin’ Rebels to the NCAA Tournament in four of his final five seasons there.  Kruger is one three coaches to ever direct four programs to at least one NCAA Tournament win. The others are Harrick and Sutton.  Kruger has coached three programs to the Sweet 16 or beyond (only Pitino, Smith, John Calipari and Bill Self have also done it).

He took Kansas State to the 1988 Elite Eight, Florida to the 1994 Final Four and UNLV to the 2007 Sweet 16.

 Kruger participated in the 1972 and ’73 NCAA Tournaments as a player at Kansas State and helped the Wildcats to regional final

(Elite Eight) appearances both seasons. K-State went 1-1 in 1972 when Kruger was the Big Eight sophomore of the year (beat Texas 66-55 before losing 72-65 to Louisville). The Wildcats again went 1-1 in 1973 when Kruger was the Big Eight player of the year (beat Louisiana-Lafayette 66-63 before falling 92-72 to Memphis).

MASTER OF THE TURNAROUND Taking a truly unique career path, OU head coach Lon Kruger has positioned himself as perhaps the greatest change agent in college basketball history. What makes Kruger’s 500-plus career wins and NCAA Tournament trips with five different programs even more impressive than they may first seem is the condition of the six programs when they hired him and the rebuilding jobs he faced at each. In the year before his arrival as head coach at Texas-Pan American, Kansas State, Florida, Illinois, UNLV and Oklahoma, the schools combined for a 78-99 record (.441). Kruger’s teams went a combined 92-89 (.508) in his first year at those schools, 117-71 (.622) in his second year, 91-64 (.587) in his third year and 115-49 (.697) in his fourth season. He directed all six programs to 20-win campaigns and took each of

OKLAHOMA NUMERICAL ROSTER No.

Name

00 1 2 3 4 5 11 13 14 15 21 22 24 25 31 32

Ryan Spangler# Sam Grooms* Steven Pledger*** Buddy Hield Andrew Fitzgerald*** Je’lon Hornbeak Isaiah Cousins James Fraschilla* Steve Noworyta Tyler Neal** Cameron Clark** Amath M’Baye Romero Osby* C.J. Cole% D.J. Bennett% Casey Arent*

Position

Height

Weight

Class

F G G G F G G G F F G/F F F F F C

6-8 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-8 6-3 6-3 5-10 6-7 6-7 6-6 6-9 6-8 6-6 6-8 6-10

227 203 219 199 238 180 182 150 200 229 208 208 232 225 210 223

So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr.

Hometown (Last School)

Blanchard, Okla. (Gonzaga University) Greensboro, N.C. (Chipola College [Fla.]) Chesapeake, Va. (Atlantic Shores Christian School) Freeport, Bahamas (Sunrise Christian Academy [Kan.]) Baltimore Md. (Brewster Academy [N.H.]) Arlington, Texas (Grace Preparatory Academy) Mount Vernon, N.Y. (Mount Vernon HS) Dallas, Texas (Highland Park HS) Hainesport, N.J. (Holy Cross HS) Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City West HS) Sherman, Texas (Sherman HS) Bordeaux, France (University of Wyoming) Meridian, Miss. (Mississippi State University) Sperry, Okla. (Sperry HS) Chicago, Ill. (Indian Hills CC [Iowa]) Penryn, Calif. (Sierra College)

* Letters earned at Oklahoma #Sitting out 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer regulations % Redshirting 2012-13 season

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2012-13 Big 12 Standings (Thru Monday; In order of Big 12 Championship seed) Team Kansas Kansas State Oklahoma State Oklahoma Iowa State Baylor Texas West Virginia Texas Tech TCU

W 14 14 13 11 11 9 7 6 3 2

Big 12 L Pct. 4 .778 4 .778 5 .722 7 .667 7 .667 9 .500 11 .389 12 .333 15 .167 16 .111

W 29 27 24 20 22 18 16 13 11 11

Overall L Pct. 5 .853 7 .794 8 .750 11 .645 11 .667 14 .563 17 .485 19 .406 20 .355 21 .344

the last five to the NCAA Tournament or NIT by his second year. Here’s a look at what Kruger inherited at all six of his head coaching stops and the turnaround job he performed at each:

Oklahoma and the NCAA Tournament

 TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN – Inherited a 5-20 team for his first head coaching

 OU is making its 27th NCAA Tournament

 KANSAS STATE – Hired by his alma mater after the Wildcats had not been to

appearance (36-26 all-time record), 14th in the last 19 years and 23rd in the last 31 seasons (first since 2009).

position and by his fourth (and final) year led UTPA to a 20-12 record.

NCAA Tournament in four seasons, he coached all four of his K-State squads to the Big Dance. His second squad went 25-9 and advanced to the Elite Eight.  FLORIDA – Inherited a seven-win team (program was also facing an FBI

and NCAA probe) and led the Gators to four postseason appearances in his six seasons, including a Final Four trip in his fourth year (team finished 29-8).  ILLINOIS – Took over an Illini program under NCAA sanctions and that had

not won an NCAA Tournament game in seven years. Guided it to the second round of the event in three of his four seasons (all three of those teams won at least 22 games).  UNLV – Inherited a program on NCAA probation and that had been to the

NCAA Tournament just twice (no wins) in the previous 13 years. Took the Runnin’ Rebels to the NCAA Tourney four times in his final five seasons, including the Sweet 16 in his third year there when they went 30-7.  OKLAHOMA – Took command of a program that had gone a combined 27-36

the previous two seasons and in his second year posted a 20-11 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance with a record fifth school.

Oklahoma Quick Facts Official Name: University of Oklahoma Location: Norman, Okla. Founded: 1890 Enrollment: 30,753 Nickname: Sooners Colors: Crimson and Cream President: David L. Boren Athletics Director: Joe Castiglione Arena: Lloyd Noble Center (12,000) First Year of Basketball: 1907-08 NCAA Tournament Appearances: 26 NIT Appearances: 7 All-Time Record: 1,547-1,005 (.606) Regular Season Conference Championships: 14 (1928, 1929, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1947, 1949, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 2005) Conference Tournament Championships: 7 (1979, 1985, 1988, 1990, 2001, 2002, 2003) Head Coach: Lon Kruger (Kansas State ‘75) Career Record: 514-331 (27th year) Oklahoma Record: 35-27 (second year) NCAA Appearances: 13 (most recent 2011) NIT Appearances: 4 (most recent 2009) Assistant Coaches: Chris Crutchfield (NebraskaOmaha ’92), Steve Henson (Kansas State ’90), Lew Hill (Wichita State ’88) Director of Operations: Mike Shepherd (Kansas State ’92) Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jozsef Szendrei (Oklahoma ’03) Video Coordinator: Scott Thompson Equipment Manager: Marco Griego Graduate Managers: Teddy Owens, Kellen McCoy Athletics Trainer: Alex Brown Team Physician: Dr. Brock Schnebel Official Website: SoonerSports.com

OKLAHOMA AGAINST THE NCAA FIELD  The Sooners played 11 games against 2013 NCAA Tournament teams and

went 4-7. The wins came against No. 1 seed Kansas, No. 5 seed Oklahoma State, No. 10 seed Iowa State and No. 14 seed Northwestern State. The losses came to Kansas and fellow No. 1 seed Gonzaga, No. 4 seed Kansas State (twice), Oklahoma State and Iowa State (twice).

 The Sooners have made four Final Four

appearances (1939, 1947, 1988 and 2002). They played in the 1947 and 1988 national championship games.  Oklahoma is 12-6 in its last six NCAA

Tournaments, with a Final Four showing in 2002 and Elite Eight appearances in 2003 and 2009.  Romero Osby is the only active player

on OU’s roster who has NCAA Tournament experience. As a Mississippi State freshman in 2009, Osby finished with three points, two rebounds and a steal (12 minutes) in a 71-58 first-round loss to Washington.  The Sooners are 3-2 as participants in the

South Region. They lost a 2001 first-round game to Indiana State (70-68 in OT in Memphis) and advanced to the Elite Eight in 2009 (lost to eventual national champion North Carolina, 72-60, in Memphis).

 Both Kansas and Northwestern State are in the South Regional with OU.

OU VS. POSSIBLE PHILADELPHIA OPPONENTS  Oklahoma is 3-0 all-time against San Diego State. The Sooners won the first meeting

92-57 on Dec. 7, 1973, in the Creighton Cage Classic in Omaha, Neb. Tom Holland led OU with 20 points while future fourth overall NBA draft pick Alvan Adams contributed 14 points and nine rebounds. Just 29 days later (Jan. 5), the Sooners posted a 91-66 home victory over the Aztecs. Adams set a still-standing OU record by going 11-for-11 from the field and finished with 27 points and 16 boards. The following season, Oklahoma escaped with a 79-74 Jan. 2 overtime win at San Diego State. Adams, who paced OU with 27 points on the day, went a combined 30-for-43 (.698) from the field in the three games. Joe Ramsey served as OU head coach for just two seasons but was on the Sooner sideline for all three contests.  OU has never met Georgetown or Florida Gulf Coast University in men’s basketball.

10 THINGS TO KNOW  Oklahoma is making its 27th NCAA Tournament appearance but its first in the last

four years (OU posted losing records in its last three seasons). This is the Sooners’ 14th appearance in the Big Dance in the last 19 years, and 23rd in the last 31 seasons.  This marks OU’s 28th postseason appearance in the last 32 years (23 NCAA Tourna-

ments, five NITs). The Sooners’ nation-leading streak of 25 consecutive postseason appearances came to an end in 2007.

 Oklahoma is 0-2 all-time as an NCAA Tournament No. 10 seed. The Sooners lost 61-43

to Temple in 1996 in Orlando, Fla. (Southeast Region), and dropped a 94-87 overtime decision to Indiana in 1998 in Washington, D.C. (East Region).  OU is 6-4 in its last 10 games. In three of those four losses, the Sooners trailed for a

NCAA Tournament Appearances by Big 12 Schools Since 1983 Kansas Oklahoma Texas Oklahoma State Iowa State West Virginia Kansas State Texas Tech Baylor TCU

29 23 22 17 14 14 11 8 3 2

Time Trailed in Last 10 Games (Out of 410 Minutes) Opponent Kansas TCU at Okla. State (OT) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas (OT) Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State Total

Time 2:00 0:00 16:01 1:14 0:00 5:09 0:00 0:00 39:02 3:02 66:28

W/L W W L W W L W W L L

total of 3 minutes and 2 seconds out 60 minutes of second-half action. They were never behind in the second half of overtime road losses to Oklahoma State (Feb. 16) and Texas (Feb. 27), and fell behind for the first time in last Thursday’s Big 12 quarterfinals game against Iowa State with 3:19 remaining. OU led by five with 3:10 to go in the second half at OSU, by 22 with 7:38 remaining in the second half at Texas, and by 12 with 7:25 left against Iowa State. It held double-digit second-half leads in all three contests.  Over their last last 10 games, OU has trailed for a total of just 66 minutes and 28 seconds out of 410 total minutes (that’s 16 percent

of game time). It trailed for 3 minutes and 2 seconds or less in seven of those 10 games and was never behind in four of them.

 In Big 12 play, OU ranked in the top four of the league in scoring offense (second at 73.6 ppg), field goal percentage (fourth at .451),

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OU’s NCAA Tournament History 1939 West Regional (Final Four)

OU 50, Utah State 39 Oregon 55, OU 37

1943 West Regional

OU 48, Washington 41 Wyoming 53, OU 50

1947 West Regional (Final Four)

OU 47, Saint Louis 41 OU 56, Oregon State 54 OU 55, Texas 54 Holy Cross 58, OU 47**

free throw percentage (first at .774, rebounding margin (second at +2.4) and turnover margin (third at +0.7).  Four games ago against Iowa State, OU tied an NCAA record for most free throw

attempts without a miss by going 34-for-34. The Sooners lead the Big 12 and rank 10th nationally with their .760 season free throw mark (school record is .767 in 2001-02) and shot a league-best .774 in Big 12 play. In Big 12 home games, OU shot a gaudy .857 from the foul line.  The Sooners have led at halftime in nine of the last 10 games. The halftime advantages

in those nine games were 4 vs. Kansas, 25 vs. TCU, 8 at Oklahoma State, 8 at Texas Tech, 26 vs. Baylor, 15 at Texas, 12 vs. Iowa State, 11 vs. West Virginia and 8 vs. Iowa State.

OU’s All-Time NCAA Tournament Seeds Year 1939 1943 1947 1979 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1992 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2008 2009 2013

Seed — — — 5 7 2 1 4 6 1 1 1 4 4 10 11 10 13 3 4 2 1 3 6 6 2 10

Record 1-1 1-1 2-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 3-1 1-1 2-1 5-1 2-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 2-1 1-1 0-1 4-1 3-1 1-1 0-1 1-1 3-1

1979 Midwest Regional (Sweet 16)

OU 90, Texas 76 Indiana State 93, OU 72

1983 Mideast Regional

OU 71, UAB 63 Indiana 63, OU 49

1984 West Regional

Dayton 89, OU 85

1985 Midwest Regional (Elite Eight)

OU 96, North Carolina A&T 83 OU 75, Illinois State 69 OU 86, Louisiana Tech 84 (OT) Memphis State 63, OU 61

1986 East Regional

OU 80, Northeastern 74 DePaul 74, OU 69

TEAM UPDATE

1987 West Regional (Sweet 16)

OU 74, Tulsa 69 OU 96, Pittsburgh 93 Iowa 93, OU 91 (OT)

registered at least 83 in five of their last seven. They are averaging 79.0 points over the last 10 contests after averaging 62.5 over the six games immediately prior to the stretch.

1988 Southeast Regional (Final Four)

OU 94, UT-Chattanooga 66 OU 107, Auburn 87 OU 108, Louisville 98 OU 78, Villanova 59 OU 86, Arizona 78 Kansas 83, OU 79**

1989 Southeast Regional (Sweet 16)

OU 72, East Tenn. State 71 OU 124, Louisiana Tech 81 Virginia 86, OU 80

1990 Midwest Regional

OU 77, Towson State 68 North Carolina 79, OU 77

1992 West Regional

Southwestern La. 87, OU 83

regular season.

1995 Southeast Regional

Manhattan 77, OU 67

 Oklahoma shot .437 from the field over its first 10 conference games but shot .470 over the final eight league contests.

1996 Southeast Regional

Temple 61, OU 43

 OU leads the Big 12 with its .760 season free throw percentage and shot a league-best .774 in conference play. The Sooners own four

1997 West Regional

Stanford 80, OU 67

of the Big 12’s top six free throw performances of the year (1.000 [34-for-34] vs. Iowa State, 1.000 [14-for-14] vs. TCU, .947 vs. Texas A&M and .938 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi). They are shooting .815 from the charity stripe over the last 10 outings.

1998 East Regional

Indiana 94, OU 87 (OT)

 In its nine Big 12 home games, OU shot .857 from the free throw line and outscored its opponents by 10.8 points a game there. In

1999 Midwest Regional (Sweet 16)

OU 61, Arizona 60 OU 85, UNC Charlotte 72 Michigan State 54, OU 46

2000 West Regional

OU 74, Winthrop 50 Purdue 66, OU 62

2001 South Regional

Indiana State 70, OU 68 (OT)

2002 West Regional (Final Four)

OU 71, Illinois-Chicago 63 OU 78, Xavier 65 OU 88, Arizona 67 OU 81, Missouri 75 Indiana 73, OU 64

2003 East Regional (Elite Eight)

OU 71, S. Carolina State 54 OU 74, California 65 OU 65, Butler 54 Syracuse 63, OU 47

2005 Austin Regional

OU 84, Niagara 67 Utah 67, OU 58

2006 Minneapolis Reg.

UW-Milwaukee 82, OU 74

2008 East Regional

OU 72, Saint Joseph’s 64 Louisville 78, OU 48

2009 South Regional (Elite Eight)

OU 82, Morgan State 54 OU 73, Michigan 63 OU 84, Syracuse 71 North Carolina 72, OU 60

** Indicates national championship game

 While head coach at UNLV from the 2004-05 through 2010-11 seasons, Lon Kruger

posted a 5-13 record against San Diego State.

 First-team All-Big 12 selection Romero Osby has led the team (or tied for the lead)

in scoring in 14 of its last 19 games and reached double figures in 18 of those 19. In Big 12 play, the senior forward led the league in field goals (109) while ranking second in scoring (17.8 ppg), third in field goal percentage (.540) and fifth in rebounding (7.3 rpg) and free throw percentage (.776). He has scored at least 17 points in each the last eight outings and is averaging 21.5 points and 8.1 rebounds during the stretch.

 The Sooners have scored at least 72 points in eight of their last 10 games and have

 OU finished its home schedule by going nearly a month without trailing at Lloyd Noble

Center. The last time it was behind at home was Feb. 9 vs. Kansas (14-13 with 14:27 left in first half). In their final four home games, the Sooners never trailed against TCU, Baylor, Iowa State or West Virginia. They were ahead or tied for each of their final 194 minutes and 26 seconds at home.

 Oklahoma has won six of its last 10 games, with all four of its defeats during the stretch

occurring away from home. Two of the losses came in overtime (at Oklahoma State and at Texas; OU did not trail in the second half of either), a third by three points (at TCU) and a fourth in which it led by 12 with 7:25 remaining (vs. Iowa State in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals).  The Sooners shot better from the field than their opponent in 13 of 18 conference outings, including seven of the last nine games in the

nine Big 12 road games, OU shot .663 and was outscored by an average of 2.8 points at the stripe.

 Five of OU’s 11 losses have come to teams ranked in the top 17 of this week’s AP poll (Gonzaga, Kansas, Kansas State [twice] and

Oklahoma State own a combined average record of 26-5). Four of the other six losses came by one point (Stephen F. Austin), three points (at Arkansas and at TCU) or in overtime (at Texas). Stephen F. Austin is 27-4 and leads the nation in scoring defense.  OU’s 11 conference wins were more than it compiled over the two previous seasons combined (won five each of the last two years).  Oklahoma has already won two more games away from home this year (eight) than it did over the last two seasons combined (six).

OSBY, PLEDGER, M’BAYE NAMED ALL-BIG 12 Seniors Romero Osby and Steven Pledger, and junior Amath M’Baye were named to the 2013 All-Big 12 Team, with Osby earning first-team honors and Pledger and M’Baye earning third-team accolades. M’Baye was also named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team.  Osby, who leads OU in scoring (15.8 ppg), rebounding (7.0 rpg) and field goal percentage (.522) in 28.5 minutes a contest, is the

program’s first first-team All-Big 12 selection since Blake Griffin in 2009. Projected to 40 minutes, the forward is averaging 22.2 points and 9.8 boards. In Big 12 play, he ranked first in the league with his 109 field goals, second with his 17.8 points per game, fifth with his 7.3 caroms per contest and third with his .540 field goal mark. Osby has shot 50 percent or better from the field in 19 of the last 24 games. He led the team (or tied for the team lead) in scoring in 13 of its 18 conference outings, and did it again in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals against Iowa State (18 points). Osby has scored at least 17 points in each of the last eight games and is averaging 21.5 points on .553 shooting during the stretch. He has started 61 of OU’s 62 games the last two years since transferring from Mississippi State. Osby is the only player in the Big 12 who is shooting at least 50 percent from the field (.522), 50 percent from 3-point range (.500) and 79 percent from the foul line (.796).  Pledger ranks second on the team by averaging 11.8 points in a team-high 28.7 minutes a game. After averaging 6.5 points on 2-for-

17 3-point shooting over a four-game span to start February, the guard is averaging 15.5 points on 28-for-64 (.438) 3-point shooting over the last eight outings and has scored at least 14 points in six of them. However, he is 1-for-10 from 3-point range over the last two games after going 27-for-54 (.500) over the previous six. He ranks third in the league with his 2.3 treys per contest and fifth with his .370 3-point percentage. The conference’s leading returning scorer from last year (16.2 ppg), he has scored in double figures in 18 of

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Coaches Who Have... LED AT LEAST FOUR SCHOOLS TO NCAA TOURNAMENT 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Lon Kruger (Kansas State, Florida, Illinois, UNLV, OU) John Beilein (Canisius, Richmond, West Va., Michigan) Lefty Driesell (Davidson, Maryland, J. Madison, Ga. State) Jim Harrick (Pepperdine, UCLA, Rhode Island, Georgia) Tom Penders (Rhode Island, Texas, G. Washington, Texas) Rick Pitino (Boston, Providence, Kentucky, Louisville) Tubby Smith (Tulsa, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota) Eddie Sutton (Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Okla. State)

the last 24 outings. Pledger ranks second in OU history with 248 3-pointers (needs 11 to tie record) and 14th on OU’s all-time scoring chart with 1,389 points. He has started each of his last 63 games.  M’Baye is averaging 10.1 points and 5.2 rebounds on the year (25.0 minutes per game)

to rank third and second on the team, respectively. The Preseason Big 12 Rookie of the Year and a two-time league rookie of the week (Nov. 26 and Dec. 31), M’Baye has scored in double figures in 15 games but not in any of the last three. On Feb. 20 at Texas Tech, he enjoyed perhaps his best overall outing as a Sooner, finishing with 15 points and career highs of 13 rebounds and five assists in just 25 minutes. He is 8-for-19 (.421) from 3-point range over the last seven games after starting the year 4-for-21 (.190). He shot .829 from the free throw line in Big 12 play.

LED AT LEAST FOUR SCHOOLS TO NCAA TOURNEY WINS

ADDITIONAL PLAYER NOTES

4 Lon Kruger (Kansas State, Florida, Illinois, UNLV) 4 Jim Harrick (Pepperdine, UCLA, Rhode Island, Georgia) 4 Eddie Sutton (Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Okla. State)

 Senior point guard Sam Grooms started all 31 games last year, led the Big 12 in

LED AT LEAST THREE SCHOOLS TO NCAA SWEET 16 (SINCE FIELD EXPANDED TO 64 TEAMS) 3 3 3 3

Lon Kruger (Kansas State, Florida, UNLV) Rick Pitino (Providence, Kentucky, Louisville) Bill Self (Tulsa, Illinois, Kansas) Tubby Smith (Tulsa, Georgia, Kentucky)

4 Lon Kruger (Kansas State, Florida, Illinois, UNLV) 4 Jim Harrick (Pepperdine, UCLA, Rhode Island, Georgia) 4 Tubby Smith (Tulsa, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota)

259 248

OU’s Career Scoring Leaders 1. Wayman Tisdale (1983-85) 2,661 12. Chucky Barnett (1980-83) 1,462 13. Harvey Grant (1987-88) 1,391 14. Steven Pledger (2010-) 1,389 30. Terry Stotts (1977-80) 1,104 31. Damon Patterson (1989-92) 1,099 32. Andrew Fitzgerald (2010-) 1,086

assist-to-turnover ratio (2.8) and ranked second in assists (6.0 per game). He has come off the bench in 23 of his 30 games this season (started the last six), but has still racked up a team-high 97 assists (3.2 per game) against 36 turnovers for a league-leading 2.7 ratio. Grooms has turned in his three best scoring games of his career within the last eight outings: a then-career-high 18-point effort at Oklahoma State on Feb. 16 in which he was 9-for-11 from the field, a career-high 23-point showing versus Baylor on Feb. 23 in which he was 15-for-17 from the free throw line, and a 19-point outing four games ago against Iowa State. His 99 points the last eight games are 45 more than he totaled in his first 22 games of the year (54). Grooms is averaging 12.4 points and 5.5 assists over the last eight outings and is shooting .517 from the field and .767 from the free throw line (33-for-43). on Feb. 11, underwent successful surgery the next day and missed the next five games. Initially expected to be out 4-6 weeks, he returned in three weeks and played four minutes March 6 against West Virginia. In the regular season finale at TCU, Hield returned to form with 10 points, nine rebounds (eight offensive) two assists and three steals in 25 minutes off the bench. He did not score in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals against Iowa State (played 15 minutes). A starter in each of the 13 games before his injury, Hield is now averaging 8.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game on the season to rank fourth, third, second and first on the team, respectively.  Freshman guard, Je’lon Hornbeak started the first 20 games, came off the bench the next three, but has started the last eight

AP Top-25 Poll

due in part to the injury to Hield. Hornbeak is averaging 7.2 points over the last 10 games after averaging 1.5 the previous four. He is shooting .342 from 3-point range on the year and is 19 for his last 49 (.388). He also ranks second on the team with his 53 assists.

Monday, March 18

OU opponents in bold

1. Terry Evans (1990-93) 2. Steven Pledger (2010-)

 Freshman guard Buddy Hield sustained a fractured bone (fifth metatarsal) in his right foot in the second half of OU’s win over TCU

LED FOUR SCHOOLS TO MULTIPLE NCAA TOURNEY WINS

School 1. Gonzaga (45) 2. Louisville (20) 3. Kansas 4. Indiana 5. Miami (Fla.) 6. Duke 7. Ohio State 8. Georgetown 9. Michigan State 10. New Mexico Michigan 12. Kansas State 13. Saint Louis 14. Florida 15. Marquette 16. Syracuse 17. Oklahoma State 18. Wisconsin 19. Memphis 20. Pittsburgh 21. Arizona 22. Creighton 23. Notre Dame 24. UCLA 25. Oregon

OU’s Career 3-Point Field Goal Leaders

Record 31-2 29-5 29-5 27-6 27-6 27-5 26-7 25-6 25-8 29-5 26-7 27-7 27-6 26-7 23-8 26-9 24-8 23-11 30-4 24-8 25-7 27-7 25-9 25-9 26-8

 Junior guard/forward Cameron Clark, who started 60 of 63 games and averaged 8.9 points in 30.4 minutes per contest over his first

two seasons, is averaging 6.5 points in 17.3 minutes an outing off the bench this year. After shooting .238 from the field (5-for-21) in the first four games of the season, he is shooting .562 in 27 games since (73-for-130). He is 34-for-55 (.618) over the last 12 games. He ranks second on the squad with his .517 season field goal mark. Clark is coming off a season-high-tying 17-point effort against Iowa State in which he was 5-for-7 from the field and 7-for-7 from the free throw line.  A starter every game the previous two years, senior forward Andrew Fitzgerald has come off the bench in 30 of 31 games this

season. On the year, he averages 5.9 points (.442 field goal shooting) and 3.5 rebounds in 15.9 minutes an outing. Fitzgerald recorded season highs of 13 points and 11 rebounds at TCU in the regular season finale for his third career double-double. On Jan. 26 at Kansas, he became the 39th member of OU’s 1,000-point club (he now ranks 33rd with 1,086 points).

PREVIEWING SAN DIEGO STATE  San Diego State tied for fourth place in the Mountain West Conference with a 9-7 league mark and enters NCAA Tournament play

with a 22-10 overall record. The Aztecs went 1-1 in the MWC Tournament, beating Boise State 73-67 before losing 60-50 to New Mexico in the semifinals. They began the year 11-1 (won 11 in a row) and have gone 11-9 since. SDSU posted a 14-1 home record (lone loss was to UNLV by seven) and went 8-9 away from home.

 The Aztecs are making their school-record fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and ninth overall. They own a 2-8 record

in the Big Dance. Both of their wins came two years ago when they advanced to the Sweet 16 (beat Northern Colorado and Temple before losing to Connecticut).

 Junior guard Jamaal Franklin leads the team with his 16.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game. A two-time

first-team All-Mountain West pick, he was the only player in the league to rank in the top three in scoring, rebounds and steals in the regular season. Franklin scored in double figures in all 16 conference games and has netted at least 20 points nine times on the year. He has attempted 220 free throws (the next highest total on the team is 95) and is shooting .771 at the line.  Senior guard Chase Tapley was named to the All-Mountain West Third Team and averages 13.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and

1.4 steals. He has made a team-high 66 3-pointers on the year (2.1 per game) and is shooting a team-best .379 from behind the arc.  Junior guard Xavier Thames averages 9.8 points and 2.2 assists. He ranks third on the team with his 35 3-point makes (shooting

.361) and has teamed with Franklin and Tapley to can 139 of the squad’s 188 treys on the year (74%).

 Steve Fisher is in his 14th year as SDSU’s head coach and owns a 280-170 record. He is in his 22nd year overall and is 464-252 in his

career. He coached Michigan to the 1989 national title (Oklahoma was a No. 1 seed that year but did not face the Wolverines).

UP NEXT If Oklahoma wins two games in Philadelphia it will head to Arlington, Texas (Cowboys Stadium) for the South Regional semifinals (Sweet 16) on Friday, March 29.

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PLAYER NOTES  Helped Highland Park HS to a 22-8 record and a District 10-4A championship as a senior.  Voted by teammates as the Sooner who would make the best college head coach.  Son of ESPN analyst and former college head coach Fran Fraschilla.

1 SAM GROOMS (6-1, 203, SENIOR, GUARD)  Reserve point guard who averages 5.1 points and a team-high 3.2 assists (20.6 mpg).  Averaging 12.4 points and 5.5 assists over the last 8 games (32.5 mpg).  Has 99 points the last 8 games after totaling 54 over his first 22 games of the season.  His 3 highest career scoring games have come over last 8 outings (18, 19 and 23).  Has 97 assists and 36 turnovers on the season for a Big 12-best 2.7 ratio.  Has made 7 starts this year (including last 6 games) after starting all 31 games last year.  Averaged 6.7 points, 3.0 boards and 6.0 assists per game last season.  Led Big 12 with 2.8 assist-to-turnover ratio (ranked 8th nationally) and ranked second in assists.

15 TYLER NEAL (6-7, 229, JUNIOR, FORWARD)  An Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection (announced Feb. 14).  Averaging 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.7 minutes per game as a reserve.  Eight of his 13 points in Big 12 play came against TCU on Feb. 11.  Came off the bench to average 4.0 points and 2.5 boards in 13.1 minutes a game last year.  Made 7  3-pointers over the final 7 games last year after making 1 in first 12 Big 12 games.  Scored a career-high 18 points vs. Arkansas last season (career highs of 4 treys, 4 assists).  Oklahoma state player of the year as a senior at Putnam City West High School in 2010.

2 STEVEN PLEDGER (6-4, 219, SENIOR, GUARD)  A third-team All-Big 12 selection by the league’s head coaches.  Averaging 11.8 points and 2.3 3-pointers per game (ranks 3rd in Big 12 Conference).  Averaging 15.5 points over the last 8 games (has scored at least 14 in 6 of them).  Is 28-for-64 (.438) from 3-point range last 8 games after going 2-for-17 (.118) in previous 4.  Has scored in double figures in 18 of the last 24 outings.  Has started his last 63 games.  Ranks 14th in OU history with 1,389 points and 2nd with 248 3-point field goals.  Big 12’s leading returning scorer from last season (16.2 ppg ranked 6th in league).  Ranked 4th in Big 12 last year with his .416 3-point percentage and his 2.4 treys/game.  Has made at least 3 treys in a game 41 times in his career (11 times this season).  Scored a career-high 38 points in overtime win at Iowa State as a sophomore.

 Has played in all 94 of OU’s games during his career and made 60 starts (none of 31 this year).  Averaging 6.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 17.3 minutes a contest.  Shooting .618 from the field over the last 12 games.  Ranks second on team with .517 season field goal percentage.  Started year 5-for-21 from field (.238) but is 73-for-130 in 27 games since (.562).  Turned in season-high 17 point effort (8-for-12 FGs) in win over Texas A&M on Dec. 15.  Averaged 8.5 points and 4.7 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per game last season.  Ranked No. 32 as a high school senior by ESPN, No. 34 by Rivals.com and No. 39 by Scout.com.

3 BUDDY HIELD (6-3, 199, FRESHMAN, GUARD)

22 AMATH M’BAYE (6-9, 208, JUNIOR, FORWARD)

 Had surgery Feb. 12 to repair broken foot (sustained Feb. 11 vs. TCU); missed 5 games.  Averaging 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 3 games since his return (14.7 mpg); had 10

 Named to All-Big 12 Third Team and to Big 12 All-Rookie Team.  An Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection (announced Feb. 14).  Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and Nov. 26/Dec. 31 Big 12 Rookie of the Week.  Averaging 10.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while shooting .464 from field.  Has scored in double figures 15 times on the year but not in last 3 games.  Had 15 points and career highs of 13 rebounds and 5 assists at Texas Tech 7 games ago.  Turned in 20-point, 4-block effort (season highs) at Baylor (9-for-12 on FGs) on Jan. 30.  Transferred from Wyoming where he played 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.  Averaged 12.0 points and team-high 5.7 rebounds as a sophomore (started all 31 games).  Averaged 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 2 games vs. Lon Kruger’s UNLV team as a sophomore.  Voted by OU teammates as squad’s best overall athlete, hardest worker, best dunker, most

21 CAMERON CLARK (6-6, 208, JUNIOR, GUARD)

points, 9 rebounds [8 offensive], 2 assists and 3 steals 2 games ago at TCU.  Averaging 8.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 25.2 minutes a game on the year.  Started each of last 13 games prior to injury (had 41 assists and 18 turnovers as a starter).  Owns individual highs of 17 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals on the season.  A 4-star recruit by Rivals.com who was ranked 86th nationally last year.  Averaged 22.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 21.0 minutes per game as a HS senior.  Born and raised in Freeport, Bahamas.

4 ANDREW FITZGERALD (6-8, 238, SENIOR, FORWARD)

likely to star in NBA and most competitive (tied with Romero Osby).  A native of Bordeaux, France.

 Started every game as a sophomore/junior but has come off bench in 30 of 31 games this year.  Averaging 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 15.9 minutes a contest.  Had season highs of 13 points/11 rebounds in reg. season finale at TCU (3rd career dbl-dbl.).  Shot .455 from free throw line in pre-conference play but is shooting .784 since.  Ranks 33rd in school history with 1,086 career points.  Scored a career-high 27 points vs. Iowa State last season in Norman (11-for-19 shooting).  Averaged 12.1 points/5.0 boards last year (ranked 2nd/3rd on team in rebounding/scoring).  Averaged 12.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore (hon. mention All-Big 12).  Arrived at OU in summer 2009 weighing 273 pounds but entered 2012-13 season at 238.

24 ROMERO OSBY (6-8, 232, SENIOR, FORWARD)  A first-team All-Big 12 selection (OU’s first since Blake Griffin in 2008-09).  Has started 61 of 62 games in his OU career.  Averaging team highs of 15.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in 28.5 minutes per game.  Tied for Big 12 lead with his 109 field goals in league play.  In Big 12 play, ranked 2nd in scoring (17.8), 5th in rebounding (7.3) and 3rd in FG pct. (.540).  Averaging 21.5 points and 8.1 rebounds over the last 8 outings on .553 field goal shooting.  Has shot at least 50 percent from the field in 19 of the last 24 games.  Averaged 19.0 points on .621 FG and .859 FT shooting in team’s 11 Big 12 wins.  Averaging 23.2 points last 5 games (career-high 31 at Texas).  Led OU in scoring (or tied for lead) in 13 of 18 league games (and in Big 12 Tourney game).  Had streak of 36 free throw makes snapped Jan. 12 vs. Oklahoma State (school record is 37).  Has taken a team-high 21 charges on the year (led Sooners with 16 taken last season).  Named to Old Spice Classic all-tourney team (12.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg, .565 FG%).  Big 12’s leading returning rebounder from last season (7.3 rpg).  Averaged 12.9 points and team-high 7.3 boards last year (honorable mention All-Big 12).  Played freshman and sophomore seasons at Mississippi State University.  Rated No. 57 nationally by Rivals.com and No. 70 by Scout.com out of high school.

5 JE’LON HORNBEAK (6-3, 180, FRESHMAN, GUARD)  Averaging 5.6 points, 2.7 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steal in 22.6 minutes a game.  Has started 28 of 31 games on the year, including the last 8.  Recorded a 13-point, career-high-tying 5-rebound game against Baylor on Feb. 23.  Owns a .342 3-point FG mark and ranks 2nd on team w/ 25 makes (14-for-39 in Big 12; .359).  Scored 7 straight points in final 1:30 of Feb. 9 win over No. 5 Kansas.  A 4-star recruit by Rivals.com who was ranked No. 102 nationally last year.  Helped Grace Prep Academy (Arlington, Texas) to 57-10 record and state titles his last 2 years.

11 ISAIAH COUSINS (6-3, 182, FRESHMAN, GUARD)  True freshman guard who has started 14 games on the year (has come off bench last 6).  Averaging 2.5 points and 1.9 assists in 15.7 minutes per game on the year.  Averaging 0.6 points last 6 games after averaging 7.3 previous 5 games.  A 3-star recruit by Rivals.com who was New York’s Section 1 “Mr. Basketball” last year.  Attended same high school (Mount Vernon HS) as OU assistant coach Lew Hill.

32 CASEY ARENT (6-10, 227, SENIOR, CENTER)  Has played 31 total minutes in 6 games this season (averaging 0.7 points and 1.2 rebounds).  Played 10 minutes Dec. 31 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and had 2 points and 2 rebounds.  Averaged 1.2 points/1.8 boards in 6.1 minutes per game last year (played in 24 of 31 games).  Rated as the nation’s 22nd-best juco player last year by JucoRecruiting.com.  Earned first-team All-Big 8 and first-team all-state honors as a sophomore in 2010-11 at

13 JAMES FRASCHILLA (5-10, 150, SOPHOMORE, GUARD)

Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif.  Averaged 19.1 points and 11.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore (17 double-doubles).

 Has scored 1 point in his 4 games this year (9 total minutes).  A walk-on point guard from Dallas who totaled 3 points in his 10 appearances last year.

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Oklahoma Combined Team Statistics (as of Mar 14, 2013) All games 2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

OVERALL 20-11 11-7 9-4

HOME 12-2 8-1 4-1

AWAY 5-7 3-6 2-1

NEUTRAL 3-2 0-0 3-2

SEASON STATISTICS (20-11) Total

##

Player

24 Osby, Romero

02 Pledger, Steven 22 M'Baye, Amath 03 Hield, Buddy

21 Clark, Cameron

04 Fitzgerald, Andrew 05 Hornbeak, Je'lon 01 Grooms, Sam

11 Cousins, Isaiah 15 Neal, Tyler

32 Arent, Casey

13 Fraschilla, James

Team Total.......... Opponents......

gp-gs

31-30 31-31 31-31 26-13 31-0 31-1 31-28 30-7 31-14 26-0 6-0 5-0 31 31

min avg fg-fga

882 890 776 654 536 492 701 618 486 175 31 9

28.5 28.7 25.0 25.2 17.3 15.9 22.6 20.6 15.7 6.7 5.2 1.8

165-316 126-305 121-261 79-204 78-151 72-163 50-134 50-105 29-105 9-41 1-2 0-2

3-Point fg% 3fg-fga

3fg%

F-Throw ft-fta

Rebounds ft%

off

def

tot avg

pf dq

a

to blk stl

. 5 2 2 7-14 . 5 0 0 152-191 . 7 9 6 65 152 217 7.0 75 1 38 41 . 4 1 3 70-189 . 3 7 0 45-58 . 7 7 6 30 73 103 3.3 59 0 46 38 . 4 6 4 12-40 . 3 0 0 60-80 . 7 5 0 53 109 162 5.2 69 2 23 58 . 3 8 7 19-77 . 2 4 7 30-36 . 8 3 3 47 62 109 4.2 47 1 49 42 . 5 1 7 1-1 1.000 46-57 . 8 0 7 33 68 101 3.3 52 0 14 32 . 4 4 2 0-2 . 0 0 0 39-59 . 6 6 1 47 60 107 3.5 59 1 12 16 . 3 7 3 25-73 . 3 4 2 50-67 . 7 4 6 18 67 85 2.7 71 2 53 51 . 4 7 6 5-13 . 3 8 5 48-69 . 6 9 6 7 45 52 1.7 35 0 97 36 . 2 7 6 9-39 . 2 3 1 12-16 . 7 5 0 6 52 58 1.9 51 0 48 39 . 2 2 0 6-22 . 2 7 3 6-9 . 6 6 7 7 30 37 1.4 16 0 4 7 . 5 0 0 0-0 . 0 0 0 2-2 1.000 3 4 7 1.2 3 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 Oklahoma 0-2 . 0 0 0Men's 1-2 Basketball . 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 53 of48Mar 10109, 2013) 6 Oklahoma Combined Team Statistics (as 6250 780-1789 . 4 3 6 154-472 . 3 2 6 491-646games . 7 6 0 369 770 1139 36.7 537 7 384 367 Conference 6250 736-1763 . 4 1 7 199-609 . 3 2 7 381-555 . 6 8 6 352 729 1081 34.9 567 10 366 412

27 4 24 7 4 12 7 0 2 0 0 0

19 31 22 32 18 13 31 8 22 4 0 0

pts

avg

489 367 314 207 203 183 175 153 79 30 4 1

15.8 11.8 10.1 8.0 6.5 5.9 5.6 5.1 2.5 1.2 0.7 0.2

87 200 2205 85 200 2052

71.1 66.2

TEAM STATISTICSRECORD: OU OPP Date Opponent Score OVERALL HOME AWAY NEUTRAL SCORING 2205 2052 W 85-51 11/11/12 ULM 3-6 ALL GAMES 11-7 8-1 0-0 Points per game CONFERENCE 71.1 66.2 11/16/12 at UT Arlington W 63-59 11-7 8-1 3-6 0-0 Scoring margin NON-CONFERENCE +4.9 # 11/22/12 vs UTEP0-0 W 68-61 0-0 0-0 0-0 FIELD GOALS-ATT 780-1789 736-1763 # 11/23/12 vs Gonzaga L 47-72 Field goal pct . 4 3 6 . 4 1 7 W 77-70 Total 3-Point # 11/25/12 F-Throw vs West Virginia Rebounds 3 POINT FG-ATT 154-472 199-609 W ## Player gp-gs min avg fg-fga fg% 3fg-fga 3fg% 11/28/12 ft-fta ft%at Oral Roberts off def tot avg pf dq a to 63-62 blk stl 3-point FG pct . 3 2 6 . 3 2 7 11/30/12 NORTHWESTERN STATE W 69-65 24 Osby, Romero 18-18 565 31.4 109-202 . 5 4 0 5-9 . 5 5 6 97-125 . 7 7 6 34 98 132 7.3 45 0 23 27 15 12 3-pt FG made per game 5.0 6.4 L 78-81 12/04/12 at Arkansas 02 Pledger, Steven 18-18 491-646 543 30.2 76-180 27-35 . 7 7 1vs Texas A&M 16 47 63 3.5 30 0 27W 22 64-54 3 15 FREE THROWS-ATT 381-555 . 4 2 2 42-111 . 3 7$ 8 12/15/12 Free throw pct 0 72-163 . 6 8 6 . 4 4 2 12-30 . 4 0 0 12/18/12 22 M'Baye, Amath 18-18 478 . 7 626.6 34-41 . 8 2 9STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 27 60 87 4.8 47 2 14 L 32 55-56 12 10 F-Throws made per game 03 Hield, Buddy 13-11 36615.8 28.2 42-10412.3 . 4 0 4 6-37 . 1 6 2 12/29/12 16-19 . 8 4 2OHIO22 36 58 4.5 30 1 33W 18 74-63 3 17 REBOUNDS 1139 01 Grooms, Sam 18-6 398 22.1 39-801081 . 4 8 8 5-10 . 5 0% 0 12/31/12 38-53 . 7 1 7TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 6 30 36 2.0 20 0 67W 24 72-42 0 7 Rebounds per game 36.7 34.9 W 21 Clark, Cameron 18-0 308 17.1 43-80 . 5 3 8 0-0 . 0 0* 0 1/5/13 22-31 . 7 1 0at West Virginia 20 41 61 3.4 26 0 5 20 67-57 1 9 Rebounding margin +1.9 * 01/12/13 OKLAHOMA STATE W 77-68 04 Fitzgerald, Andrew 18-0 274 15.2 38-83 . 4 5 8 0-0 . 0 0 0 29-37 . 7 8 4 26 45 71 3.9 41 1 6 6 4 6 ASSISTS 384 366 * 01/16/13 TEXAS TECH W 81-63 05 Hornbeak, Je'lon 18-15 38812.4 21.6 24-7011.8 . 3 4 3 14-39 . 3 5* 9 1/19/13 31-40 . 7 7 5at Kansas State 12 38 50 2.8 44 2 28 L 29 60-69 2 15 Assists per game TURNOVERS 11 Cousins, Isaiah 18-4 258 367 14.3 18-53 412 . 3 4 0 3-16 . 1 8* 8 01/21/13 8-9 . 8 8 9TEXAS 3 25 28 1.6 32 0 26W 22 73-67 1 12 Turnovers per game L 15 Neal, Tyler 14-0 6011.84.3 4-15 13.3 . 2 6 7 3-7 . 4 2* 9 01/26/13 2-3 . 6 6 7at Kansas 2 8 10 0.7 6 0 3 4 54-67 0 2 Turnover margin W 13 Fraschilla, James 2-0 1+1.50.5 0-0 .- 0 0 0 0-0 . 0 0* 0 1/30/13 0-0 . 0 0 0at Baylor 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 74-71 0 0 Assist/turnover ratio 1.0 0.9 L 32 Arent, Casey 3-0 11 3.7 0-0 . 0 0 0 0-0 . 0 0* 0 02/02/13 0-0 . 0 0 0KANSAS STATE 1 2 3 1.0 2 0 0 0 50-52 0 0 STEALS 200 200 * 02/04/13 at Iowa State L 64-83 Team 31 28 59 3 Steals per game 6.5 6.5 * 02/09/13 KANSAS W 72-66 Total.......... 18 3650 87 465-1030 85 . 4 5 1 90-259 . 3 4* 7 02/11/13 304-393 . 7 7 4TCU 200 458 658 36.6 323 6 232W 207 75-48 41 105 BLOCKS Blocks per game Opponents...... 18 3650 2.8 438-10342.7 . 4 2 4 135-385 . 3 5* 1 02/16/13 232-349 . 6 6 5at Oklahoma State 204 411 615 34.2 337 8 216 L o t 220 79-84 55 120 ATTENDANCE 138455 154602 * 02/20/13 at Texas Tech W 86-71 Home games-Avg/Game 14-9890 12-10329 * Date 02/23/13 BAYLOR W 90-76 TEAM STATISTICS OU OPP Opponent Score Neutral site-Avg/Game 5-6130 * 02/27/13 at Texas L o t 86-92 SCORING 13241243 * 1/5/13 at West Virginia W 67-57 * 03/02/13 IOWA STATE W 86-69 Points per game 73.6 69.1 * 01/12/13 OKLAHOMA STATE W 77-68 Score by Periods 1st 2nd OT Totals * 03/06/13 WEST VIRGINIA W 83-70 Scoring margin +4.5 * 01/16/13 TEXAS TECH W 81-63 Oklahoma 1055 1135465-1030 15 2205 * 03/09/13 at TCU L 67-70 FIELD GOALS-ATT 438-1034 * 1/19/13 at Kansas State L 60-69 Opponents 923 1103 26 2052 L 66-73 03/14/13 vs Iowa State Field goal pct . 4 5 1 . 4 2 4 * 01/21/13 TEXAS W 73-67 3 POINT FG-ATT 90-259 135-385 * 01/26/13 at Kansas L 54-67 # = Old Spice Classic (Orlando, Fla.) 3-point FG pct . 3 4 7 . 3 5 1 * 1/30/13 at Baylor W 74-71 $ = All-College Classic (Oklahoma City, Okla.) 3-pt FG made per game 5.0 7.5 * 02/02/13 KANSAS STATE L 50-52 % = Played at McCasland Field House on OU campus FREE THROWS-ATT 304-393 232-349 * 02/04/13 at Iowa State L 64-83 * = Conference game Free throw pct . 7 7 4 . 6 6 5 * 02/09/13 KANSAS W 72-66 F-Throws made per game 16.9 12.9 * 02/11/13 TCU W 75-48 REBOUNDS 658 615 * 02/16/13 at Oklahoma State L o t 79-84 Rebounds per game 36.6 34.2 * 02/20/13 at Texas Tech W 86-71 Rebounding margin +2.4 * 02/23/13 BAYLOR W 90-76 ASSISTS 232 216 * 02/27/13 at Texas L o t 86-92 Assists per game 12.9 12.0 * 03/02/13 IOWA STATE W 86-69 TURNOVERS 207 220 * 03/06/13 WEST VIRGINIA W 83-70 Turnovers per game 11.5 12.2 * 03/09/13 at TCU L 67-70 7 Turnover margin +0.7 Assist/turnover ratio 1.1 1.0 # = Old Spice Classic (Orlando, Fla.)

BIG 12 CONFERENCE GAMES (11-7)

Att. 8734 6421 2076 2205 4121 pts7219avg 8915 320 17.8 12548 2214254 12.3 1908572 10.6 100368.2 106 12127516.7 121126.0 108 12695 105 5.8 9178 93 125285.2 47104092.6 163000.9 13 065330.0 11882 0 0.0 13178 13490 13248948 73.6 1243 69.1 13611 8248 12199 Att. 9860 12112 10789 12695 9857 9178 5392 12528 17996 10409 16300 6533 11882 13178 13490 8948 13611 8248 12199 9860 10789 9857 5392


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SEASON RESULTS Date 11/11 11/16 11/22 11/23 11/25 11/28 11/30 12/4 12/15 12/18 12/29 12/31 1/5 1/12 1/16 1/19 1/21 1/26 1/30 2/2 2/4 2/9 2/11 2/16 2/20 2/23 2/27 3/2 3/6 3/9 3/14

Opponent ULM at UT Arlington vs. UTEP # vs. Gonzaga (17) # vs. West Virginia # at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M $ Stephen F. Austin Ohio

Score 85-51 63-59 68-61 47-72 77-70 63-62 69-65 78-81 64-54 55-56 74-63 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi % 72-42 at West Virginia 67-57 Oklahoma State 77-68 Texas Tech 81-63 at Kansas State (16) 60-69 Texas 73-67 at Kansas (3) 54-67 at Baylor 74-71 Kansas State (18) 50-52 at Iowa State 64-83 Kansas (5) 72-66 TCU 75-48 at Oklahoma State (17) 79-84 at Texas Tech 86-71 Baylor 90-76 at Texas 86-92 Iowa State 86-69 West Virginia 83-70 at TCU 67-70 vs. Iowa State ^ 66-73

W/L W W W L W W W L W L W W W W W L W L W L L W W L (OT) W W L (OT) W W L L

Attend. 8,734 6,421 2,076 2,205 4,121 7,219 8,915 12,548 4,254 8,572 10,036 2,751 12,112 12,695 9,178 12,528 10,409 16,300 6,533 11,882 13,178 13,490 8,948 13,611 8,248 12,199 9,860 10,789 9,857 5,392 17,996

Points Leader Pledger................................15 Hield....................................17 Osby....................................16 Osby....................................13 M’Baye................................19 M’Baye................................12 Osby ...................................11 Osby....................................22 Osby....................................19 Hornbeak, Pledger...............12 Pledger................................18 Pledger................................17 Osby....................................21 Osby....................................17 Osby....................................17 M’Baye, Osby.......................12 Osby....................................29 M’Baye, Osby.......................12 M’Baye, Pledger...................20 Osby....................................13 Fitzgerald............................12 Osby....................................17 M’Baye................................12 Grooms, Osby, Pledger.........18 Pledger................................22 Grooms................................23 Osby....................................31 Osby....................................22 Osby....................................26 Osby....................................19 Osby....................................18

Associated Press rankings in parentheses # Old Spice Classic (Orlando, Fla.) $ All-College Classic (Oklahoma City, Okla.) % Field House Series (played on OU campus at McCasland Field House) ^ Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship (Kansas City, Mo.) Record Summary All Games Big 12 Games Non-Conference Games

Overall 20-11 11-7 9-4

Home 12-2 8-1 4-1

Away 5-7 3-6 2-1

Neutral 3-2 0-0 3-2

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Rebounds Leader M’Baye................................. 9 Osby................................... 10 Osby................................... 10 M’Baye, Osby........................ 5 M’Baye, Neal, Osby, Pledger..... 6 M’Baye................................. 9 M’Baye, Osby........................ 8 M’Baye, Osby........................ 6 Osby..................................... 7 Hield.................................. 11 M’Baye, Pledger................... 6 M’Baye, Osby........................ 6 Osby..................................... 9 Pledger................................ 9 Hield.................................... 7 Hield.................................. 10 Osby..................................... 8 Fitzgerald............................. 8 Osby..................................... 8 Osby..................................... 7 Fitzgerald............................. 7 Osby..................................... 8 Osby..................................... 7 Osby................................... 15 M’Baye............................... 13 Osby..................................... 8 Clark..................................... 6 Osby..................................... 9 Pledger................................ 8 Fitzgerald........................... 11 Osby..................................... 9

Assists Leader Cousins, Grooms, Hornbeak... 5 Clark, Grooms, Hornbeak....... 2 Cousins, Osby........................ 4 Grooms, Hornbeak................ 2 Grooms................................. 4 Cousins................................. 3 Cousins, Grooms.................... 4 Pledger................................. 3 Hornbeak.............................. 3 Hornbeak.............................. 3 Hield..................................... 7 Hornbeak.............................. 5 Hield..................................... 5 Hield..................................... 5 Grooms................................. 5 Grooms................................. 4 Grooms, Hield........................ 4 Cousins, Hield, H’Beak, Osby.... 2 Hornbeak.............................. 6 Cous., Hield, H’Beak, Grooms.... 2 Pledger................................. 3 Cousins................................. 4 Clark, Cousins, Hield, H’beak.... 2 Grooms................................. 4 Grooms, M’Baye.................... 5 Grooms................................. 4 Grooms................................. 6 Grooms................................. 6 Grooms............................... 10 Grooms................................. 6 Osby...................................... 4


2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

POINTS, REBOUNDS, ASSISTS Date Opponent

1 2 GROOMS PLEDGER

3 4 5 11 13 14 HIELD FITZGERA LD H’BEAK COUSINS FRASCH. NWRYTA.

15 NEAL

21 CLARK

22 M’BAYE

24 OSBY

32 ARENT

11/11 11/18 11/22 11/23 11/25 11/28 11/30 12/4 12/15 12/18 12/29 12/31 1/5 1/12 1/16 1/19 1/21 1/26 1/30 2/2 2/4 2/9 2/11 2/16 2/20 2/23 2/27 3/2 3/6 3/9 3/14

2-0-5 0-1-2 2-2-2 0-1-2 2-1-4 4-3-1 3-0-4 5-1-2 2-0-2 DNP 2-1-2 2-2-1 2-4-2 6-3-3 0-4-5 4-4-4 7-0-4 2-1-1 0-0-0 7-1-2 2-1-1 0-1-3 0-2-1 18-1-4 12-2-5 23-2-4 3-5-6 19-2-6 8-1-10 8-2-6 8-4-3

9-3-1 17-4-0 7-5-0 5-2-0 8-3-1 11-6-1 5-2-0 6-2-1 12-4-1 9-11-1 5-3-7 7-5-3 8-7-5 15-4-5 16-7-3 8-10-3 12-4-4 9-2-2 9-5-3 4-4-2 5-3-1 2-3-1 8-0-2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-0-0 10-9-2 0-1-0

9-4-0 0-3-0 2-2-0 0-1-0 3-6-0 0-0-0 3-5-0 0-3-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-2-1 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP 3-3-1 0-0-0 8-4-0 DNP 2-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-1-0 0-0-0 DNP

2-5-1 9-6-2 2-4-0 3-2-0 6-0-2 6-1-0 6-1-0 8-3-2 17-4-0 4-2-0 8-4-1 7-4-1 7-6-0 4-4-0 10-3-1 1-1-0 2-2-0 4-2-0 4-1-0 7-4-0 10-2-0 10-3-0 8-3-2 5-7-0 10-5-0 5-3-1 8-6-0 6-3-0 5-3-1 2-3-0 17-4-0

12-9-2 7-9-2 8-4-1 5-5-0 19-6-0 12-9-1 8-8-0 14-6-2 0-0-0 3-4-0 16-6-0 14-6-1 7-4-2 15-5-0 7-5-0 12-4-0 15-5-0 12-7-0 20-7-1 7-5-0 8-6-0 8-3-0 12-3-1 6-5-1 15-13-5 7-4-1 16-4-2 11-4-1 7-2-0 5-1-0 6-3-0

9-7-1 10-10-0 16-10-4 13-5-0 8-6-0 11-3-0 11-8-1 22-6-2 19-7-1 8-3-1 16-5-0 8-6-1 21-9-0 17-3-2 17-6-2 12-8-0 29-8-0 12-6-2 11-8-1 13-7-0 6-6-2 17-8-3 11-7-0 18-15-1 21-9-3 17-8-0 31-5-3 22-9-3 26-6-0 19-4-0 18-9-4

2-2-0 DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2-2-0 DNP DNP 0-1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-1-0 DNP 0-1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

ULM at UT Arlington vs. UTEP # vs. Gonzaga (17) # vs. West Virginia # at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M $ Stephen F. Austin Ohio Texas A&M-C.C. % at West Virginia Oklahoma State Texas Tech at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State Kansas (5) TCU at Oklahoma State (17) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State ^

15-1-0 9-3-1 12-2-1 7-2-0 8-6-3 9-1-2 9-3-2 12-3-3 10-2-2 12-5-1 18-6-1 17-2-1 12-4-0 11-9-2 11-3-0 10-1-3 5-3-0 10-1-0 20-1-5 2-1-0 5-6-3 15-6-2 4-2-1 18-1-2 22-4-2 19-5-1 18-3-3 14-4-3 23-8-0 2-1-0 8-4-2

12-6-0 4-2-1 9-5-1 4-1-1 9-3-0 5-3-1 8-3-1 4-1-0 2-3-1 6-2-0 4-3-0 9-2-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 12-4-0 6-2-0 0-1-0 4-8-1 8-5-2 4-6-0 12-7-1 6-2-0 9-3-0 4-4-0 2-4-0 4-2-0 5-2-0 10-3-1 5-5-1 13-11-0 2-2-0

10-5-5 7-2-1 5-1-1 0-2-2 14-5-1 5-3-0 7-1-0 5-2-1 2-4-3 12-3-3 5-2-2 3-3-5 4-2-1 8-3-1 2-1-0 5-2-3 3-1-3 1-4-2 2-5-6 0-3-2 3-2-1 7-2-2 9-2-2 10-3-0 2-0-1 13-5-0 5-5-0 2-6-1 9-2-3 8-2-0 7-2-1

2-3-5 0-1-0 5-2-4 10-1-1 0-2-2 0-4-3 9-5-4 2-3-1 0-3-1 1-1-0 0-0-1 3-3-0 6-0-1 0-2-0 6-2-2 2-3-2 0-3-1 0-0-2 0-0-2 6-2-2 10-3-2 7-4-4 6-3-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 2-1-0 0-2-3 2-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-2-0

1-0-0 DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Starters underlined Associated Press rankings in parentheses # Old Spice Classic (Orlando, Fla.) $ All-College Classic (Oklahoma City, Okla.) % Field House Series (played on OU campus at McCasland Field House) ^ Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship (Kansas City, Mo.)

MISCELLANEOUS STATS Dunks

Charges Taken

Amath M’Baye......................21 Romero Osby.........................18 Cameron Clark.......................13 Buddy Hield............................5 Andrew Fitzgerald...................2 Isaiah Cousins..........................1 Tyler Neal................................1 Steven Pledger........................1

Romero Osby.........................21 Andrew Fitzgerald...................2 Sam Grooms............................2 Je’lon Hornbeak......................2 Cameron Clark.........................1 Amath M’Baye........................1 Tyler Neal................................1

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2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

GAME-BY-GAME TEAM STATS

FG-A

Pct.

3FG-A

Pct.

FT-A

Pct.

O/D/T

PF

A

TO

B

S

1

2

ULM

19-55

.345

3-16

.188

10-18

.556

8/22/30

16

9

14

0

9

22

29

at Oklahoma Oklahoma

at UT Arlington UTEP #

32-68 19-58

.471 .328

9-23 5-18

.391 .278

12-16 20-32

.750 .625

22-58 19-46 25-60

.379 .413 .417

3-18 4-10 6-18

.167 .400 .333

12-21 19-24 12-20

.571 .792 .600

16-50

.320

5-16

.313

10-15

.667

vs. Oklahoma # Oklahoma

27-57 25-63

.474 .397

4-15 2-10

.267 .200

19-25 11-16

at Oklahoma Oklahoma

22-56 31-56

.393 .554

5-12 6-15

.417 .400

vs. Oklahoma $

21-54

.389

4-16

Stephen F. Austin

24-61

.393

3-14

vs. Oklahoma # Oklahoma #

vs. Gonzaga (17) # West Virginia # at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas Texas A&M $

at Oklahoma

Ohio

at Oklahoma

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi %

27-59 21-58 26-55 22-58 30-57 20-50

22-58

25-53

27-57

17-58

.458 .362 .473 .379 .526 .400

.379

.472

.474

.293

at Oklahoma % Oklahoma

24-59 27-61

.407 .443

at Oklahoma

Texas Tech

at West Virginia Oklahoma State

18-60 22-56

6-22 4-14 3-13 6-18 9-22 5-11

3-14

8-26

3-12

3-14

16/33/49 15/33/48

12 22

8/30/38 7/25/32 15/23/38

21 18 24

5/19/24

18

.760 .688

15/24/39 18/19/37

20-28 10-14

.714 .714

.250

18-19

.214

5-6

.273 .286 .231 .333 .409 .455

.214

.308

.250

.214

12-19 24-34 7-9 15-18 12-16 9-12 8-11

5-7

17-23

5-8

20 9

12 18

7 3

7 8

38 38

47 25

18 17 11

8 3 5

5 6 8

28 26 38

31 35 30

59 61 68

6

14

5

7

22

25

47

27 14

13 9

10 12

4 1

4 7

42 31

35 32

77 63

12/26/38 10/21/31

14 14

12 14

13 17

3 2

8 7

29 38

40 40

69 78

.947

11/20/31

11

11

11

4

10

28

36

64

.833

17/20/37

14

17

13

4

10

26

30

.632 .706 .778 .833 .750 .750

.727

.714

.739

.625

17/34/51 18/20/38 10/23/33 11/27/38 9/17/26 12/23/35

17/21/38

5/25/30

10/23/33

12/23/35

18 21 19 22 16 15

16

19

13

16

10 8 13 6

21 9 6

16

14

3

11 8

15 17 13 19

13

18

11

18

0 0

3 4 3 1

3

1

1

2

9 6

4 5 6 7

5

5

12

5

32 37

35 32 41 27

30

29

29

21

40 33 27 33 40 27

25

34

45

21

14 12

13 10

4 2

7 7

40 29

32 38

72 67 77

.615

19-21

.905

10/27/37

21

13

13

1

8

38

39

5-22

.227

8-13

.615

14/18/32

23

9

14

2

8

29

34

29-55

at Oklahoma Oklahoma

42

14 14

8-13

Oklahoma

63

74

13/31/44 13/27/40

.424

.481 .356

56

55

.938 .818

.431

25-52 21-59

81 54

15-16 9-11

25-59

at Oklahoma Oklahoma

62 65

.346 .267

25-58

.475 .472

72 70

9-26 4-15

11-30 6-21

28-59 25-53

51

85 63

10 11 14

.300 .393

at Oklahoma Oklahoma

TP

.367 .286

10-13 18-25

.769 .720

17/22/39 12/24/36

10 18

12 11

14 15

3 3

3 7

35 29

22 39

57 68

63

3-11 3-11

.273 .273

22-26 7-15

.846 .467

16/24/40 14/25/39

13 18

13 16

9 16

4 2

7 1

34 27

47 33

81 60

2-6 3-12

.333 .250

21-27 9-14

.778 .643

9/23/32 11/20/31

13 14

12 10

13 11

6 2

8 7

30 21

43 33

73 54

.527

5-14

.357

11-17

.647

5/29/34

19

20

16

5

8

38

36

74

19-49 26-71

.388 .366

3-14 3-16

.214 .188

9-14 9-17

.643 .529

10/28/38 21/21/42

12 17

8 12

14 9

1 2

4 5

23 31

27 33

50 64

at Oklahoma

72

TCU

at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3)

at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State Kansas (5)

22-50 27-61 24-55 28-75 21-56 28-55 25-54

.440 .443 .436 .373 .375

10-24 6-19 7-17 6-27 5-16

.417 .316 .412 .222 .313 .407 .333

15-22 7-11 12-19 9-17 5-7

16-18 11-20

.682 .636 .632 .529 .714

.889 .550

8 10

6 1

7 5

26 28

45 24

.350

13-16

.813

10/25/35

18

15

11

1

6

38

34

.238

11-16

.688

13/22/35

15

7

16

3

3

11

37

32-60

.533

8-17

.471

14-20

at Oklahoma Oklahoma

22-49 29-57

.449 .509

7-14 9-18

.500 .500

39-45 19-27

at Oklahoma

West Virginia

27-62 24-58 26-70 29-58 22-51

.435 .414 .371

6-16 6-13 9-31

.375 .462 .290 .400 .355

24-33 17-28 15-21 26-35 14-22

.727

7/27/34 9/32/41

10/26/36

15 23

11 9

.700

9/30/39

24

.867 .704

7/31/38 11/23/34

.607 .714

23-52

.500 .431

.442

8-20 11-31 6-18

.333

34-34

1.000

27-51

.529

10-21

.476

6-13

.462

at Oklahoma Oklahoma

26-52 24-66

.500 .364

10-18 0-16

.556 .000

21-27 19-27

vs. Oklahoma ^

24-63

.381

3-18

.167

15-18

27-50 26-61

.540 .426

8-14 7-26

.571 .269

8-16 14-14

.743 .636

44 34

38

5-21

Oklahoma

at TCU Iowa State

0 2

29

34 41

7-20

1.000 .714

10 13

8

35 26

.302

14-14 15-21

18 11

14 10

6

7 7

.448

.273 .400

15 17

12 11

14

4 3

16-53

3-11 6-15

7/26/33 10/25/35

19 18

15

8 15

26-58

.500 .475

at Texas Iowa State

24/23/47 9/25/34

13

17 10

11-27 5-15

29-58 29-61

at Texas Tech Baylor

12/29/41

15 20

.509 .463

at Oklahoma Oklahoma

at Oklahoma State (17)

6/19/25 13/21/34

7 9

1 1

9 2

36 35

17

13

2

6

25 25

7 17

16 16

1 3

6/30/36

18

17

9/16/25

21

13

10/19/29 14/23/37 11/23/34 4/23/27

19 19 32 20 20

11 6 11 14 8

5

10 12 12 9

4

2 5

39 32

69 67

67

71 52

83 66 48

27

39 38/6 *

46/11 *

75 79

44

42

86

6 6

47 43

43 34/9 *

90 86

46

86

7

8 8

5

5 2

2

13 3

13

1

36 21

35 55

4

28 28

40

49/15 * 41

5

28

42

84 71 76

92 69

70

.778 .704

14/19/33 18/17/35

15 19

15 8

11 8

3 2

5 6

39 22

44 45

83 67

.833

12/19/31

15

10

5

4

5

37

29

66

.500 1.000

Associated Press rankings in parentheses # Old Spice Classic (Orlando, Fla.) $ All-College Classic (Oklahoma City, Okla.) % Field House Series (played on OU campus at McCasland Field House) ^ Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship (Kansas City, Mo.) * Overtime points

10

9/27/36 14/29/43

23 15

20 17

16 11

3 1

3 3

44 29

26 44

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INDIVIDUAL HIGHS OKLAHOMA HIGHS

OKLAHOMA’S TOP INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES

Points 31, Romero Osby vs. Texas (2/27) Field Goals 9, Romero Osby vs. West Virginia (3/6) 9, Romero Osby vs. Texas (2/27) 9, Sam Grooms vs. Oklahoma State (2/16) 9, Amath M’Baye vs. Baylor (1/30) 9, Romero Osby vs. Texas (1/21) 9, Romero Osby vs. Arkansas (12/4) Field Goal Attempts 19, Romero Osby vs. Iowa State (3/14) Field Goal Pct. (min. 5 made) .833 (5-for-6), Amath M’Baye vs. West Virginia (11/25) 3-Point Field Goals 6, Steven Pledger vs. Texas Tech (2/20) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts 13, Steven Pledger vs. Texas Tech (2/20) 3-Point Field Goal Pct. (min. 4 made) .556 (5-for-9), Steven Pledger vs. ULM (11/11) Free Throws 15, Sam Grooms vs. Baylor (2/23) Free Throw Attempts 17, Romero OSby vs. Texas (2/27) 17, Sam Grooms vs. Baylor (2/23) Free Throw Pct. (min. 5 made) 1.000 (10-for-10), Romero Osby vs. Iowa State (3/2) Rebounds 15, Romero Osby vs. Oklahoma State (2/16) Assists 10, Sam Grooms vs. West Virginia (3/6) Turnovers 5, Romero Osby vs. Kansas State (1/19) Blocked Shots 4, Amath M’Baye vs. Baylor (1/30) Steals 4, Buddy Hield vs. Ohio (12/29)

POINTS 31...........................................................................................Romero Osby vs. Texas (2/27) 29...........................................................................................Romero Osby vs. Texas (1/21) 26.................................................................................Romero Osby vs. West Virginia (3/6) 23..............................................................................Steven Pledger vs. West Virginia (3/6) 23.......................................................................................... Sam Grooms vs. Baylor (2/23) 22.....................................................................................Romero Osby vs. Iowa State (3/2) 22................................................................................ Steven Pledger vs. Texas Tech (2/20) 22.....................................................................................Romero Osby vs. Arkansas (12/4) 21................................................................................... Romero Osby vs. Texas Tech (2/20) 21.................................................................................Romero Osby vs. West Virginia (1/5) 20.......................................................................................Amath M’Baye vs. Baylor (1/30) 20...................................................................................... Steven Pledger vs. Baylor (1/30)

REBOUNDS 15.......................................................................... Romero Osby vs. Oklahoma State (2/16) 13.................................................................................Amath M’ Baye vs. Texas Tech (2/20) 11......................................................................................Andrew Fitzgerald vs. TCU (3/9 ) 11....................................................................... Buddy Hield vs. Stephen F. Austin (12/18) 10................................................................................ Buddy Hield vs. Kansas State (1/19) 10......................................................................................... Romero Osby vs. UTEP (11/22) 10............................................................................. Romero Osby vs. UT Arlington (11/16)

ASSISTS 10................................................................................. Sam Grooms vs. West Virginia (3/6) 7..............................................................................................Buddy Hield vs. Ohio (12/29) 6.................................................................................................. Sam Grooms vs. TCU (3/9) 6....................................................................................... Sam Grooms vs. Iowa State (3/2) 6..............................................................................................Sam Grooms vs. Texas (2/27) 6.......................................................................................Je’lon Hornbeak vs. Baylor (1/30)

OPPONENT HIGHS Points 33, Marshawn Powell, Arkansas (12/4) Field Goals 11, Marshawn Powell, Arkansas (12/4) Field Goal Attempts 23, Pierre Jackson, Baylor (2/23) Field Goal Pct. (min. 5 made) .750 (6-for-8), Reggie Keely, Ohio (12/29) .750 (6-for-8), Karol Gruszecki, UT Arlington (11/16) 3-Point Field Goals 6, Tyrus McGhee, Iowa State (3/2) 6, Terry Henderson, West Virginia (1/5) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts 13, Tyrus McGhee, Iowa State (3/2) 13, Pierre Jackson, Baylor (2/23) 3-Point Field Goal Pct. (min. 4 made) 1.000 (4-for-4), Garlon Green, TCU (3/9) Free Throws 12, Myck Kabongo, Texas (2/27) 12, Sheldon McClellan, Texas (2/27) Free Throw Attempts 15, Myck Kabongo, Texas (2/27) Free Throw Pct. (min. 5 made) 1.000 (12-for-12), Sheldon McClellan, Texas (2/27) Rebounds 20, Isaiah Austin, Baylor (1/30) Assists 9, Korie Lucious, Iowa State (3/14) 9, Angel Rodriguez, Kansas State (1/19) 9, Hal Bateman, Stephen F. Austin (12/18) Turnovers 6, Garlon Green, TCU (3/9) 6, Will Nelson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (12/31) 6, Ivo Baltic, Ohio (12/29) 6, Charles Drew, UT Arlington (11/16) Blocked Shots 4, Jeff Withey, Kansas (1/26) 4, Taylor Smith, Stephen F. Austin (12/18 4, Jordan Reves, UT Arlington (11/16) Steals 5, David Stockton, Gonzaga (11/23)

BLOCKED SHOTS 4.........................................................................................Amath M’Baye vs. Baylor (1/30) 3............................................................................................Romero Osby vs. ULM (11/11)

STEALS 4..............................................................................................Buddy Hield vs. Ohio (12/29) 3........................................................................................................................ eight times

3-POINT FIELD GOALS 6..........................................................................................Steven Pledger vs. Texas (2/27) 6.................................................................................. Steven Pledger vs. Texas Tech (2/20) 5................................................................................Steven Pledger vs. West Virginia (3/6) 5.........................................................................................Steven Pledger vs. Ohio (12/29) 5......................................................................................... Steven Pledger vs. ULM (11/11) 4....................................................................................Steven Pledger vs. Iowa State (3/2) 4.................................................................................... Steven Pledger vs. Arkansas (12/4)

FREE THROWS 15.......................................................................................... Sam Grooms vs. Baylor (2/23) 13...........................................................................................Romero Osby vs. Texas (2/27) 10.....................................................................................Romero Osby vs. Iowa State (3/2) 10...........................................................................................Romero Osby vs. Texas (1/21) 9.................................................................................. Romero Osby vs. Texas A&M (12/15) 9.................................................................... Romero Osby vs. Northwestern State (11/30) 9............................................................................ Amath M’Baye vs. West Virginia (11/25)

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SPECIALTY STATS Won Opening Tip Date Opponent Score W/L OU Opp. 11/11 ULM 85-51 W X 11/16 at UT Arlington 63-59 W X 11/22 vs. UTEP # 68-61 W X 11/23 vs. Gonzaga (17) # 47-72 L X 11/25 vs. West Virginia # 77-70 W X 11/28 at Oral Roberts 63-62 W X 11/30 Northwestern State 69-65 W X 12/4 at Arkansas 78-81 L X 12/15 vs. Texas A&M $ 64-54 W X 12/18 Stephen F. Austin 55-56 L X 12/29 Ohio 74-63 W X 12/31 Texas A&M-C.C. % 72-42 W X 1/5 at West Virginia 67-57 W X 1/12 Oklahoma State 77-68 W X 1/16 Texas Tech 81-63 W X 1/19 at Kansas State (16) 60-69 L X 1/21 Texas 73-67 W X 1/26 at Kansas (3) 54-67 L X 1/30 at Baylor 74-71 W X 2/2 Kansas State (18) 50-52 L X 2/4 at Iowa State 64-83 L X 2/9 Kansas (5) 72-66 W X 2/11 TCU 75-66 W X 2/16 at Oklahoma State (17) 79-84 L (OT) X 2/20 at Texas Tech 86-71 W X 2/23 Baylor 90-76 W X 2/27 at Texas 86-92 L (OT) X 3/2 Iowa State 86-69 W X 3/6 West Virginia 83-70 W X 3/9 at TCU 67-70 L X 3/14 vs. Iowa State 66-73 L X Totals 16 15

Points in Paint OU Opp. 42 26 18 26 16 26 16 26 32 20 32 32 20 28 42 36 22 26 12 34 30 28 24 16 30 10 26 26 34 34 34 16 34 28 16 28 20 42 26 24 28 32 16 32 30 20 22 34 24 30 14 26 26 32 22 20 22 28 44 30 18 36 790 852

Associated Press rankings in parentheses # Old Spice Classic (Orlando, Fla.) $ All-College Classic (Oklahoma City, Okla.) % Field House Series (played on OU campus at McCasland Field House) ^ Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship (Kansas City, Mo.)

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Points Off Turnovers OU Opp. 17 13 21 11 22 12 11 12 14 7 16 14 19 9 15 19 20 9 10 12 22 10 11 3 17 11 14 14 16 10 6 26 12 14 14 13 13 20 17 8 14 14 6 12 17 8 5 13 12 16 8 17 16 26 13 8 20 13 21 8 11 6 450 388

2nd Chance Points OU Opp. 16 6 11 6 11 8 4 17 15 16 17 10 7 9 16 14 14 14 15 16 10 2 19 5 15 8 12 9 12 13 20 5 10 16 14 9 6 24 9 13 23 9 11 14 11 6 9 9 6 6 15 11 10 7 6 5 23 8 22 9 11 18 400 322

Bench Points OU Opp. 37 14 30 29 22 22 12 27 28 23 26 0 25 38 41 22 33 13 19 10 14 23 23 6 15 4 11 21 28 18 13 7 9 44 10 12 12 2 24 18 38 25 23 11 34 11 27 12 26 23 11 10 13 32 18 36 10 20 25 19 19 13 677 565


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2

SAM GROOMS

6-4, 219, SENIOR, GUARD

6-1, 203, SENIOR, GUARD

CHESAPEAKE, VA. (ATLANTIC SHORES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE [FLA.]) PTS

REB

AST

MIN

PTS

REB

3FG%

MIN

1.7

3.2

20.6

3.3

.370

28.7

5.1

GROOMS GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

STEVEN PLEDGER

Opponent MIN FG 3FG FT O-D-T PF ULM 14 0-1 0-0 2-2 0-0-0 0 at UT Arlington 15 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 3 vs. UTEP 16 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-2-2 2 vs. Gonzaga (17) 14 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 1 vs. West Virginia 24 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 1 at Oral Roberts 15 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-3-3 0 Northwestern State 14 1-2 0-0 1-3 0-0-0 0 at Arkansas 25 2-3 0-0 1-1 0-1-1 0 vs. Texas A&M 14 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 1 Stephen F. Austin DNP – INJURED Ohio 20 1-2 0-1 0-1 1-0-1 2 Texas A&M-C.C. 17 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-2-2 2 at West Virginia 14 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-4-4 1 Oklahoma State 27 1-5 0-0 4-4 0-3-3 3 Texas Tech 20 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-3-4 1 at Kansas State (16) 25 2-3 0-0 0-1 0-4-4 0 Texas 17 1-2 0-0 5-8 0-0-0 0 at Kansas (3) 14 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 0 at Baylor 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 Kansas State (18) 12 3-5 1-2 0-1 0-1-1 0 at Iowa State *15 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-1-1 0 Kansas (5) 10 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 0 TCU 14 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2-2 0 at Okla. State (17) 35 9-11 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 2 at Texas Tech 30 4- 8 0-0 4-7 1-1-2 2 Baylor *30 3-9 2-2 15-17 0-2-2 3 at Texas *31 0-4 0-1 3-4 2-3-5 4 Iowa State *31 7-13 1-2 4-4 1-1-2 2 West Virginia *36 3-3 1-1 1-1 1-0-1 2 at TCU *35 3-6 0-1 2-4 0-2-2 0 vs. Iowa State *32 2-6 0-2 4-6 0-4-4 3

11.8

PLEDGER GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 A TO B 5 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 2 3 0

S TP 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 3 0 5 0 2

2 1 2 3 5 4 4 1 0 2 1 3 1 4 5 4 6 6 10 6 3

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 0

1 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 4 1 3 2 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

2 2 2 6 0 4 7 2 0 7 2 0 0 18 12 23 3 19 8 8 8

Opponent ULM at UT Arlington vs. UTEP vs. Gonzaga (17) vs. West Virginia at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Stephen F. Austin Ohio Texas A&M-C.C. at West Virginia Oklahoma State Texas Tech at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State Kansas (5) TCU at Okla. State (17) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State

MIN *18 *31 *25 *24 *19 *24 *29 *32 *24 *32 *34 *20 *28 *29 *25 *28 *18 *29 *34 *20 *28 *35 *23 *42 *38 *36 *42 *31 *37 *20 *35

FG 5-10 3-9 3-8 3-8 1-8 4-7 3-6 4-9 2-4 6-14 7-16 6-15 5-12 2-7 3-11 3-6 2-5 4-8 6-12 1-4 2-9 6-14 2-8 7-15 8-15 7-9 6-15 4-9 7-14 1-7 3-11

3FG 5-9 2-7 3-6 1-5 1-7 1-2 1-2 4-7 2-3 0-6 2-8 5-10 2-8 2-5 2-6 2-4 0-2 2-4 3-7 0-3 0-4 2-7 0-3 3-6 6-13 3-4 6-12 4-9 5-10 0-4 1-6

FT 0-0 1-2 3-4 0-0 5-5 0-0 2-3 0-1 4-4 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 5-5 3-4 2-3 1-2 0-0 5-7 0-0 1-2 1-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 2-3 0-0 2-2 4-4 0-0 1-1

O-D-T 1-0-1 0-3-3 0-2-2 1-1-2 3-3-6 0-1-1 1-2-3 1-2-3 1-1-2 2-3-5 3-3-6 0-2-2 2-2-4 4-5-9 1-2-3 0-1-1 1-2-3 0-1-1 0-1-1 1-0-1 1-5-6 0-6-6 0-2-2 0-1-1 0-4-4 1-4-5 2-1-3 0-4-4 3-5-8 0-1-1 1-3-4

PF 4 3 3 0 4 2 1 2 3 1 1 3 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 4 4 2 2 0 2

A TO B 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 3 0 3 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

S 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 2 3 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1

TP 15 9 12 7 8 9 9 12 10 12 18 17 12 11 11 10 5 10 20 2 5 15 4 18 22 19 18 14 23 2 8

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GROOMS’ CAREER HIGHS

PLEDGER’S CAREER HIGHS

Points.....................................................................................................23 vs. Baylor (2/23/13) Field Goals................................................................................9 vs. Oklahoma State (2/16/13) Field Goal Attempts........................................................................ 13 vs. Iowa State (3/2/13) 3-Point Field Goals...............................................................2 vs. Sacramento State (12/2/11) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts.....................................................................................3 (twice) Free Throws Made................................................................................15 vs. Baylor (2/23/13) Free Throw Attempts...........................................................................17 vs. Baylor (2/23/13) Rebounds.......................................................................................6 vs. Idaho State (11/11/11) Assists.................................................................................................................10 (four times) Blocked Shots..............................................................................................................1 (twice) Steals......................................................................................3 vs. Sacramento State (12/2/11) Minutes Played..............................................................................44 vs. Texas A&M (1/21/11)

Points.............................................................................................. 38 vs. Iowa State (1/29/11) Field Goals...................................................................................... 12 vs. Iowa State (1/29/11) Field Goal Attempts...................................................................... 20 vs. Iowa State (1/29/11) 3-Point Field Goals.......................................................................... 7 vs. Iowa State (1/29/11) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts..........................................................14 vs. Houston (11/26/09) Free Throws Made........................................................................... 7 vs. Iowa State (1/29/11) Free Throw Attempts.................................................................................................8 (twice) Rebounds..........................................................................................10 vs. Houston (12/17/11) Assists...........................................................................................................................6 (twice) Blocked Shots..............................................................................................................2 (twice) Steals...................................................................................................................... 3 (six times) Minutes Played.............................................................................. 44 vs. Iowa State (1/29/11)

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BUDDY HIELD

ANDREW FITZGERALD 6-8, 238, SENIOR, FORWARD

6-4, 199, FRESHMAN, GUARD

BALTIMORE, MD. (BREWSTER ACADEMY [N.H.])

FREEPORT, BAHAMAS (SUNRISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY [KAN.]) PTS

REB

AST

MIN

PTS

REB

FG%

MIN

4.2

1.9

25.2

3.5

.442

15.9

8.0

HIELD GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

Opponent MIN FG 3FG FT O-D-T PF ULM 22 4-7 1-3 0-0 1-2-3 0 at UT Arlington 19 6-10 2-4 3-4 3-1-4 2 vs. UTEP 28 2-7 1-4 2-2 4-1-5 3 vs. Gonzaga (17) 19 2-8 1-3 0-1 0-2-2 2 vs. West Virginia 21 3-9 0-3 2-2 1-2-3 0 at Oral Roberts 24 4-9 1-3 2-2 5-1-6 1 Northwestern State 15 2-6 1-2 0-0 1-1-2 2 at Arkansas 9 2-3 2-2 0-0 0-2-2 2 vs. Texas A&M 31 4-9 2-5 2-2 2-2-4 2 Stephen F. Austin 29 3-11 0-1 3-4 6-5-11 1 Ohio *34 2-7 1-2 0-0 0-3-3 0 Texas A&M-C.C. *22 3-10 1-6 0-0 2-3-5 1 at West Virginia *30 4-12 0-1 0-0 4-3-7 0 Oklahoma State *37 6-11 3-5 0-0 0-4-4 3 Texas Tech *36 4-9 1-4 7-7 1-6-7 3 at Kansas State (16) *31 4-9 0-3 0-1 2-8-10 4 Texas *32 5-8 0-0 2-2 1-3-4 4 at Kansas (3) *30 4-11 0-5 1-2 1-1-2 2 at Baylor *36 4-8 1-2 0-0 1-4-5 2 Kansas State (18) *33 1-7 0-3 2-2 2-2-4 2 at Iowa State *24 2-5 1-4 0-0 1-2-3 3 Kansas (5) *28 0-3 0-3 2-2 1-2-3 1 TCU *20 3-7 0-2 2-2 0-0-0 1 at Okla. State (17) DNP – INJURED at Texas Tech DNP – INJURED Baylor DNP – INJURED at Texas DNP – INJURED Iowa State DNP – INJURED West Virginia 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 at TCU 25 5-14 0-5 0-1 8-1-9 5 vs. Iowa State 15 0-4 0-2 0-0 0-1-1 1

5.9

FITZGERALD GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 A TO B 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 1 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 7 1 0 3 1 0 5 2 0 5 2 0 3 0 1 3 3 0 4 3 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0

S 2 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 4 0 2 0 2 0 2 3 0 1 0 2 2

0 2 0

0 0 3 10 0 0

1 1 1

0 0 1

TP 9 17 7 5 8 11 5 6 12 9 5 7 8 15 16 8 12 9 9 4 5 2 8

Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

Opponent ULM at UT Arlington vs. UTEP vs. Gonzaga (17) vs. West Virginia at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Stephen F. Austin Ohio Texas A&M-C.C. at West Virginia Oklahoma State Texas Tech at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State Kansas (5) TCU at Okla. State (17) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State

MIN 15 19 22 23 23 19 19 *14 15 22 10 12 4 9 15 17 8 12 17 16 18 17 14 18 14 13 12 21 22 27 5

FG 6-10 2-6 3-11 2-5 4-6 2-10 3-7 2-4 1-5 3-5 1-4 4-4 0-0 0-2 5-7 3-6 0-2 2-4 4-7 1-3 5-11 3-7 3-6 0-1 1-1 0-2 2-3 1-3 2-6 6-12 1-3

3FG 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT O-D-T PF 0-0 3-3-6 1 0-1 0-2-2 2 3-5 4-1-5 1 0-2 0-1-1 2 1-2 2-1-3 4 1-2 3-0-3 0 2-2 2-1-3 1 0-2 1-0-1 2 0-0 1-2-3 0 0-0 1-1-2 2 2-4 1-2-3 0 1-2 2-0-2 0 0-0 0-1-1 4 1-2 1-0-1 2 2-3 2-2-4 2 0-0 0-2-2 2 0-0 0-1-1 0 0-0 3-5-8 2 0-0 2-3-5 2 2-3 0-6-6 2 2-3 5-2-7 5 0-0 0-2-2 3 3-3 1-2-3 1 4-4 1-3-4 3 0-0 2-2-4 4 4-4 0-2-2 2 1-2 0-2-2 1 8-8 0-3-3 1 1-3 5-0-5 2 1-2 4-7-11 3 0-0 1-1-2 3

A TO B 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

S 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

TP 12 4 9 4 9 5 8 4 2 6 4 9 0 1 12 6 0 4 8 4 12 6 9 4 2 4 5 10 5 13 2

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HIELD’S CAREER HIGHS

FITZGERALD’S CAREER HIGHS

Points.........................................................................................17 vs. UT Arlington (11/16/12) Field Goals...................................................................................................................6 (twice) Field Goal Attempts...................................................................................14 vs. TCU (3/9/13) 3-Point Field Goals................................................................37 vs. Oklahoma State (1/12/13) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts.................................6 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (12/31/12) Free Throws Made............................................................................7 vs. Texas Tech (1/16/13) Free Throw Attempts.......................................................................7 vs. Texas Tech (1/16/13) Rebounds............................................................................11 vs. Stephen F. Austin (12/18/12) Assists....................................................................................................... 7 vs. Ohio (12/29/12) Blocked Shots................................................................................................................ (twice) Steals........................................................................................................ 4 vs. Ohio (12/29/12) Minutes Played......................................................................37 vs. Oklahoma State (1/12/13)

Points................................................................................................ 27 vs. Iowa State (2/4/12) Field Goals........................................................................................ 11 vs. Iowa State (2/4/12) Field Goal Attempts........................................................................ 19 vs. Iowa State (2/4/12) 3-Point Field Goals.......................................................................................................... None 3-Point Field Goal Attempts.......................................................................................... None Free Throws Made............................................................................. 8 vs. Iowa State (3/2/13) Free Throw Attempts.................................................................................................8 (twice) Rebounds...................................................................................................................13 (twice) Assists.......................................................................................................3 vs. Baylor (2/27/10) Blocked Shots....................................................................................3 vs. Texas Tech (1/18/11) Steals............................................................................. 5 vs. North Carolina Central (11/15/10) Minutes Played.........................................................................................................39 (twice)

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JE’LON HORNBEAK

ISAIAH COUSINS 6-3, 182, FRESHMAN, GUARD

6-3, 180, FRESHMAN, GUARD

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (MOUNT VERNON HS)

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (GRACE PREPARATORY ACADEMY) PTS

REB

AST

MIN

PTS

REB

AST

MIN

2.7

1.7

22.6

1.9

1.5

15.7

5.6

HORNBEAK GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

Opponent ULM at UT Arlington vs. UTEP vs. Gonzaga (17) vs. West Virginia at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Stephen F. Austin Ohio Texas A&M-C.C. at West Virginia Oklahoma State Texas Tech at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State Kansas (5) TCU at Okla. State (17) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State

MIN FG 3FG *28 4-10 1-5 *25 1-3 1-3 *21 2-3 1-2 *19 0-3 0-2 *22 5-9 2-3 *16 2-3 0-1 *24 2-5 1-2 *20 2-5 0-2 *32 0-6 0-4 *33 4-9 3-5 *20 1-2 0-1 *23 1-1 1-1 *25 1-2 1-1 *13 3-3 2-2 *20 0-3 0-1 *15 2-4 1-2 *32 1-3 1-2 *29 0-1 0-0 *30 0-6 0-3 *17 0-1 0-1 13 1-3 1-3 16 1-2 1-2 19 3-7 1-2 *31 3-6 3-6 *17 1-6 0-1 *22 4-6 1-3 *19 2-4 1-1 *27 0-4 0-2 *21 2-4 1-3 *22 0-5 0-4 *30 2-5 1-3

FT 1-2 4-8 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-1 2-3 1-2 2-2 1-1 3-4 0-0 1-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 2-3 0-0 0-2 4-6 2-2 1-2 0-0 4-4 0-1 2-2 4-4 8-8 2-2

2.5

COUSINS GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 O-D-T 1-4-5 0-2-2 0-1-1 1-1-2 2-3-5 0-3-3 0-1-1 0-2-2 0-4-4 0-3-3 0-2-2 0-3-3 0-2-2 0-3-3 1-0-1 1-1-2 0-1-1 1-3-4 0-5-5 0-3-3 2-0-2 1-1-2 0-2-2 1-2-3 0-0-0 1-4-5 1-4-5 1-5-6 1-1-2 1-1-2 2-0-2

PF 1 3 3 2 2 3 1 1 1 4 3 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 3 3 2 0 3 4 3 5 5 2 2 4 1

A TO B 5 0 1 1 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 3 4 1 3 2 1 2 1 0 5 1 0 1 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 3 3 0 2 3 1 6 3 0 2 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

S 2 3 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 1

TP 10 7 5 0 14 5 7 5 2 12 5 3 4 8 2 5 3 1 2 0 3 7 9 10 2 13 5 2 9 8 7

Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

Opponent ULM at UT Arlington vs. UTEP vs. Gonzaga (17) vs. West Virginia at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Stephen F. Austin Ohio Texas A&M-C.C. at West Virginia Oklahoma State Texas Tech at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State Kansas (5) TCU at Okla. State (17) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State

MIN *20 *15 *17 *26 *16 *25 *25 *14 *16 *16 11 19 17 11 16 16 17 8 8 20 25 *26 *26 *10 *10 9 19 9 5 6 8

FG 3FG 0-3 0-1 0-2 0-0 2-5 1-4 3-6 3-5 0-2 0-0 0-4 0-2 4-7 1-3 1-3 0-1 0-4 0-3 0-4 0-1 0-3 0-0 1-8 1-3 3-5 0-1 0-2 0-0 2-3 0-0 1-4 0-1 0-3 0-1 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-3 2-3 3-7 0-2 3-6 1-2 3-4 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-1 1-2 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0

FT O-D-T 2-3 0-3-3 0-0 1-0-1 0-0 0-2-2 1-2 0-1-1 0-0 0-2-2 0-0 1-3-4 0-0 0-5-5 0-0 0-3-3 0-0 0-3-3 1-2 1-0-1 0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0-3-3 0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0-2-2 2-2 1-1-2 0-0 2-1-3 0-0 0-3-3 0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0-1 0-2-2 4-4 0-3-3 0-0 0-4-4 0-0 0-3-3 0-0 0-1-1 0-0 0-1-1 2-2 0-1-1 0-0 0-2-2 0-0 0-1-1 0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0-0 00-2-2

PF 1 3 3 2 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 1 1 3 1 0 4 1 3 2 2 2 1 4 2 2 0 0 0

A TO B 5 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 4 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S TP 2 2 0 0 2 5 1 10 0 0 1 0 2 9 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 6 0 0 1 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1 10 1 7 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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HORNBEAK’S CAREER HIGHS

COUSINS’ CAREER HIGHS

Points........................................................................................ 14 vs. West Virginia (11/25/12) Field Goals.................................................................................. 5 vs. West Virginia (11/25/12) Field Goal Attempts..............................................................................10 vs. ULM (11/11/12) 3-Point Field Goals.....................................................................................................3 (twice) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts..................................................6 vs. Oklahoma State (2/16/13) Free Throws Made........................................................................................8 vs. TCU (3/9/13) Free Throw Attempts.................................................................................................8 (twice) Rebounds............................................................................................ 6 vs. Iowa State (3/2/13) Assists.......................................................................................................6 vs. Baylor (1/30/13) Blocked Shots........................................................................................................ 1 (six times) Steals............................................................................................3 vs. UT Arlington (11/16/12) Minutes Played......................................................................................28 vs. ULM (11/11/12)

Points.........................................................................................................................10 (twice) Field Goals........................................................................4 vs. Northwestern State (11/30/12) Field Goal Attempts...............................................8 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (12/31/12) 3-Point Field Goals...........................................................................3 vs. Gonzaga (11/23/12) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts...........................................................5 vs. Gonzaga (11/23/12) Free Throws Made............................................................................. 4 vs. Iowa State (2/4/13) Free Throw Attempts........................................................................ 4 vs. Iowa State (2/4/13) Rebounds..........................................................................5 vs. Northwestern State (11/30/12) Assists........................................................................................................5 vs. ULM (11/11/12) Blocked Shots..............................................................................................................1 (twice) Steals....................................................................................................................2 (four times) Minutes Played.........................................................................................................26 (twice)

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2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

13

15

JAMES FRASCHILLA

5-10, 150, SOPHOMORE, GUARD

6-7, 229, JUNIOR, FORWARD

DALLAS, TEXAS (HIGHLAND PARK HS)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. (PUTNAM CITY WEST HS)

PTS

REB

AST

MIN

PTS

REB

FT%

MIN

0.0

0.0

2.3

1.4

.667

6.7

0.3

FRASCHILLA GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

TYLER NEAL

Opponent MIN FG 3FG FT ULM 2 0-0 0-0 1-2 at UT Arlington vs. UTEP vs. Gonzaga (17) 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 vs. West Virginia at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Stephen F. Austin Ohio Texas A&M-C.C. 4 0-2 0-2 0-0 at West Virginia Oklahoma State Texas Tech 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State Kansas (5) TCU at Okla. State (17) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State

1.2

NEAL GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 O-D-T 0-0-0 DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

PF A TO B 0 0 0 0

S TP 0 1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

Opponent MIN FG 3FG FT ULM 18 2-5 1-3 4-4 at UT Arlington 13 0-2 0-2 0-0 vs. UTEP 9 1-2 0-0 0-2 vs. Gonzaga (17) 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 vs. West Virginia 8 1-3 1-2 0-0 at Oral Roberts 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 Northwestern State 11 1-4 1-2 0-0 at Arkansas 15 0-3 0-2 0-0 vs. Texas A&M 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 Stephen F. Austin 10 0-1 0-1 0-0 Ohio 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-C.C. 14 0-5 0-3 0-0 at West Virginia 6 0-2 0-2 0-0 Oklahoma State 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 Texas Tech 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Kansas State (16) 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 Texas 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State 7 1-3 1-2 0-0 Kansas (5) 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 TCU 14 2-3 2-3 2-2 at Okla. State (17) at Texas Tech 9 1-2 0-0 0-1 Baylor 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Texas 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 Iowa State 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 West Virginia 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 at TCU 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 vs. Iowa State

O-D-T 1-3-4 0-3-3 0-2-2 0-1-1 1-5-6 0-0-0 2-3-5 1-2-3 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-2-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-2-3 0-0-0 0-4-4 DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-0-0 DNP

PF 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0

A TO B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

S TP 0 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 2

1 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

3 0 8

1 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 1 0 0

1 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 0 0

FRASCHILLA’S CAREER HIGHS

NEAL’S CAREER HIGHS

Points...............................................................................2 vs. South Carolina State (12/21/11) Field Goals.......................................................................1 vs. South Carolina State (12/21/11) Field Goal Attempts.......................................................2 vs. South Carolina State (12/21/11) 3-Point Field Goals.......................................................................................................... None 3-Point Field Goal Attempts.......................................................................................... None Free Throws Made......................................................................................................1 (twice) Free Throw Attempts.................................................................................................2 (twice) Rebounds.........................................................................1 vs. South Carolina State (12/21/11) Assists................................................................................................................................ None Blocked Shots................................................................................................................... None Steals................................................................................................................................. None Minutes Played...................................................................................................2 (four times)

Points...............................................................................................18 vs. Arkansas (12/10/11) Field Goals.........................................................................................5 vs. Arkansas (12/10/11) Field Goal Attempts.........................................................................9 vs. Arkansas (12/10/11) 3-Point Field Goals...........................................................................4 vs. Arkansas (12/10/11) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts...........................................................8 vs. Arkansas (12/10/11) Free Throws Made..............................................................................6 vs. Virginia (11/23/10) Free Throw Attempts....................................................................................... 6 (three times) Rebounds........................................................................................................... 7 (three times) Assists.................................................................................................4 vs. Arkansas (12/10/11) Blocked Shots................................................................................... 2 vs. Iowa State (2/18/12) Steals....................................................................................................................2 (four times) Minutes Played.........................................................................................................28 (twice)

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2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

21

22

CAMERON CLARK

6-9, 208, JUNIOR, FORWARD

6-6, 208, JUNIOR, GUARD/FORWARD

BORDEAUX, FRANCE (UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)

SHERMAN, TEXAS (SHERMAN HS) PTS

REB

FG%

MIN

PTS

REB

FG%

MIN

3.3

.517

17.3

5.2

.464

25.0

6.5

CLARK GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

Opponent ULM at UT Arlington vs. UTEP vs. Gonzaga (17) vs. West Virginia at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Stephen F. Austin Ohio Texas A&M-C.C. at West Virginia Oklahoma State Texas Tech at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State Kansas (5) TCU at Okla. State (17) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State

AMATH M’BAYE

MIN FG 3FG 17 1-6 0-0 17 2-5 0-0 13 1-5 0-0 14 1-5 0-0 18 3-4 0-0 15 2-5 0-0 13 3-5 0-0 20 3-4 0-0 26 8-12 0-0 18 1-4 0-0 18 4-7 0-0 19 1-2 1-1 13 3-7 0-0 15 2-6 0-0 22 5-6 0-0 14 0-3 0-0 10 1-4 0-0 15 2-3 0-0 9 1-3 0-0 19 3-4 0-0 15 5-8 0-0 14 4-7 0-0 17 4-6 0-0 19 1-3 0-0 25 5-6 0-0 23 1-4 0-0 26 3-5 0-0 21 1-2 0-0 18 1-2 0-0 13 1-1 0-0 20 5-7 0-0

10.1

M’BAYE GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 FT 0-0 5-6 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 1-2 2-2 0-0 4-4 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-2 2-2 1-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 3-4 0-0 3-4 2-3 4-4 3-5 0-0 7-7

O-D-T 2-3-5 1-5-6 2-2-4 0-2-2 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-1-1 3-0-3 1-3-4 0-2-2 1-3-4 0-4-4 1-5-6 2-2-4 1-2-3 0-1-1 0-2-2 0-2-2 1-0-1 1-3-4 1-1-2 1-2-3 3-0-3 3-4-7 1-4-5 0-3-3 1-5-6 1-2-3 2-1-3 1-2-3 3-1-4

PF 3 1 1 3 3 1 0 3 4 2 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 1 3 2 4 2 2 3 1

A TO B 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 0

S 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3

TP 2 9 2 3 6 6 6 8 17 4 8 7 7 4 10 1 2 4 4 7 10 10 8 5 10 5 8 6 5 2 17

Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

Opponent ULM at UT Arlington vs. UTEP vs. Gonzaga (17) vs. West Virginia at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Stephen F. Austin Ohio Texas A&M-C.C. at West Virginia Oklahoma State Texas Tech at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State Kansas (5) TCU at Okla. State (17) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State

MIN *22 *24 *19 *24 *32 *28 *25 *25 *14 *22 *22 *21 *27 *25 *18 *27 *30 *30 *29 *29 *24 *23 *26 *30 *25 *35 *37 *24 *18 *21 *20

FG 6-9 1-7 4-8 2-8 5-6 6-13 2-6 6-10 0-3 1-2 6-8 7-11 3-8 5-9 3-8 5-9 6-9 4-11 9-12 3-10 4-12 3-9 4-8 3-9 5-10 1-6 7-11 3-8 2-7 2-7 3-7

3FG FT O-D-T 0-0 0-1 2-7-9 0-1 5-7 4-5-9 0-1 0-2 3-1-4 0-1 1-1 0-5-5 0-0 9-13 3-3-6 0-2 0-1 4-5-9 0-1 4-5 2-6-8 0-1 2-2 1-5-6 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0-0 1-2 4-0-4 0-0 4-5 1-5-6 0-0 0-0 2-4-6 0-0 1-2 1-3-4 1-1 4-4 0-5-5 0-0 1-1 3-2-5 0-1 2-2 4-0-4 0-0 3-4 2-3-5 0-1 4-4 2-5-7 1-2 1-3 0-7-7 0-2 1-1 4-1-5 0-1 0-0 3-3-6 2-4 0-0 1-2-3 0-1 4-4 1-2-3 0-1 0-0 0-5-5 2-3 3-4 4-9-13 1-2 4-4 0-4-4 2-3 0-0 1-3-4 1-3 4-4 1-3-4 2-3 1-2 0-2-2 0-2 1-2 0-1-1 0-3 0-0 0-3-3

PF 2 1 3 3 3 2 1 1 0 1 2 2 1 3 0 2 2 4 1 3 2 5 2 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 1

A TO B 2 4 2 2 2 0 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 4 1 0 1 0 1 2 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 2 0 1 2 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 2

S 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

TP 12 7 8 5 19 12 8 14 0 3 16 14 7 15 7 12 15 12 20 7 8 8 12 6 15 7 16 11 7 5 6

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CLARK’S CAREER HIGHS

M’BAYE’S CAREER HIGHS

Points...................................................................................26 vs. Central Arkansas (12/30/10) Field Goals.................................................................................................................11 (twice) Field Goal Attempts...............................................................................19 vs. Baylor (2/2/11) 3-Point Field Goals...............................................................4 vs. Central Arkansas (12/30/10) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts...................................................................7 vs. Baylor (2/2/11) Free Throws Made.....................................................................6 vs. Oklahoma State (3/5/11) Free Throw Attempts................................................................7 vs. Oklahoma State (3/5/11) Rebounds......................................................................................................... 11 (three times) Assists...........................................................................................................................4 (twice) Blocked Shots........................................................................3 vs. Sacramento State (12/2/11) Steals............................................................................................................................3 (twice) Minutes Played.............................................................................. 44 vs. Iowa State (1/29/11)

Points............................................................................................... 27 vs. Air Force (2/23/11*) Field Goals....................................................................................... 11 vs. Air Force (2/23/11*) Field Goal Attempts...............................................................................................18 (twice*) 3-Point Field Goals........................................................................................... 2 (three times) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts.....................................................................................4 (twice) Free Throws Made..................................................................... 9 vs. West Virginia (11/25/12) Free Throw Attempts.............................................................. 13 vs. West Virginia (11/25/12) Rebounds.........................................................................................13 vs. Texas Tech (2/20/13) Assists.................................................................................................5 vs. Texas Tech (2/20/13) Blocked Shots.......................................................................................... 5 vs. Utah (2/27/10*) Steals......................................................................................................4 vs. Kean (11/13/10*) Minutes Played............................................................................................. 38 (three times*) *At Wyoming

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2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

24

32

ROMERO OSBY

CASEY ARENT 6-10, 223, SENIOR, CENTER

6-8, 238, SENIOR, FORWARD

PENRYN, CALIF. (SIERRA COLLEGE)

MERIDIAN, MISS. (MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY) PTS

REB

FG%

MIN

PTS

REB

FG%

MIN

7.0

.522

28.5

1.2

.500

5.2

15.8

OSBY GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

Opponent ULM at UT Arlington vs. UTEP vs. Gonzaga (17) vs. West Virginia at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Stephen F. Austin Ohio Texas A&M-C.C. at West Virginia Oklahoma State Texas Tech at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State Kansas (5) TCU at Okla. State (17) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State

MIN *16 *22 *30 *28 *17 *26 *25 26 *25 *18 *30 *19 *36 *31 *22 *23 *32 *33 *35 *34 *28 *29 *22 *40 *32 *31 *38 *34 *37 *28 *35

FG 3-5 4-12 6-10 3-6 4-7 3-9 1-8 9-12 5-9 4-8 5-8 1-1 7-11 6-12 6-10 5-9 9-15 4-16 5-7 5-12 2-10 6-8 5-8 6-15 7-11 6-9 9-13 6-11 9-14 6-11 8-19

3FG 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 0-0 1-2

0.7

ARENT GAME BY GAME IN 2012-13 FT 2-2 2-4 4-4 7-8 0-1 5-8 9-12 4-4 9-9 0-0 6-6 6-6 6-6 5-6 5-7 2-6 10-11 3-4 1-2 3-4 2-4 4-5 1-1 6-9 7-8 5-7 13-17 10-10 7-8 7-10 1-2

O-D-T 2-5-7 3-7-10 2-8-10 1-4-5 3-3-6 2-1-3 3-5-8 3-3-6 4-3-7 0-3-3 1-4-5 2-4-6 3-6-9 0-3-3 2-4-6 1-7-8 1-7-8 4-2-6 1-7-8 1-6-7 4-2-6 5-3-8 1-6-7 2-13-15 1-8-9 2-6-8 2-3-5 0-9-9 2-4-6 2-2-4 5-4-9

PF 0 3 4 3 4 2 5 1 0 4 0 1 2 2 2 4 1 4 3 1 1 4 1 4 4 2 2 4 2 2 3

A TO B 1 1 3 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 0 1 1 3 3 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 1 1

S 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0

TP 9 10 16 13 8 11 11 22 19 8 16 8 21 17 17 12 29 12 11 13 6 17 11 18 21 17 31 22 26 19 18

Date N11 N16 N22 N23 N25 N28 N30 D4 D15 D18 D29 D31 J5 J12 J16 J19 J21 J26 J30 F2 F4 F9 F11 F16 F20 F23 F27 M2 M6 M9 M14

Opponent MIN FG 3FG FT ULM 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 at UT Arlington vs. UTEP vs. Gonzaga (17) 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 vs. West Virginia at Oral Roberts Northwestern State at Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Stephen F. Austin Ohio Texas A&M-C.C. 10 0-0 0-0 2-2 at West Virginia Oklahoma State Texas Tech 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Kansas State (16) Texas at Kansas (3) at Baylor Kansas State (18) at Iowa State 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 Kansas (5) TCU 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Okla. State (17) at Texas Tech Baylor at Texas Iowa State West Virginia at TCU vs. Iowa State

O-D-T 1-1-2 DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-1-2 DNP DNP 0-1-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0-1 DNP 0-1-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

PF A TO B 0 0 0 0

S TP 0 2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

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OSBY’S CAREER HIGHS

ARENT’S CAREER HIGHS

Points.......................................................................................................31 vs. Texas (2/27/13) Field Goals........................................................................................11 vs. Texas A&M (3/3/12) Field Goal Attempts................................................................17 vs. Oklahoma State (1/9/12) 3-Point Field Goals..............................................................................................2 (five times) 3-Point Field Goal Attempts.......................................................................... 3 (seven times) Free Throws Made..................................................................................13 vs. Texas (2/27/13) Free Throw Attempts.............................................................................17 vs. Texas (2/27/13) Rebounds.......................................................................18 vs. South Carolina State (12/21/11) Assists...................................................................................................................4 (four times) Blocked Shots....................................................................................5 vs. Texas Tech (1/17/12) Steals.................................................................................................................. 3 (three times) Minutes Played..................................................................................................38 (five times)

Points...........................................................................................6 vs. Coppin State (11/18/11) Field Goals...................................................................................3 vs. Coppin State (11/18/11) Field Goal Attempts...................................................................5 vs. Coppin State (11/18/11) 3-Point Field Goals.......................................................................................................... None 3-Point Field Goal Attempts.......................................................................................... None Free Throws Made......................................................................................................2 (twice) Free Throw Attempts.................................................................................................2 (twice) Rebounds.....................................................................................................................9 (twice) Assists...........................................................................................1 vs. Coppin State (11/18/11) Blocked Shots.................................................................................................... 1 (three times) Steals......................................................................................2 vs. Sacramento State (12/2/11) Minutes Played............................................................................15 vs. Saint Louis (11/27/11)

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2011-12 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL 2010-11 2012-13

INDIVIDUAL CAREER STATS 1 SAM GROOMS Year

G-GS

6-1 • 203 • SENIOR • GUARD • GREENSBORO, N.C. MP-Avg.

FG-A Pct. 3G-A Pct.

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

55-83 .663 48-69 .696

S TP Avg.

2011-12 2012-13

31-31 978-31.5 72-206 .350 8-40 .200 30-7 618-20.6 50-105 .476 5-13 .385

17-75-92 7-45-52

3.0 58-0 185 65 1.7 35-0 97 36

2 28 207 6.7 0 8 153 5.1

Career

61-38 1596-26.2 122-311 .392 13-53 .245 103-152 .678 24-120-144

2.4 93-0 282 101

2 36 360

2 STEVEN PLEDGER Year

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Career

G-GS

30-3 32-26 30-30 31-31

MP-Avg.

6-4 • 219 • SENIOR • GUARD • CHESAPEAKE, VA. FG-A Pct.

3G-A Pct.

567-18.9 60-161 .373 44-130 961-30.0 112-285 .393 62-177 987-32.9 170-370 .459 72-173 890-28.7 126-305 .413 70-189

.338 .350 .416 .370

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

22-26 63-74 75-90 45-58

2012-13 Career

.846 .851 .833 .776

G-GS

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Career

FG-A Pct.

3G-A Pct.

2012-13 Career

2012-13 Career

G-GS

26-11 32-32 31-31 31-1

MP-Avg.

FG-A Pct. 3G-A Pct.

407-15.7 48-94 .511 985-30.8 154-317 .486 869-28.0 159-339 .469 492-15.9 72-163 .442

120-75 2753-22.9 433-913 .474

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2

G-GS

MP-Avg.

MP-Avg.

S TP Avg.

17 7 9 126 4.8 76 21 34 402 12.6 40 15 20 375 12.1 16 12 13 183 5.9

9.1

6-3 • 180 • FRESHMAN • GUARD • ARLINGTON, TEXAS

FG-A Pct.

3G-A Pct.

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

18-67-85 2.7 71-2 53 51 18-67-85 2.7 71-2 53 51

S TP Avg.

7 31 175 5.6 7 31 175 5.6

6-3 • 182 • FRESHMAN • GUARD • MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. 9-39 .231 12-16 .750 9-39 .231 12-16 .750

6-52-58 1.9 51-0 48 39 6-52-58 1.9 51-0 48 39

S TP Avg.

2 22 79 2.5 2 22 79 2.5

5-10 • 150 • SOPHOMORE • GUARD • DALLAS, TEXAS FG-A Pct.

3G-A Pct.

Career

15-0

21-1.4

1-4 .250

0-2 .000

MP-Avg.

FG-A Pct.

3G-A Pct.

1-2 .500 0-2 .000

0-0 .000 0-2 .000

S TP Avg.

1-2 .500 1-2 .500

1-0-1 0.1 0-0-0 0.0

3-0 0-0

0 0

0 1

0 0 0 0

3 0.3 1 0.2

2-4 .500

1-0-1

3-0

0

1

0

4

15 TYLER NEAL

0.1

0

0.3

6-7 • 229 • JUNIOR • FORWARD • OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.

Year

G-GS

Career

83-6 907-10.9

26-6 325-12.5 31-0 407-13.1 26-0 175-6.7

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

32-75 .427 11-39 .282 35-43 .814 38-97 .392 23-68 .338 24-30 .800 9-41 .220 6-22 .273 6-9 .667

MP-Avg.

S TP Avg.

13-48-61 18-59-77 7-30-37

2.3 46-1 13 17 2.5 39-1 18 34 1.4 16-0 4 7

3 4 110 4 14 123 0 4 30

4.2 4.0 1.2

79-213 .371 40-129 .310 65-82 .793 38-137-175

2.1 101-2 35 58

7 22 263

3.2

21 CAMERON CLARK G-GS

13 23 18 12

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

MP-Avg.

Year

40-0 116-6 92-2 59-1

3G-A Pct.

G-GS

12-1.2 9-1.8

2.0 5.0 5.0 3.5

FG-A Pct.

31-14 486-15.7 29-105 .276 31-14 486-15.7 29-105 .276

10-0 5-0

22-29-51 66-94-160 74-80-154 47-60-107

0-2 .000 220-311 .707 209-263-472 3.9 308-9 66 149 55 76 1086

31-28 701-22.6 50-134 .373 25-73 .342 50-67 .746 31-28 701-22.6 50-134 .373 25-73 .342 50-67 .746

G-GS

S TP Avg.

7 32 207 8.0 7 32 207 8.0

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

.000 30-47 .638 .000 94-127 .740 .000 57-78 .731 .000 39-59 .661

Year

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13

S TP Avg.

23 5 11 186 6.2 59 10 28 349 10.9 57 7 30 487 16.2 38 4 31 367 11.8

6-8 • 238 • SENIOR • FORWARD • BALTIMORE, MD.

13 JAMES FRASCHILLA 2011-12 2012-13

17 55 49 46

26-13 654-25.2 79-204 .387 19-77 .247 30-36 .833 47-62-109 4.2 47-1 49 42 26-13 654-25.2 79-204 .387 19-77 .247 30-36 .833 47-62-109 4.2 47-1 49 42

11 ISAIAH COUSINS Year

49-0 78-0 73-1 59-0

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

5 JE’LON HORNBEAK Year

1.5 2.1 3.9 3.3

6-3 • 199 • FRESHMAN • GUARD • FREEPORT, BAHAMAS MP-Avg.

4 ANDREW FITZGERALD Year

14-30-44 15-51-66 41-76-117 30-73-103

123-90 3405-27.7 468-1121 .417 248-669 .371 205-248 .827 100-230-330 2.7 259-1 167 177 26 100 1389 11.3

3 BUDDY HIELD Year

5.9

6-6 • 208 • JUNIOR • GUARD/FORWARD • SHERMAN, TEXAS FG-A Pct.

3G-A Pct.

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

S TP Avg.

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13

32-32 1074-33.6 120-253 .474 25-67 .373 31-47 .660 39-106-145 4.5 47-0 34 33 12 25 296 31-28 844-27.2 107-259 .413 5-18 .278 46-69 .667 34-111-145 4.7 56-0 37 51 12 25 265 31-0 536-17.3 78-151 .517 1-1 1.000 46-57 .807 33-68-101 3.3 52-0 14 32 4 18 203

9.3 8.5 6.5

Career

94-60 2454-26.1 305-663 .460 31-86 .360 123-173 .711 106-285-391 4.2 155-0 85 116 28 68 764

8.1

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2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

INDIVIDUAL CAREER STATS 22 AMATH M’BAYE Year

G-GS

MP-Avg.

6-9 • 208 • JUNIOR • FORWARD • BORDEAUX, FRANCE FG-A Pct.

3G-A Pct.

2009-10* 21-0 418-19.9 38-82 .463 2-18 .111 2010-11* 31-31 940-30.3 150-316 .475 8-49 .163 2012-13 31-31 776-25.0 121-261 .464 12-40 .300

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

S TP Avg.

40-73 .548 20-48-68 3.2 65-3 10 37 19 11 118 5.6 65-97 .670 51-125-176 5.7 89-3 22 76 29 22 373 12.0 60-80 .750 53-109-162 5.2 69-2 23 58 24 22 314 10.1

Career 83-62 2134-25.7 309-659 .469 22-107 .206 165-250 .660 124-282-406 4.9 223-8 55 171 72 55 805 * at Wyoming

24 ROMERO OSBY Year

G-GS

MP-Avg.

6-8 • 232 • SENIOR • FORWARD • MERIDIAN, MISS. FG-A Pct.

3G-A Pct.

FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

2008-09* 36-0 452-12.6 51-118 .432 8-28 .286 39-58 2009-10* 35-3 457-13.1 55-119 .462 16-39 .410 26-41 2011-12 31-31 936-30.2 147-300 .490 7-18 .389 98-137 2012-13 31-30 882-28.5 165-316 .522 7-14 .500 152-191

.672 28-66-94 2.6 .634 34-55-89 2.5 .715 80-147-227 7.3 .796 65-152-217 7.0

53-1 33-0 77-2 75-1

12 22 28 38

28 34 56 41

S TP Avg.

12 8 149 4.1 12 8 152 4.3 31 18 399 12.9 27 19 489 15.8

Career 133-64 2727-20.5 418-853 .490 38-99 .384 315-427 .738 207-420-627 4.7 238-4 100 159 82 53 1189 * at Mississippi State

32 CASEY ARENT G-GS

MP-Avg.

147-6.1 31-5.2

12-30 .400 1-2 .500

Career

30-0

178-5.9

13-32 .406

24-0 6-0

8.9

6-10 • 223 • SENIOR • CENTER • PENRYN, CALIF.

Year

2011-12 2012-13

9.7

FG-A Pct.

3G-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off-Def-Tot Avg. PF-D A TO B

S TP Avg.

0-0 .000 0-0 .000

4-4 1.000 2-2 1.000

19-23-42 1.8 30-0 3-4-7 1.2 3-0

1 15 0 0

3 6 28 1.2 0 0 4 0.7

0-0 .000

6-6 1.000

22-27-49

1 15

3

20

1.6 33-0

6 32

1.1


2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

GAME 2: OU 63, UT ARLINGTON 59

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs UT Arlington 11/16/12 7 p.m. at Arlington, Texas (College Park Center)

GAME 1: OU 85, ULM 51

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics ULM vs Oklahoma 11/11/12 2 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

Nov. 16, 2012 • Arlington, Texas • College Park Center

Nov. 11, 2012 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

Oklahoma 63 • 2-0

ULM 51 • 0-1 ## 01 23 03 05 10 04 14 15 24 35

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

James, Jayon Brown, Millaun Hansberry, Marcelis Mackey, Trent Olatayo, Amos McCray, R.J. Eke, Ife Koszuta, Kyle Birchett, Taylor Lindsey, Trey Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

7-23 0-8 8-12

f f g g g

30.4% 0.0% 66.7%

3-8 2-3 1-6 0-7 7-15 3-6 1-3 1-2 0-3 1-2

0-1 0-0 0-1 0-3 2-5 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-2 0-1

0-0 2-2 2-4 0-0 5-10 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

19-55

3-16

10-18

2nd half: 12-32 2nd half: 3-8 2nd half: 2-6

37.5% 37.5% 33.3%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 5 5 2 2 2 4 2 0 2 2 1 1 2 3 2 3 5 8 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 0 2 2 8 22 30 16

Game: 19-55 Game: 3-16 Game: 10-18

TP

A TO Blk Stl

6 6 4 0 21 7 2 3 0 2

4 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0

4 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0

51

9 14

0

9 200

34.5% 18.8% 55.6%

Min

##

29 32 23 24 31 25 8 8 4 16

22 24 02 05 11 01 03 04 15 21

22 24 02 05 11 01 03 04 13 15 21 32

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Fraschilla, James Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Arent, Casey Team Totals

f f g g g

41.7% 33.3% 100.0%

6-9 3-5 5-10 4-10 0-3 0-1 4-7 6-10 0-0 2-5 1-6 1-2

0-0 1-1 5-9 1-5 0-1 0-0 1-3 0-1 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0

0-1 2-2 0-0 1-2 2-3 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 4-4 0-0 0-0

32-68

9-23

12-16

2nd half: 17-32 2nd half: 5-11 2nd half: 8-12

53.1% 45.5% 66.7%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

2 7 9 2 2 5 7 0 1 0 1 4 1 4 5 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 3 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 2 3 5 3 1 1 2 0 2 2 4 16 33 49 12

Game: 32-68 Game: 9-23 Game: 12-16

TP

A TO Blk Stl

12 9 15 10 2 2 9 12 1 9 2 2

2 1 0 5 5 5 1 0 0 0 1 0

Min

##

22 16 18 28 20 14 22 15 2 18 17 8

33

4 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0

2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

85 20 12

7

7 200

47.1% 39.1% 75.0%

35 55 03 12 04 21 24 42

Score by periods ULM Oklahoma

Deadball Rebounds 2

1st

Total

2nd

22 38

Points ULM OU

51 85

29 47

In Paint 26 42

Off T/O 13 17

2nd Chance 6 16

Fast Break 10 11

05 21 33 44

22 24 02 05 11 01 03 04 15 21

LANG, Cedrick WASHBURN, Chris RAGLAND, Jalen WASHBURN, Julian STREETER, Jacques COOPER, C.J. BOHANNON, John HOWARD, Twymond MOORE, Malcolm Team Totals 9-24 2-7 6-8

f f g g g

37.5% 28.6% 75.0%

1-2 3-8 1-7 3-10 4-5 2-5 4-6 0-2 1-1

0-0 0-1 1-3 0-1 2-2 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 6-9 0-0 5-6 1-1 2-2 0-0 2-2 3-4

19-46

4-10

19-24

2nd half: 10-22 2nd half: 2-3 2nd half: 13-16

45.5% 66.7% 81.3%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 1 2 4 1 5 6 2 0 2 2 0 0 6 6 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 5 1 2 3 0 1 1 2 3 2 2 4 7 25 32 18

Game: 19-46 Game: 4-10 Game: 19-24

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 17-31 3FG % 1st Half: 3-6 FT % 1st Half: 1-4

63

2 0 3 4 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 9 18

Min

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

2 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 0

3

8 200

32.8% 27.8% 62.5%

24 22 31 25 15 15 19 19 13 17

Deadball Rebounds 6

f f c g g

34.4% 22.2% 66.7%

6-8 3-6 2-6 0-9 2-7 2-4 3-6 4-12 0-0

2-4 1-2 0-0 0-6 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-0

1-2 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-1 3-3 2-2 6-10 0-0

22-58

3-18

12-21

2nd half: 11-26 2nd half: 1-9 2nd half: 8-15

42.3% 11.1% 53.3%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 2 2 4 2 5 7 2 3 7 10 3 0 1 1 2 0 3 3 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 2 5 7 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 8 30 38 21

Game: 22-58 Game: 3-18 Game: 12-21

TP

A TO Blk Stl

15 7 4 0 4 7 8 14 0

0 0 1 1 6 2 0 0 0

Min

1 0 4 0 4 6 2 1 0

0 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0

59 10 18

8

5 200

37.9% 16.7% 57.1%

20 24 30 28 29 16 21 30 2

Deadball Rebounds 4

1st

Total

2nd

38 28

Points OU UTA

63 59

25 31

In Paint 18 26

Off T/O 21 11

2nd Chance 11 6

Fast Break 4 6

Bench 30 29

Score tied - 3 times. Lead changed - 2 times.

GAME 4: NO. 17/16 GONZAGA 72, OU 47

TP

A TO Blk

2 12 3 11 11 7 8 2 5

0 2 0 1 4 4 0 0 0

Stl

Min

##

15 28 22 37 30 25 31 6 6

22

1 2 1 4 3 2 3 0 1

0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

61 11 17

3

6 200

24 02 05 11 01 03 04 13 15

41.3% 40.0% 79.2%

21 32

Deadball Rebounds 2

f f g g g

54.8% 50.0% 25.0%

4-8 6-10 3-8 2-3 2-5 1-1 2-7 3-11 1-2 1-5

0-1 0-1 3-6 1-2 1-4 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-2 4-4 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-2 3-5 0-2 0-0

25-60

6-18

12-20

2nd half: 8-29 2nd half: 3-12 2nd half: 11-16

27.6% 25.0% 68.8%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

3 1 4 3 2 8 10 4 0 2 2 3 0 1 1 3 0 2 2 3 0 2 2 2 4 1 5 3 4 1 5 1 0 2 2 1 2 2 4 1 0 1 1 15 23 38 24

Game: 25-60 Game: 6-18 Game: 12-20

TP

A TO Blk

8 16 12 5 5 2 7 9 2 2

1 4 1 1 4 2 0 1 0 0

Stl

Min

19 30 25 21 17 16 28 22 9 13

3 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 1

1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

1 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 0

68 14 11

5

8 200

1st

26 38

Last FG - UTEP 2nd-03:31, OU 2nd-01:03. Largest lead - UTEP None, OU by 20 2nd-14:37.

2nd

35 30

Total

## 10 20 35 04 05 03 11 15 24

Deadball Rebounds 3

61 68

Points UTEP OU

In Paint 26 16

Off T/O 12 22

2nd Chance 8 11

Fast Break 2 11

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Fraschilla, James Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Arent, Casey Team Totals 7-27 2-9 6-10

f f g g g

2-8 3-6 3-8 0-3 3-6 0-0 2-8 2-5 0-0 0-1 1-5 0-0 16-50

25.9% 22.2% 60.0%

2nd half: 2nd half: 2nd half:

0-1 0-0 1-5 0-2 3-5 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

1-1 7-8 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0

5-16

10-15

9-23 3-7 4-5

39.1% 42.9% 80.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 5 5 3 1 4 5 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 19 24 18

Game: 16-50 Game: 5-16 Game: 10-15

TP

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

5 13 7 0 10 0 5 4 0 0 3 0

0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

1 1 0 1 4 1 3 1 1 0 1 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0

1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

24 28 24 19 26 14 19 23 2 5 14 2

47

6 14

5

7 200

32.0% 31.3% 66.7%

Deadball Rebounds 0

Gonzaga 72 • 5-0

13

41.7% 33.3% 60.0%

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

30 43

Officials: Mic Eades, Karl Hess, Brian O'Connell Technical fouls: UTEP-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 2076 Game 3 of 2012 Old Spice Classic Score by periods UTEP Oklahoma

Game: 19-58 Game: 5-18 Game: 20-32

2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2

Nov. 23, 2012 • Orlando, Fla. • HP Field House • Old Spice Classic

Oklahoma 68 • 3-0 ##

20-32

22.7% 14.3% 60.9%

A TO Blk Stl

7 10 9 7 0 0 17 4 0 9

Oklahoma 47 • 3-1 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

5-18

TP

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs Gonzaga 11/23/12 7:30 p.m. ET at HP Field House (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)

UTEP 61 • 1-2

11

19-58

2nd half: 5-22 2nd half: 1-7 2nd half: 14-23

4 5 9 1 3 7 10 3 0 3 3 3 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 3 3 1 4 2 0 2 2 2 0 3 3 1 1 5 6 1 3 4 7 15 33 48 22

Score tied - 2 times. Lead changed - 7 times.

Nov. 22, 2012 • Orlando, Fla. • HP Field House • Old Spice Classic

04

5-7 2-4 1-2 4-8 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-1 0-0 5-6

Last FG - OU 2nd-02:24, UTA 2nd-00:17. Largest lead - OU by 17 2nd-15:15, UTA by 9 1st-15:07.

Bench 14 37

GAME 3: OU 68, UTEP 61

02

0-1 0-1 2-7 1-3 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-2 0-0

Officials: Tom Eades, Jeff Malham, Toby Martinez Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. UT Arlington-None. Attendance: 6421

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics UTEP vs Oklahoma 11/22/12 7 p.m. ET at HP Field House (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)

32

1-7 4-12 3-9 1-3 0-2 0-2 6-10 2-6 0-2 2-5

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Gruszecki, Karol Edwards, Brandon Reves, Jordan Outler, Jamel White-Miller, Shaq Charles, Drew Gainey, Greg Butler, Kevin Rodgers, Deon Team Totals

Score by periods Oklahoma UT Arlington

Last FG - ULM 2nd-00:14, OU 2nd-03:58. Largest lead - ULM by 2 1st-19:26, OU by 36 2nd-02:01.

31

38.9% 36.4% 66.7%

Player

FG % 1st Half: 11-32 3FG % 1st Half: 2-9 FT % 1st Half: 4-6

Officials: James Breeding, Mark Schnur, Jon Stigliano Technical fouls: ULM-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 8734 Estimated Attendance: 3456

##

f f g g g

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

UT Arlington 59 • 1-1 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 15-36 3FG % 1st Half: 4-12 FT % 1st Half: 4-4

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 14-36 3FG % 1st Half: 4-11 FT % 1st Half: 6-9

Deadball Rebounds 3

Oklahoma 85 • 1-0 ##

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

EDI, Guy Landy HARRIS, Elias DOWER, Sam PANGOS, Kevin BELL JR., Gary DRANGINIS, Kyle STOCKTON, David OLYNYK, Kelly BAKAMUS, Rem KARNOWSKI, Przemek HART, Mike BARHAM, Drew Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 12-25 3FG % 1st Half: 2-10 FT % 1st Half: 6-12

Bench 22 22

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

f f c g g

48.0% 20.0% 50.0%

2-3 7-10 2-2 2-11 3-7 1-4 2-7 4-6 1-1 3-6 0-0 0-2

0-0 1-2 0-0 1-6 2-4 1-4 0-3 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1

3-4 3-4 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-5 0-0 0-0

27-59

6-22

12-19

2nd half: 15-34 2nd half: 4-12 2nd half: 6-7

44.1% 33.3% 85.7%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 3 4 2 2 2 4 2 0 6 6 2 2 3 5 2 0 1 1 2 2 2 4 3 0 6 6 0 1 7 8 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 6 17 34 51 18

Game: 27-59 Game: 6-22 Game: 12-19

TP

A TO Blk

7 18 4 8 8 3 5 8 3 8 0 0

1 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0

Stl

Min

2 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0

19 23 23 32 21 16 24 17 1 14 8 2

72 10 11

0

9 200

45.8% 27.3% 63.2%

Deadball Rebounds 3

Officials: Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. Gonzaga-None. Attendance: 2205 Game 8 of 2012 Old Spice Classic

Score tied - 0 times. Lead changed - 0 times.

Score by periods Oklahoma Gonzaga

1st

22 32

Last FG - OU 2nd-01:56, GON 2nd-00:23. Largest lead - OU None, GON by 25 2nd-09:16.

21

2nd

25 40

Total

47 72

Points OU GON

In Paint 16 26

Off T/O 11 12

2nd Chance 4 17

Fast Break 0 4

Score tied - 0 times. Lead changed - 0 times.

Bench 12 27


2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

GAME 6: OU 63, ORAL ROBERTS 62

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs Oral Roberts 11/28/12 7 p.m. CT at Tulsa, Okla. (Mabee Center)

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics West Virginia vs Oklahoma 11/25/12 4:30 p.m. ET at HP Field House (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)

GAME 5: OU 77, WEST VIRGINIA 70

Nov. 28, 2012 • Tulsa, Okla. • Mabee Center

Nov. 25, 2012 • Orlando, Fla. • HP Field House • Old Spice Classic

Oklahoma 63 • 5-1

West Virginia 70 • 1-3 ## 13 24 03 04 15 01 10 14 21 34 55

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Kilicli, Deniz Murray, Aaric Staten, Juwan Hinds, Jabarie Henderson, Terry Rutledge, Dominique Harris, Eron Browne, Gary Humphrey, Matt Noreen, Kevin Miles, Keaton Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 10-29 3FG % 1st Half: 3-6 FT % 1st Half: 14-18

f c g g g

34.5% 50.0% 77.8%

6-12 3-7 5-8 3-10 1-6 0-1 0-2 1-6 0-2 0-1 2-3

0-0 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-4 0-2 0-0 1-1

1-4 2-4 5-6 1-2 0-0 2-3 0-0 10-11 0-0 0-0 3-4

21-58

4-14

24-34

2nd half: 11-29 2nd half: 1-8 2nd half: 10-16

37.9% 12.5% 62.5%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

2 2 4 4 6 3 9 4 0 2 2 1 2 1 3 0 2 3 5 0 1 3 4 4 1 0 1 1 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 4 3 1 1 2 18 20 38 21

Game: 21-58 Game: 4-14 Game: 24-34

TP

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

##

13 8 15 9 2 2 0 13 0 0 8

0 0 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3

23 22 36 30 15 14 3 24 3 7 23

22

70

8

8

0

6 200

36.2% 28.6% 70.6%

24 02 05 11 01 03 04 15 21

Deadball Rebounds 5

## 22 24 02 05 11 01 03 04 15 21

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 17-34 3FG % 1st Half: 3-9 FT % 1st Half: 5-7

f f g g g

50.0% 33.3% 71.4%

5-6 4-7 1-8 5-9 0-2 1-3 3-9 4-6 1-3 3-4

0-0 0-0 1-7 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-0 1-2 0-0

9-13 0-1 5-5 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 0-0

27-57

4-15

19-25

2nd half: 10-23 2nd half: 1-6 2nd half: 14-18

43.5% 16.7% 77.8%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

3 3 6 3 3 3 6 4 3 3 6 4 2 3 5 2 0 2 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 0 2 1 3 4 1 5 6 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 15 24 39 27

Game: 27-57 Game: 4-15 Game: 19-25

A TO Blk

19 8 8 14 0 2 8 9 3 6

0 0 3 1 2 4 1 0 0 2

Stl

Min

11

32 17 19 22 16 24 21 23 8 18

22

1 0 4 1 0 0 3 1 0 0

1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

77 13 10

4

4 200

47.4% 26.7% 76.0%

32 13 23 12 31 35

1st

2nd

37 42

33 35

Total

Points WVU OU

70 77

Off T/O 7 14

2nd Chance 16 15

40 03 44 12 22 32 33 34

FG % 1st Half: 12-31 3FG % 1st Half: 4-10 FT % 1st Half: 4-5

22 24

f f f g g

38.7% 40.0% 80.0%

2-5 1-2 1-2 2-8 2-7 4-10 3-7 1-5 4-8 2-4

0-2 0-0 0-0 0-2 1-4 3-5 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-1

0-0 0-0 1-2 6-8 3-3 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 1-1

22-58

6-18

15-18

2nd half: 10-27 2nd half: 2-8 2nd half: 11-13

37.0% 25.0% 84.6%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 2 2 3 1 4 5 4 2 3 5 2 1 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 3 5 2 0 4 4 4 1 1 2 3 2 6 8 11 27 38 22

Game: 22-58 Game: 6-18 Game: 15-18

02 05 11 01 03 04 15 21

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 10-28 3FG % 1st Half: 3-8 FT % 1st Half: 6-9

Min

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0

1

7 200

39.7% 20.0% 68.8%

28 26 24 16 25 15 24 19 8 15

Deadball Rebounds 2

GLOVER, Shawn ROUNDTREE, Steven BELL-HOLTER, Damen NILES, Warren BILLBURY, Korey JACKSON, D.J. KAUFMAN, Jorden MANGHUM, Mikey Team Totals

f f c g g

51.9% 50.0% 80.0%

8-15 6-12 3-6 8-17 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-1

1-1 0-0 0-1 2-9 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1

0-0 2-4 2-2 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

26-55

3-13

7-9

2nd half: 12-28 2nd half: 0-7 2nd half: 3-4

42.9% 0.0% 75.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 2 3 2 5 3 8 5 1 6 7 4 2 3 5 3 0 3 3 2 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 10 23 33 19

Game: 26-55 Game: 3-13 Game: 7-9

TP

A TO Blk Stl

17 14 8 21 2 0 0 0

1 4 1 0 1 5 0 1

1 1 4 3 5 0 0 0 1 62 13 15

Min

0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

3

4 200

47.3% 23.1% 77.8%

38 31 33 39 15 24 6 14

Deadball Rebounds 2

1st

Total

2nd

31 35

In Paint 32 32

Points OU ORU

63 62

32 27

Off T/O 16 14

2nd Chance 17 10

Fast Break 4 0

Bench 26 0

Score tied - 4 times. Lead changed - 6 times.

GAME 8: ARKANSAS 81, OU 78

TP

A TO Blk Stl

4 2 3 10 8 13 7 4 9 5

0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0

65

1 0 1 1 3 1 1 5 2 1 1 6 17

Min

##

22 18 17 26 21 23 18 20 20 15

04

1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0

4

5 200

37.9% 33.3% 83.3%

22 02 05 11 01 03 15 21 24

f f g g g

35.7% 37.5% 66.7%

2-6 1-8 3-6 2-5 4-7 1-2 2-6 3-7 1-4 3-5

0-1 0-0 1-2 1-2 1-3 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0

4-5 9-12 2-3 2-3 0-0 1-3 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0

22-56

5-12

20-28

2nd half: 12-28 2nd half: 2-4 2nd half: 14-19

42.9% 50.0% 73.7%

1st

32 29

2nd

33 40

Last FG - NWLA 2nd-00:28, OU 2nd-00:54. Largest lead - NWLA by 6 2nd-05:35, OU by 7 1st-07:02.

Total

65 69

2 6 8 1 3 5 8 5 1 2 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 3 1 2 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 12 26 38 14

Points NWLA OU

Fitzgerald, Andrew M'Baye, Amath Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Hield, Buddy Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Osby, Romero Team Totals

f f g g g

48.4% 12.5% 87.5%

2-4 6-10 4-9 2-5 1-3 2-3 2-3 0-3 3-4 9-12

0-0 0-1 4-7 0-2 0-1 0-0 2-2 0-2 0-0 0-0

0-2 2-2 0-1 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 4-4

31-56

6-15

10-14

2nd half: 16-25 2nd half: 5-7 2nd half: 3-6

64.0% 71.4% 50.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 0 1 2 1 5 6 1 1 2 3 2 0 2 2 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 3 0 3 3 3 3 6 1 0 1 1 10 21 31 14

Game: 31-56 Game: 6-15 Game: 10-14

TP

A TO Blk

4 14 12 5 2 5 6 0 8 22

0 2 3 1 1 2 1 0 2 2

Stl

Min

1 3 0 4 1 1 3 0 1 3

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

14 25 32 20 14 25 9 15 20 26

78 14 17

2

7 200

55.4% 40.0% 71.4%

Deadball Rebounds 2

Arkansas 81 • 4-3

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Game: 22-56 Game: 5-12 Game: 20-28

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 15-31 3FG % 1st Half: 1-8 FT % 1st Half: 7-8

Deadball Rebounds 2

TP

A TO Blk Stl

8 11 9 7 9 3 5 8 3 6

0 1 2 0 4 4 0 1 0 0

4 0 1 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 1 69 12 13

Min

##

25 25 29 24 25 14 15 19 11 13

21

2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1

3

8 200

39.3% 41.7% 71.4%

33 01 11 23 00 03 04 05 20 22 24

Deadball Rebounds 3

In Paint 28 20

Off T/O 9 19

2nd Chance 9 7

Fast Break 4 10

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

MICKELSON, Hunter POWELL, Marshawn WADE, Mardracus YOUNG, BJ WAGNER, DeQuavious MADDEN, Rashad SCOTT, Rickey CLARKE, Coty BELL, Anthlon HAYDAR, Kikko WILLIAMS, Jacorey QUALLS, Michael Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 16-29 3FG % 1st Half: 5-12 FT % 1st Half: 4-5

Officials: John Higgins, Terry Moore, Randy Heimerman Technical fouls: Northwestern State-None. Oklahoma-Osby, Romero. Attendance: 8915 Estimated Attendance: 3420 Score by periods Northwestern State Oklahoma

63

3 1 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 9 12

Oklahoma 78 • 6-2 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Game: 25-63 Game: 2-10 Game: 11-16

1 0 2 0 3 1 1 1 0 0

Dec. 4, 2012 • Fayetteville, Ark. • Bud Walton Arena

Oklahoma 69 • 6-1 ##

11-16

35.3% 33.3% 66.7%

A TO Blk Stl

12 11 9 5 0 4 11 5 0 6

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs Arkansas 12/04/12 6 p.m. CT at Fayetteville, Ark. (Bud Walton Arena)

Northwestern State 65 • 3-3

35

2-10

TP

Score tied - 1 time. Lead changed - 1 time.

Nov. 30, 2012 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

Robinson, Patrick Evans, O.J. Frazier, Marvin Davis, Shamir Stewart, Gary West, Jalan White, Brison Hicks, DeQuan Hulbin, James Roberson, Gary Team Totals

25-63

2nd half: 12-34 2nd half: 2-6 2nd half: 6-9

4 5 9 2 2 1 3 2 0 1 1 2 0 3 3 3 1 3 4 2 0 3 3 0 5 1 6 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 1 4 18 19 37 14

Bench 23 28

GAME 7: OU 69, NORTHWESTERN STATE 65

10

0-1 5-8 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 2-2

Last FG - OU 2nd-01:16, ORU 2nd-00:19. Largest lead - OU by 3 2nd-01:16, ORU by 10 2nd-09:08.

Fast Break 0 2

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Northwestern State vs Oklahoma 11/30/12 7 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

Player

0-2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-2 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0

Officials: Doug Sirmons, Don Daily, Brent Meaux Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. Oral Roberts-None. Attendance: 7219

Deadball Rebounds 1

In Paint 20 32

6-13 3-9 4-7 2-3 0-4 2-3 4-9 2-10 0-0 2-5

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Score by periods Oklahoma Oral Roberts

Last FG - WVU 2nd-00:18, OU 2nd-04:22. Largest lead - WVU by 5 1st-18:47, OU by 12 1st-06:03.

##

44.8% 0.0% 71.4%

FG % 1st Half: 14-27 3FG % 1st Half: 3-6 FT % 1st Half: 4-5

Officials: Mike Eades, Bryan O'Connelly, Terry Wymer Technical fouls: West Virginia-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 4121 Game 11 of 2012 Old Spice Classic Oklahoma finishes in third place Score by periods West Virginia Oklahoma

f f g g g

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Oral Roberts 62 • 3-4 ##

TP

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 13-29 3FG % 1st Half: 0-4 FT % 1st Half: 5-7

Oklahoma 77 • 4-1 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

f f g g g

55.2% 41.7% 80.0%

3-4 11-17 3-7 4-12 0-0 4-7 0-0 3-3 1-5 1-1 0-0 0-1

0-0 4-6 2-5 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 1-1 1-4 1-1 0-0 0-1

0-0 7-8 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

30-57

9-22

12-16

2nd half: 14-28 2nd half: 4-10 2nd half: 8-11

50.0% 40.0% 72.7%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 5 5 2 3 3 6 1 0 2 2 2 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 9 17 26 16

Game: 30-57 Game: 9-22 Game: 12-16

TP

A TO Blk

6 33 10 10 0 8 0 8 3 3 0 0

0 5 0 8 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1

Stl

Min

1 2 1 1 1 3 0 2 1 0 1 0

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1

19 32 30 35 6 32 6 18 8 4 1 9

81 21 13

3

6 200

52.6% 40.9% 75.0%

Deadball Rebounds 1

Officials: Antinio Petty, Jamie Luckie, Mark Whitehead Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. Arkansas-None. Attendance: 12548 Estimated Actual Attendance: 9,501

Bench 38 25

Score by periods Oklahoma Arkansas

Score tied - 14 times. Lead changed - 10 times.

1st

38 41

2nd

40 40

Last FG - OU 2nd-00:22, AR 2nd-00:15. Largest lead - OU by 4 1st-18:37, AR by 11 2nd-16:52.

22

Total

78 81

Points OU AR

In Paint 42 36

Off T/O 15 19

2nd Chance 16 14

Fast Break 4 11

Score tied - 1 time. Lead changed - 3 times.

Bench 41 22


2011-12 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL 2010-11 2012-13

GAME 10: STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 56, OU 55

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Stephen F. Austin vs Oklahoma 12/18/12 7 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Texas A&M vs Oklahoma 12/15/12 1 p.m. CT at Oklahoma City, Okla. (Chesapeake Arena)

GAME 9: OU 64, TEXAS A&M 54

Dec. 18, 2012 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

Dec. 15, 2012 • Oklahoma City, Okla. • Chesapeake Energy Arena

Stephen F. Austin 56 • 8-1

Texas A&M 54 • 7-2 ## 32 35 11 21 31 00 04 12 13 42

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Kourtney Roberson Ray Turner J'Mychal Reese Alex Caruso Elston Turner Andrew Young Keith Davis Fabyon Harris Jordan Green Jarod Jahns Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 10-24 3FG % 1st Half: 3-5 FT % 1st Half: 4-6

f f g g g

41.7% 60.0% 66.7%

2-3 5-10 4-7 0-3 6-13 2-5 0-0 1-7 0-2 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 4-6 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0

0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-2 2-2 0-0 4-4 0-0 0-0

20-50

5-11

9-12

2nd half: 10-26 2nd half: 2-6 2nd half: 5-6

38.5% 33.3% 83.3%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 4 5 1 2 3 5 3 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 3 1 5 6 1 5 5 10 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 12 23 35 15

Game: 20-50 Game: 5-11 Game: 9-12

TP

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

##

4 12 8 0 17 6 0 7 0 0

1 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 0

1 2 4 4 5 1 0 1 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

19 30 26 19 34 19 9 30 11 3

32

54

9 19

1

7 200

40.0% 45.5% 75.0%

34 04 05 25 00 03 10 23 43

22 24 02 05 11 01 03 04 15 21

f f g g g

44.4% 20.0% 100.0%

7-15 2-4 5-9 4-18 2-7 3-6 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 1-2 0-1 1-5 1-4 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-1 0-0 3-3 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

24-61

3-14

5-6

2nd half: 12-34 2nd half: 2-9 2nd half: 4-5

35.3% 22.2% 80.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

2 5 7 3 2 4 6 3 1 4 5 4 2 2 4 2 1 2 3 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 8 17 20 37 14

Game: 24-61 Game: 3-14 Game: 5-6

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals 8-23 3-13 9-10

f f g g g

34.8% 23.1% 90.0%

0-3 5-9 2-4 0-6 0-4 1-2 4-9 1-5 0-0 8-12

0-0 0-0 2-3 0-4 0-3 0-0 2-5 0-1 0-0 0-0

0-0 9-9 4-4 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2

21-54

4-16

18-19

2nd half: 13-31 2nd half: 1-3 2nd half: 9-9

41.9% 33.3% 100.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 0 0 0 4 3 7 0 1 1 2 3 0 4 4 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 4 2 2 4 11 20 31 11

Game: 21-54 Game: 4-16 Game: 18-19

TP

A TO Blk

0 19 10 2 0 2 12 2 0 17

0 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 0 0

0 0 1 4 0 3 2 0 0 1

64 11 11

Stl

Min

##

1 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 1

14 25 24 32 16 14 31 15 3 26

22

1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

24 02 05 11 03 04 15 21

4 10 200

38.9% 25.0% 94.7%

Score by periods Texas A&M Oklahoma

1st

2nd

27 28

27 36

Total

Points TAMU OU

54 64

Deadball Rebounds 0

In Paint 26 22

Last FG - TAMU 2nd-03:08, OU 2nd-04:00. Largest lead - TAMU by 6 1st-11:34, OU by 14 2nd-04:35.

Off T/O 9 20

2nd Chance 14 14

Fast Break 4 11

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 12-29 3FG % 1st Half: 1-6 FT % 1st Half: 5-7

f f g g g

41.4% 16.7% 71.4%

1-2 4-8 6-14 4-9 0-4 3-11 3-5 0-1 1-4

0-0 0-0 0-6 3-5 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0

1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-2 3-4 0-0 0-0 2-2

Score by periods Stephen F. Austin Oklahoma

Bench 13 33

22-58

3-14

8-11

2nd half: 10-29 2nd half: 2-8 2nd half: 3-4

34.5% 25.0% 75.0%

Game: 22-58 Game: 3-14 Game: 8-11

1st

Total

2nd

26 30

Points SFA OU

56 55

30 25

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 42 • 1-10

01 13 21 22 23

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

KEELY, Reggie OFFUTT, Walter COOPER, D.J. KELLOGG, Nick JOHNSON, Ricardo GREEN, Kadeem HALL, T.J. SMITH, Jon TAYLOR, Stevie BALTIC, Ivo Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 11-24 3FG % 1st Half: 5-14 FT % 1st Half: 2-4

22 24 02 03 05 01 04 11 15 21

f g g g g

45.8% 35.7% 50.0%

6-8 4-10 6-13 0-6 1-4 1-1 0-1 2-2 3-5 2-3

0-0 3-8 2-7 0-6 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 2-3 1-1

1-1 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-4

25-53

8-26

5-7

2nd half: 14-29 2nd half: 3-12 2nd half: 3-3

48.3% 25.0% 100.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 7 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 3 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 4 1 5 6 5 25 30 19

Game: 25-53 Game: 8-26 Game: 5-7

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Hornbeak, Je'lon Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals

TP

A TO Blk Stl

13 11 14 0 2 2 0 4 8 9

1 1 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 2

Min

##

27 37 31 24 25 2 2 16 9 27

05

0 3 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 6

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

63 16 18

1

5 200

47.2% 30.8% 71.4%

31 00 01 10 02 11 15 23 32

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Nelson, Will Williamson, Joy Pye, Brandon Ali, Hameed Jordan, Johnathan Martinez, Cole Currie, Jelani Francis, Dale Maxey, Nate King, James Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

Deadball Rebounds 2

f f g g g

30.3% 0.0% 75.0%

6-8 5-8 7-16 2-7 1-2 1-2 1-4 0-3 0-0 4-7

0-0 0-0 2-8 1-2 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

4-5 6-6 2-3 0-0 3-4 0-1 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0

27-57

3-12

17-23

2nd half: 17-24 2nd half: 3-4 2nd half: 8-11

70.8% 75.0% 72.7%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 5 6 2 1 4 5 0 3 3 6 1 0 3 3 0 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 3 2 1 3 10 23 33 13

Game: 27-57 Game: 3-12 Game: 17-23

TP

A TO Blk Stl

16 16 18 5 5 2 4 0 0 8

0 0 1 7 2 2 0 1 0 1

2 1 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1

74 14 11

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 1 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 1

Min

##

22 30 34 34 20 20 10 11 1 18

22 24 02 03 05 01 04 11 13 15 21

1 12 200

47.4% 25.0% 73.9%

32

Deadball Rebounds 1

8-23 2-7 3-6

f f g g g

2-12 5-13 2-5 3-9 3-11 0-1 0-1 0-1 2-5 0-0 17-58

34.8% 28.6% 50.0%

2nd half: 2nd half: 2nd half:

1-3 1-5 1-2 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-1 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2

3-14

5-8

9-35 1-7 2-2

25.7% 14.3% 100.0%

A TO Blk Stl

3 8 12 12 1 9 6 0 4

0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0

3 2 1 2 2 0 1 0 2

1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0

55

6 13

3

5 200

37.9% 21.4% 72.7%

Min

22 18 32 33 16 29 22 10 18

Deadball Rebounds 2

In Paint 34 12

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

2 2 4 4 2 3 5 4 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 4 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 12 23 35 16

Game: 17-58 Game: 3-14 Game: 5-8

1st

29 29

2nd

34 45

Last FG - OHIO 2nd-00:02, OU 2nd-02:59. Largest lead - OHIO by 5 1st-17:10, OU by 17 2nd-02:59.

Total

63 74

Points OHIO OU

In Paint 28 30

Off T/O 10 22

2nd Chance 2 10

Fast Break 14 14

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Hornbeak, Je'lon Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Fraschilla, James Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Arent, Casey Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 13-32 3FG % 1st Half: 6-13 FT % 1st Half: 8-8

Officials: Doug Sirmons, Andrew Walton, Bret Smith Technical fouls: Ohio-JOHNSON, Ricardo. Oklahoma-M'Baye, Amath. Attendance: 10036 Estimated Attendance: 4699 Score by periods Ohio Oklahoma

TP

Off T/O 12 10

2nd Chance 16 15

Fast Break 2 2

Bench 10 19

TP

A TO Blk

5 14 5 6 6 0 0 0 4 2

1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

42

6 4 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 18

Stl

Min

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

26 30 25 29 34 2 3 28 21 2

2

5 200

29.3% 21.4% 62.5%

Deadball Rebounds 1

Oklahoma 72 • 9-3 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 10-33 3FG % 1st Half: 0-8 FT % 1st Half: 9-12

4 10 200

Dec. 31, 2012 • Norman, Okla. • McCasland Field House

Oklahoma 74 • 8-3 ##

36 35 34 37 23 19 6 6 2 2

Score tied - 8 times. Lead changed - 5 times.

Ohio 63 • 8-5

20

Min

GAME 12: OU 72, TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 42

Dec. 29, 2012 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

15

3 1 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0

Deadball Rebounds 0

4 0 4 1 0 3 3 4 2 3 5 1 0 3 3 4 1 0 1 1 6 5 11 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 2 3 3 6 17 21 38 16

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs Oklahoma 12/31/12 2 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (McCasland Field House)

05

4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

39.3% 21.4% 83.3%

Last FG - SFA 2nd-02:58, OU 2nd-02:28. Largest lead - SFA by 11 2nd-12:52, OU by 5 1st-00:54.

Score tied - 5 times. Lead changed - 3 times.

GAME 11: OU 74, OHIO 63

03

1 1 9 3 1 0 0 1 1 0

1 0 0 4 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 56 17 13

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Ohio vs Oklahoma 12/29/12 7 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

30

A TO Blk Stl

14 5 13 9 5 8 2 0 0 0

Officials: Kipp Kissinger, Bryan Kersey, Ray Natili Technical fouls: Stephen F. Austin-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 8572 Estimated Attendance: 3020

Officials: Mark Whitehead, Doug Sirmons, John Hampton Technical fouls: Texas A&M-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 4254 All-College Classic

##

TP

Oklahoma 55 • 7-3 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

Smith, Taylor Parker, Jacob Bateman, Hal Bostic, Antonio Haymon, Desmond Walkup, Thomas Walker, Deshaunt Pinkney, Trey Gajic, Nikola Asortse, Ice Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 12-27 3FG % 1st Half: 1-5 FT % 1st Half: 1-1

Deadball Rebounds 1

Oklahoma 64 • 7-2 ##

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

f f g g g

40.6% 46.2% 100.0%

7-11 1-1 6-15 3-10 1-1 0-0 4-4 1-8 0-2 0-5 1-2 0-0

0-0 0-0 5-10 1-6 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-2 0-3 1-1 0-0

0-0 6-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-4 2-2

24-59

9-26

15-16

2nd half: 11-27 2nd half: 3-13 2nd half: 7-8

40.7% 23.1% 87.5%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

2 4 6 2 2 4 6 1 0 2 2 3 2 3 5 1 0 3 3 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 4 4 1 1 1 2 1 4 3 7 13 31 44 14

Game: 24-59 Game: 9-26 Game: 15-16

TP

A TO Blk

14 8 17 7 3 2 9 3 0 0 7 2

1 1 1 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

Stl

Min

0 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0

1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

21 19 20 22 23 17 12 19 4 14 19 10

72 14 13

4

7 200

40.7% 34.6% 93.8%

Deadball Rebounds 0

Officials: Rick Hartzell, Terry Davis, Roland Simmons Technical fouls: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 2751 Estimated Attendance: 2501

Bench 23 14

Score by periods Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Oklahoma

Score tied - 4 times. Lead changed - 7 times.

1st

21 40

Last FG - AMCC 2nd-01:40, OU 2nd-04:16. Largest lead - AMCC None, OU by 32 2nd-02:01.

23

2nd

21 32

Total

42 72

Points AMCC OU

In Paint 16 24

Off T/O 3 11

2nd Chance 5 19

Fast Break 4 11

Score tied - 0 times. Lead changed - 0 times.

Bench 6 23


2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

GAME 14: OU 77, OKLAHOMA STATE 68

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma State vs Oklahoma 01/12/13 2 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs West Virginia 1/5/13 4 p.m. ET at Morgantown, W.Va. (WVU Coliseum)

GAME 13: OU 67, WEST VIRGINIA 57

Jan. 12, 2013 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

Jan. 5, 2013 • Morgantown, W.Va. • WVU Coliseum

Oklahoma State 68 • 11-4, 1-2

Oklahoma 67 • 10-3/1-0 ## 22 24 02 03 05 01 04 11 15 21

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Hornbeak, Je'lon Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 13-30 3FG % 1st Half: 2-6 FT % 1st Half: 1-2

f f g g g

43.3% 33.3% 50.0%

3-8 7-11 5-12 4-12 1-2 1-2 0-0 3-5 0-2 3-7

0-0 1-1 2-8 0-1 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-0

1-2 6-6 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1

27-61

4-15

9-11

2nd half: 14-31 2nd half: 2-9 2nd half: 8-9

45.2% 22.2% 88.9%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 3 4 1 3 6 9 2 2 2 4 1 4 3 7 0 0 2 2 2 0 4 4 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 0 2 1 3 13 27 40 14

Game: 27-61 Game: 4-15 Game: 9-11

TP

A TO Blk

7 21 12 8 4 2 0 6 0 7

2 0 0 5 1 2 0 1 1 0

Stl

Min

##

27 36 28 30 25 14 4 17 6 13

02

1 2 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 1

0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0

67 12 10

2

7 200

44.3% 26.7% 81.8%

21 44 22 33 01 10 20

Deadball Rebounds 1

## 13 24 03 04 15 01 10 14 34 55

Player

Kilicli, Deniz Murray, Aaric Staten, Juwan Hinds, Jabarie Henderson, Terry Rutledge, Dominique Harris, Eron Browne, Gary Noreen, Kevin Miles, Keaton Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 11-31 3FG % 1st Half: 9-19 FT % 1st Half: 4-6

f c g g g

1-4 2-7 4-9 3-7 7-14 0-2 1-8 0-8 0-0 0-1

0-0 2-4 0-0 2-4 6-11 0-0 1-6 0-4 0-0 0-1

18-60

35.5% 47.4% 66.7%

2nd half: 2nd half: 2nd half:

11-30 7-29 2-11 6-7

1-2 2-2 2-2 3-3 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 10-13

24.1% 18.2% 85.7%

22

3 3 6 1 2 2 4 4 1 4 5 0 0 3 3 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 5 17 22 39 10

Game: 18-60 Game: 11-30 Game: 10-13

TP

A TO Blk

3 8 10 11 21 0 4 0 0 0

0 1 7 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

1 1 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0

57 12 14

Stl

Min

24

0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

19 24 36 27 30 12 15 11 25 1

02

1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

03 05 01 04 11 15 21

Deadball Rebounds 1

1st

2nd

29 35

38 22

Total

Points OU WVU

67 57

In Paint 30 10

Last FG - OU 2nd-00:42, WVU 2nd-05:44. Largest lead - OU by 10 2nd-00:42, WVU by 12 2nd-17:58.

Off T/O 17 11

2nd Chance 15 8

Fast Break 2 0

32 02 05 23 04 10 12 20 30 35

FG % 1st Half: 11-27 3FG % 1st Half: 2-9 FT % 1st Half: 5-8

22

f f g g g

40.7% 22.2% 62.5%

8-10 2-4 3-9 3-10 2-5 0-0 0-2 1-1 1-4 5-14 0-0

0-0 0-0 2-6 0-5 2-4 0-0 0-2 0-0 1-1 0-4 0-0

4-7 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 1-1 0-0

25-59

5-22

8-13

2nd half: 14-32 2nd half: 3-13 2nd half: 3-5

43.8% 23.1% 60.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

4 5 9 2 2 1 3 4 0 0 0 3 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 6 10 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 14 18 32 23

Game: 25-59 Game: 5-22 Game: 8-13

24 02 03 05 01 04 11 13 15 21 32

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Hornbeak, Je'lon Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Fraschilla, James Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Arent, Casey Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 13-33 3FG % 1st Half: 1-5 FT % 1st Half: 7-7

TP

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

20 4 8 7 6 0 0 4 3 11 0

0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 3 0

4 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0

##

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

1 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

26 16 33 24 25 5 18 10 14 29 0+

22

63

9 14

2

8 200

42.4% 22.7% 61.5%

24 02 03 05 01 04 11 15 21

f f g g g

43.8% 75.0% 87.5%

5-9 6-12 2-7 6-11 3-3 1-5 0-2 0-2 0-1 2-6

1-1 0-0 2-5 3-5 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

4-4 5-6 5-5 0-0 0-0 4-4 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

25-58

8-13

19-21

2nd half: 11-26 2nd half: 5-9 2nd half: 12-13

1st

Min

4 0 2 4 4 0 1 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0

68 11 15

3

7 200

39.3% 28.6% 72.0%

36 11 16 38 27 11 36 25

Deadball Rebounds 2

42.3% 55.6% 92.3%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 5 5 3 0 3 3 2 4 5 9 2 0 4 4 3 0 3 3 2 0 3 3 3 1 0 1 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 3 3 0 3 10 27 37 21

Game: 25-58 Game: 8-13 Game: 19-21

Total

2nd

29 38

Points OSU OU

68 77

39 39

TP

A TO Blk Stl

15 17 11 15 8 6 1 0 0 4

0 2 2 5 1 3 0 0 0 0

Min

0 1 3 2 4 1 1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1

77 13 13

1

8 200

43.1% 61.5% 90.5%

25 31 29 37 13 27 9 11 3 15

Deadball Rebounds 1

In Paint 26 26

Off T/O 14 14

2nd Chance 9 12

Fast Break 3 7

Bench 21 11

Score tied - 0 times. Lead changed - 0 times.

f f g g g

39.4% 20.0% 100.0%

3-8 6-10 3-11 4-9 0-3 0-2 5-7 2-3 0-0 0-0 5-6 0-0

0-0 0-0 2-6 1-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

1-1 5-7 3-4 7-7 2-2 0-0 2-3 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

28-59

3-11

22-26

2nd half: 15-26 2nd half: 2-6 2nd half: 15-19

57.7% 33.3% 78.9%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

3 2 5 0 2 4 6 2 1 2 3 1 1 6 7 3 1 0 1 2 1 3 4 1 2 2 4 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 4 16 24 40 13

Game: 28-59 Game: 3-11 Game: 22-26

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

7 17 11 16 2 0 12 6 0 0 10 0

0 2 0 3 0 5 0 2 0 0 1 0

3 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0

18 22 25 36 20 20 15 16 1 2 22 3

81 13

9

4

7 200

47.5% 27.3% 84.6%

1st

29 34

2nd

34 47

Last FG - TTU 2nd-03:13, OU 2nd-01:03. Largest lead - TTU by 3 1st-19:44, OU by 18 2nd-01:03.

Total

63 81

Points TTU OU

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Hornbeak, Je'lon Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals

42 01 13 22 55 03 11 20 21

2nd Chance 13 12

Fast Break 4 6

5-9 5-9 3-6 4-9 2-4 2-3 3-6 1-4 0-0 0-3

0-1 0-0 2-4 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0

2-2 2-6 2-3 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2

25-53

3-11

7-15

2nd half: 12-27 2nd half: 2-6 2nd half: 7-13

44.4% 33.3% 53.8%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

4 0 4 2 1 7 8 4 0 1 1 2 2 8 10 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 4 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 3 14 25 39 18

Game: 25-53 Game: 3-11 Game: 7-15

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Gipson, Thomas Southwell, Shane Rodriguez, Angel McGruder, Rodney Spradling, Will Irving, Martavious Williams, Nino Diaz, Adrian Henriquez, Jordan Team Totals

TP

A TO Blk

12 12 10 8 5 4 6 2 0 1

0 1 3 3 3 4 0 2 0 0

Stl

Min

3 5 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

27 23 28 31 15 25 17 16 4 14

60 16 16

2

1 200

47.2% 27.3% 46.7%

Deadball Rebounds 3,1

f g g g g

42.9% 53.8% 100.0%

1-2 4-7 4-14 6-12 5-9 0-1 0-1 1-1 1-3

0-0 2-4 1-4 4-9 3-6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

1-2 2-2 3-6 4-4 2-3 1-2 0-0 2-2 0-1

22-50

10-24

15-22

2nd half: 10-22 2nd half: 3-11 2nd half: 11-18

45.5% 27.3% 61.1%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 4 4 4 0 7 7 2 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 6 19 25 15

Game: 22-50 Game: 10-24 Game: 15-22

TP

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

3 12 12 20 15 1 0 4 2

0 0 9 3 1 3 0 0 1

1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 1

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 1

18 29 32 40 34 16 7 4 20

69 17

8

4

7 200

44.0% 41.7% 68.2%

Deadball Rebounds 3

Officials: Gerry Pollard, Randy Heimerman, Brent Meaux Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. Kansas State-None. Attendance: 12528 Score by periods Oklahoma Kansas State

Off T/O 10 16

50.0% 20.0% 0.0%

Player

FG % 1st Half: 12-28 3FG % 1st Half: 7-13 FT % 1st Half: 4-4

Deadball Rebounds 1

In Paint 34 34

f f g g g

Kansas State 69 • 15-2 (4-0) ##

TP

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 13-26 3FG % 1st Half: 1-5 FT % 1st Half: 0-2

Deadball Rebounds 1

Officials: Joe DeRosa, J.B. Caldwell, Kipp Kissinger Technical fouls: Texas Tech-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 9178 Estimated Attendance: 4521 Score by periods Texas Tech Oklahoma

Game: 22-56 Game: 6-21 Game: 18-25

2 0 0 2 3 2 2 0

Oklahoma 60 • 12-4 (3-1) Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

18-25

37.9% 0.0% 81.0%

A TO Blk Stl

12 0 6 19 10 1 12 8

GAME 16: KANSAS STATE 69, OU 60

Oklahoma 81 • 12-3 (3-0) ##

6-21

TP

Jan. 19, 2013 • Manhattan, Kan. • Bramlage Coliseum

Texas Tech 63 • 8-7 (1-3)

Kravic, Dejan Tolbert, Jordan Hannahs, Dusty Gray, Josh Williams, Jamal Nurse, Ty Robinson, Daylen Tapsoba, Kader Gotcher, Toddrick Crockett, Jaye Lammert, Clark Team Totals

22-56

2nd half: 11-29 2nd half: 0-9 2nd half: 17-21

0 3 3 2 3 0 3 2 3 5 8 3 1 5 6 3 0 2 2 4 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 2 3 4 7 12 24 36 18

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs Kansas State 1/19/13 3 p.m. CT at Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum)

Jan. 16, 2013 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

11

2-3 0-0 0-0 9-11 3-6 1-2 3-3 0-0

Last FG - OSU 2nd-00:26, OU 2nd-01:15. Largest lead - OSU None, OU by 14 1st-04:35.

Score tied - 6 times. Lead changed - 7 times.

GAME 15: OU 81, TEXAS TECH 63

Player

0-1 0-0 0-0 2-7 1-3 0-0 3-10 0-0

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Hornbeak, Je'lon Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals

Score by periods Oklahoma State Oklahoma

Bench 15 4

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Texas Tech vs Oklahoma 01/16/13 7 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

##

5-9 0-2 3-4 4-12 3-10 0-2 3-12 4-5

Officials: Mike Stuart, Don Daily, Andrew Walton Technical fouls: Oklahoma State-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 12695 Estimated Attendance: 8696 Foul on OU #21 Clark at 12:42 of the second half was ruled a Flagrant 1 foul.

Officials: Gerry Pollard, Rick Randall, Darron George Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. West Virginia-None. Attendance: 12112 id-1185750 Score by periods Oklahoma West Virginia

40.7% 50.0% 25.0%

Player

FG % 1st Half: 14-32 3FG % 1st Half: 3-4 FT % 1st Half: 7-8

3 200

30.0% 36.7% 76.9%

f f c g g

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Oklahoma 77 • 11-3, 2-0 ##

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Nash, Le'Bryan Murphy, Kamari Jurick, Philip Brown, Markel Smart, Marcus Gardner, Kirby Forte, Phil Cobbins, Michael Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 11-27 3FG % 1st Half: 6-12 FT % 1st Half: 1-4

West Virginia 57 • 7-6/0-1 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

1st

27 35

2nd

33 34

Last FG - OU 2nd-00:37, KS 2nd-01:30. Largest lead - OU by 5 1st-14:05, KS by 14 2nd-08:51. Bench 18 28

Score tied - 3 times. Lead changed - 1 time.

24

Total

60 69

Points OU KS

In Paint 34 16

Off T/O 6 26

2nd Chance 20 5

Fast Break 4 9

Score tied - 1 time. Lead changed - 11 times.

Bench 13 7


2011-12 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL 2010-11 2012-13 Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs Kansas 01/26/13 3 p.m. CT at Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)

GAME 18: KANSAS 67, OU 54

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Texas vs Oklahoma 01/21/13 8:30 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

GAME 17: OU 73, TEXAS 67

Jan. 26, 2013 • Lawrence, Kan. • Allen Fieldhouse

Jan. 21, 2013 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

Oklahoma 54 • 13-5, 4-2 Big 12

Texas 67 • 8-10, 0-5 ## 10 33 55 03 14 01 02 05 21 44

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Holmes, Jonathan Papapetrou, Ioannis Ridley, Cameron Felix, Javan Lewis, Julien McClellan, Sheldon Holland, Demarcus Bond, Jaylen Lammert, Connor Ibeh, Prince Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 12-27 3FG % 1st Half: 2-8 FT % 1st Half: 0-1

f f c g g

44.4% 25.0% 0.0%

0-1 5-8 1-2 1-5 2-10 10-20 1-5 1-3 2-3 4-4

0-0 2-4 0-0 0-1 1-5 1-4 0-2 1-1 1-2 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-4 4-5 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0

27-61

6-19

7-11

2nd half: 15-34 2nd half: 4-11 2nd half: 7-10

44.1% 36.4% 70.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 2 2 0 3 1 4 4 2 3 5 0 0 2 2 3 2 3 5 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 5 3 1 2 3 1 2 2 4 3 0 0 0 13 21 34 20

Game: 27-61 Game: 6-19 Game: 7-11

TP

A TO Blk

0 12 2 2 7 25 2 4 5 8

1 0 0 3 2 2 1 1 0 0

2 2 0 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 67 10 15

Stl

Min

##

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0

8 17 12 32 33 31 17 20 14 16

22

3

7 200

44.3% 31.6% 63.6%

24 02 03 05 01 04 11 21

## 22 24 02 03 05 01 04 11 15 21

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Hornbeak, Je'lon Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 12-28 3FG % 1st Half: 0-2 FT % 1st Half: 6-6

f f g g g

6-9 9-15 2-5 5-8 1-3 1-2 0-2 0-3 0-1 1-4

0-0 1-1 0-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0

25-52 42.9% 0.0% 100.0%

2-6

2nd half: 13-24 2nd half: 2-4 2nd half: 15-21

3-4 10-11 1-2 2-2 0-0 5-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 21-27

54.2% 50.0% 71.4%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

##

2 3 5 2 1 7 8 1 1 2 3 3 1 3 4 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 1 5 9 23 32 13

Game: 25-52 Game: 2-6 Game: 21-27

TP

A TO Blk

15 29 5 12 3 7 0 0 0 2

0 0 0 4 3 4 0 1 0 0

4 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 2 0

73 12 13

Stl

Min

40

0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

30 32 18 32 32 17 8 17 4 10

05

1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6

48.1% 33.3% 77.8%

15 23 24 01 02 31 34

1st

2nd

26 30

41 43

Total

8 200 Deadball Rebounds 3

In Paint 28 34

Points UT OU

67 73

Off T/O 14 12

2nd Chance 16 10

Fast Break 4 10

Bench 44 9

02 03 05 01 04 11 21

FG % 1st Half: 16-30 3FG % 1st Half: 4-10 FT % 1st Half: 2-3

34

f f g g g

53.3% 40.0% 66.7%

9-12 5-7 6-12 4-8 0-6 0-0 4-7 0-0 1-3

1-2 0-0 3-7 1-2 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

1-3 1-2 5-7 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2

29-55

5-14

11-17

2nd half: 13-25 2nd half: 1-4 2nd half: 9-14

52.0% 25.0% 64.3%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 7 7 1 1 7 8 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 5 2 0 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 3 0 2 2 5 29 34 19

Game: 29-55 Game: 5-14 Game: 11-17

21 05 22 55 01 02 04 14

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Jefferson, Cory Austin, Isaiah Heslip, Brady Walton, A.J. Jackson, Pierre Rose, L.J. Gathers, Rico Franklin, Gary Bello, Deuce Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 10-32 3FG % 1st Half: 2-12 FT % 1st Half: 4-9

Stl

Min

1 1 1 0 3 1 1 1 2

0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0

30 33 29 30 29 14 12 8 15

54 10 11

2

7 200

35.6% 25.0% 64.3%

Deadball Rebounds 3

Young, Kevin Withey, Jeff Johnson, Elijah McLemore, Ben Releford, Travis Tharpe, Naadir Adams, Rio Traylor, Jamari Ellis, Perry Team Totals

f c g g g

38.7% 16.7% 57.1%

3-7 6-11 3-8 5-10 4-10 1-5 0-1 1-1 1-2

0-0 0-0 2-6 3-5 1-4 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 1-4 0-0 5-5 1-2 5-6 0-0 0-2 0-0

24-55

7-17

12-19

2nd half: 12-24 2nd half: 6-11 2nd half: 8-12

50.0% 54.5% 66.7%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

2 3 5 3 5 4 9 1 0 1 1 4 2 5 7 1 0 5 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 1 2 3 5 0 1 5 6 12 29 41 13

Game: 24-55 Game: 7-17 Game: 12-19

TP

A TO Blk

6 13 8 18 10 8 0 2 2

0 1 2 1 5 4 0 0 2

Stl

Min

2 1 4 2 3 2 0 0 0

0 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

21 34 26 37 38 17 3 10 14

67 15 14

6

8 200

43.6% 41.2% 63.2%

Deadball Rebounds 6

1st

2nd

21 29

33 38

Total

Points OU KU

54 67

In Paint 16 28

Off T/O 14 13

2nd Chance 14 9

Fast Break 6 10

Bench 10 12

Score tied - 0 times. Lead changed - 2 times.

GAME 20: KANSAS STATE 52, OU 50

TP

A TO Blk Stl

20 11 20 9 2 0 8 0 4

1 1 5 3 6 0 2 2 0

2 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 74 20 16

Min

##

29 35 34 36 30 2 17 8 9

01

4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 2

5

8 200

52.7% 35.7% 64.7%

21 13 22 55 03 11 12 42 50

Deadball Rebounds 4

f c g g g

31.3% 16.7% 44.4%

3-6 8-16 4-8 4-12 8-22 0-0 1-4 0-3 0-4

0-0 0-2 3-7 0-2 3-12 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-1

1-2 3-4 0-0 2-5 3-5 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0

28-75

6-27

9-17

2nd half: 18-43 2nd half: 4-15 2nd half: 5-8

41.9% 26.7% 62.5%

1st

38 26

2nd

36 45

Last FG - OU 2nd-01:06, BU 2nd-00:17. Largest lead - OU by 16 2nd-13:39, BU by 2 1st-18:41.

Total

74 71

2 3 5 3 11 9 20 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 5 4 4 8 2 0 0 0 1 5 2 7 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 24 23 47 19

Points OU BU

Southwell, Shane Henriquez, Jordan Rodriguez, Angel McGruder, Rodney Spradling, Will Irving, Martavious Williams, Nino Lawrence, Omari Gipson, Thomas Johnson, DJ Team Totals

f f g g g

1-7 4-9 1-6 2-8 5-8 4-9 0-1 1-1 3-7 0-0 21-56

42.9% 40.0% 0.0%

2nd half: 2nd half: 2nd half:

0-4 0-0 0-3 1-2 2-4 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

1-2 0-1 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

5-16

5-7

9-28 1-6 5-7

32.1% 16.7% 71.4%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

2 1 3 0 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 1 8 9 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 3 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 9 25 34 18

Game: 21-56 Game: 5-16 Game: 5-7

TP

A TO Blk

3 8 4 7 12 10 0 2 6 0

4 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 0

1 1 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 0

52 11 10

Stl

Min

3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1

27 13 31 27 25 22 14 11 26 4

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

2 10 200

37.5% 31.3% 71.4%

Deadball Rebounds 0

Oklahoma 50 • 14-6, 5-3

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Game: 28-75 Game: 6-27 Game: 9-17

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 12-28 3FG % 1st Half: 4-10 FT % 1st Half: 0-0

TP

A TO Blk Stl

7 19 11 10 22 0 2 0 0

0 1 1 2 6 0 0 2 0

1 1 2 4 2 0 1 1 1 1 71 12 14

Min

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 3 3 1 0 1 0

0

8 200

37.3% 22.2% 52.9%

17 34 22 33 38 3 16 29 8

## 22 24 02 03 05 01 04 11 21

Deadball Rebounds 2

In Paint 20 42

Off T/O 13 20

2nd Chance 6 24

Fast Break 2 4

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Hornbeak, Je'lon Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

Officials: Mark Whitehead, Rick Crawford, Rodrick Dixon Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. Baylor-Gathers, Rico. Attendance: 6533 Fouled Out: BU: #22 Walton 0:17; #14 Bello 0:08 Score by periods Oklahoma Baylor

Game: 21-59 Game: 3-12 Game: 9-14

0 2 0 2 2 1 1 2 0

Kansas State 52 • 17-4, 6-2 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

9-14

41.9% 20.0% 75.0%

A TO Blk

12 12 10 9 1 2 4 0 4

Feb. 2, 2013 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

Baylor 71 • 14-6,(5-2) ##

3-12

TP

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Kansas State vs Oklahoma 02/02/13 5 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

Oklahoma 74 • 14-5,(5-2)

24

21-59

2nd half: 13-31 2nd half: 1-5 2nd half: 6-8

2 5 7 4 4 2 6 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 5 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 11 20 31 14

Score tied - 4 times. Lead changed - 3 times.

Jan. 30, 2013 • Waco, Texas • Ferrell Center

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Hornbeak, Je'lon Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Clark, Cameron Team Totals

4-4 3-4 0-0 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2

Last FG - OU 2nd-00:19, KU 2nd-01:28. Largest lead - OU by 3 1st-17:47, KU by 15 2nd-05:16.

GAME 19: OU 74, BAYLOR 71

22

0-1 1-1 2-4 0-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0

Officials: Joe DeRosa, Gary Maxwell, Bert Smith Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. Kansas-None. Attendance: 16300

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs Baylor 1/30/13 6 p.m. CT at Waco, Texas (Ferrell Center)

Player

4-11 4-16 4-8 4-11 0-1 1-2 2-4 0-3 2-3

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Score by periods Oklahoma Kansas

Last FG - UT 2nd-00:06, OU 2nd-03:18. Largest lead - UT by 5 1st-04:14, OU by 12 2nd-12:26.

##

28.6% 28.6% 50.0%

FG % 1st Half: 12-31 3FG % 1st Half: 1-6 FT % 1st Half: 4-7

Officials: Paul Janssen, Doug Simmons, Don Daily Technical fouls: Texas-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 10409 Estimated Attendance: 7335 Score by periods Texas Oklahoma

8-28 2-7 3-6

f f g g g

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Kansas 67 • 18-1, 6-0 Big 12

Oklahoma 73 • 13-4, 4-1 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Hornbeak, Je'lon Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

Deadball Rebounds 2

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

9-25 1-8 4-6

f f g g g

36.0% 12.5% 66.7%

3-10 5-12 1-4 1-7 0-1 3-5 1-3 2-3 3-4

0-2 0-0 0-3 0-3 0-1 1-2 0-0 2-3 0-0

1-1 3-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-1 2-3 0-1 1-2

19-49

3-14

9-14

2nd half: 10-24 2nd half: 2-6 2nd half: 5-8

41.7% 33.3% 62.5%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

4 1 5 3 1 6 7 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 4 2 0 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 2 0 2 2 1 1 3 4 0 1 4 5 10 28 38 12

Game: 19-49 Game: 3-14 Game: 9-14

TP

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

7 13 2 4 0 7 4 6 7

0 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 0

3 0 1 2 3 2 0 2 1

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1

29 34 20 33 17 12 16 20 19

50

8 14

1

4 200

38.8% 21.4% 64.3%

Deadball Rebounds 0

Officials: John Higgins, Rick Randall, Keith Kimble Technical fouls: Kansas State-Irving, Martavious. Oklahoma-Hornbeak, Je'lon. Attendance: 11882 Estimated Attendance: 8559 Bench 12 2

Score by periods Kansas State Oklahoma

Score tied - 3 times. Lead changed - 2 times.

1st

28 23

2nd

24 27

Last FG - KS 2nd-02:58, OU 2nd-00:13. Largest lead - KS by 8 2nd-07:49, OU by 2 1st-18:09.

25

Total

52 50

Points KS OU

In Paint 24 26

Off T/O 8 17

2nd Chance 13 9

Fast Break 6 4

Score tied - 7 times. Lead changed - 4 times.

Bench 18 24


2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Kansas vs Oklahoma 02/09/13 3 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

GAME 22: OU 72, KANSAS 66

GAME 21: IOWA STATE 83, OU 64

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs Iowa State 02/04/13 6 p.m. CT at Ames, Iowa (Hilton Coliseum)

Feb. 9, 2013 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

Feb. 4, 2013 • Ames, Iowa • Hilton Coliseum

Kansas 66 • 19-4, 7-3

Oklahoma 64 • 14-7, 5-4 ## 01 02 03 22 24 04 05 11 15 21 32

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Grooms, Sam Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Fitzgerald, Andrew Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Arent, Casey Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 14-38 3FG % 1st Half: 1-7 FT % 1st Half: 2-4

* * * * *

36.8% 14.3% 50.0%

1-3 2-9 2-5 4-12 2-10 5-11 1-3 3-7 1-3 5-8 0-0

0-0 0-4 1-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-2 1-2 0-0 0-0

0-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-4 2-3 0-2 4-4 0-0 0-0 0-0

26-71

3-16

9-17

2nd half: 12-33 2nd half: 2-9 2nd half: 7-13

36.4% 22.2% 53.8%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 1 1 0 1 5 6 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 6 2 4 2 6 1 5 2 7 5 2 0 2 2 0 3 3 3 1 2 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 21 21 42 17

Game: 26-71 Game: 3-16 Game: 9-17

TP

A TO Blk Stl

2 5 5 8 6 12 3 10 3 10 0

1 3 1 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 0

0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 0

0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0

64 12

9

2

5 200

36.6% 18.8% 52.9%

Min

##

15 28 24 24 28 18 13 25 7 15 3

40 05 15 23 24 01 04 31 34

Deadball Rebounds 6,1

## 02 03 13 21 31 01 10 12 15 22 24 25 33

Player

Babb, Chris Ejim, Melvin Lucious, Korie Clyburn, Will Niang, Georges Palo, Bubu Law, Aaron McBeth, Austin Long, Naz Booker, Anthony Gibson, Percy McGee, Tyrus Ellerman, Tyler Team Totals

* * * * *

FG % 1st Half: 17-33 3FG % 1st Half: 8-16 FT % 1st Half: 2-3

51.5% 50.0% 66.7%

4-6 4-7 2-6 7-10 4-6 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 2-5 3-9 0-0

4-5 1-3 2-5 1-3 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 2-8 0-0

0-0 3-3 0-0 4-4 0-1 4-4 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0

28-55

11-27

16-18

2nd half: 11-22 2nd half: 3-11 2nd half: 14-15

50.0% 27.3% 93.3%

0 4 4 1 2 5 7 4 0 1 1 1 4 1 5 1 0 6 6 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 7 26 33 15

Game: 28-55 Game: 11-27 Game: 16-18

TP

A TO Blk Stl

12 12 6 19 9 6 0 0 2 2 4 11 0

2 1 8 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0

1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0

83 18 10

6

7 200

50.9% 40.7% 88.9%

22

Min

0 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

24

27 25 24 35 17 18 2 2 3 9 13 23 2

02 03 11 01 04 05 15 21

1st

Total

2nd

31 44

Points OU ISU

64 83

33 39

2nd Chance 23 9

05 21 00 03 11 24 25

Crossland, Connell Abron, Devonta Green, Garlon Anderson, Kyan Butler Lind, Nate Hill Jr., Charles Smith III, Clyde Montigel, Thomas McKinney, Adrick Zurcher, Chris Team Totals 4-24 1-9 2-6

22 24 02 03 11 01 04 05 15 21 32

f f f g g

16.7% 11.1% 33.3%

3-7 4-5 2-9 4-19 0-3 2-4 0-1 0-0 1-3 0-2

0-0 0-0 0-4 3-9 0-2 2-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2

4-6 4-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-6 0-0

16-53

5-21

11-16

2nd half: 12-29 2nd half: 4-12 2nd half: 9-10

41.4% 33.3% 90.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

2 6 8 3 5 4 9 4 1 2 3 4 0 3 3 2 0 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 5 0 5 13 22 35 15

Game: 16-53 Game: 5-21 Game: 11-16

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Hornbeak, Je'lon Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Arent, Casey Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 15-30 3FG % 1st Half: 3-7 FT % 1st Half: 3-3

Min

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

18 35 36 35 35 22 4 7 8

66 11 13

1

5 200

46.3% 33.3% 55.0%

Deadball Rebounds 3

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hield, Buddy Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Hornbeak, Je'lon Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals

f f g g g

55.6% 44.4% 100.0%

3-9 6-8 6-14 0-3 3-6 0-1 3-7 1-2 0-1 4-7

2-4 1-2 2-7 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0

0-0 4-5 1-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-6 0-0 2-2

26-58

7-20

13-16

2nd half: 11-31 2nd half: 3-11 2nd half: 9-12

35.5% 27.3% 75.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 2 3 5 5 3 8 4 0 6 6 1 1 2 3 1 0 4 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 2 3 10 25 35 18

Game: 26-58 Game: 7-20 Game: 13-16

TP

A TO Blk

8 17 15 2 7 0 6 7 0 10

0 3 2 1 4 3 0 2 0 0

Stl

Min

3 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

23 29 35 28 26 10 17 16 2 14

72 15 11

1

6 200

44.8% 35.0% 81.3%

Deadball Rebounds 0

1st

Total

2nd

34 38

Points KU OU

66 72

32 34

In Paint 32 16

Off T/O 12 6

2nd Chance 14 11

Fast Break 0 4

Bench 11 23

Score tied - 2 times. Lead changed - 3 times.

GAME 24: OKLAHOMA STATE 84, OU 79 (OT)

TP

A TO Blk

10 12 4 11 0 6 0 0 5 0

1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1

48

3 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 2 7 16

Stl

Min

##

1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

39 29 32 35 21 10 5 2 16 11

22

3

3 200

30.2% 23.8% 68.8%

24 02 05 11 01 04 13 21

Deadball Rebounds 2

f f g g g

50.0% 42.9% 100.0%

4-8 5-8 2-8 3-7 3-4 0-1 3-6 3-7 2-3 4-6 0-0

0-1 0-0 0-3 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 2-3 0-0 0-0

4-4 1-1 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 3-3 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-0

29-58

3-11

14-14

2nd half: 14-28 2nd half: 0-4 2nd half: 11-11

50.0% 0.0% 100.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 2 3 2 1 6 7 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 2 0 2 2 0 1 2 3 1 0 2 2 3 0 4 4 2 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 2 1 3 4 7 27 34 15

Game: 29-58 Game: 3-11 Game: 14-14

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

12 11 4 8 6 0 9 9 8 8 0

1 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 2 0

0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0

26 22 23 20 26 14 14 19 14 17 5

75 11

7

1

9 200

50.0% 27.3% 100.0%

1st

11 36

Last FG - TCU 2nd-01:07, OU 2nd-00:53. Largest lead - TCU None, OU by 36 2nd-13:20.

2nd

37 39

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Fraschilla, James Clark, Cameron Team Totals

02

48 75

Points TCU OU

20 44 22 33 01 04 13 21

Off T/O 8 17

2nd Chance 6 11

Fast Break 3 8

3-9 6-15 7-15 3-6 0-1 9-11 0-1 0-0 1-3

0-1 0-1 3-6 3-6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 6-9 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 4-4 0-0 3-4

29-61

6-15

15-21

2nd half: 14-23 2nd half: 3-5 2nd half: 7-11

60.9% 60.0% 63.6%

OT: OT: OT:

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Nash, Le'Bryan Cobbins, Michael Jurick, Philip Brown, Markel Smart, Marcus Gardner, Kirby Williams, Brian Forte, Phil Murphy, Kamari Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

Deadball Rebounds 0

In Paint 20 30

39.4% 37.5% 75.0%

Player

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 5 5 5 2 13 15 4 0 1 1 2 1 2 3 4 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 1 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 7 1 2 2 4 9 32 41 23 2-5 0-2 2-2

40.0% 0.0% 100.0%

TP

A TO Blk

6 18 18 10 0 18 4 0 5

1 1 2 0 1 4 0 0 0

79

9

1 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 9

Game: 29-61 Game: 6-15 Game: 15-21

Stl

Min

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

30 40 42 31 10 35 18 0+ 19

1

2 225

47.5% 40.0% 71.4%

Deadball Rebounds 3

9-29 3-10 6-9

f f c g g

31.0% 30.0% 66.7%

9-18 2-4 0-1 5-13 7-14 0-0 0-3 3-6 1-3

0-1 0-0 0-0 1-5 3-4 0-0 0-1 2-5 0-0

8-11 0-0 0-0 3-6 11-14 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0

27-62

6-16

24-33

2nd half: 14-25 2nd half: 3-5 2nd half: 15-20

56.0% 60.0% 75.0%

OT: OT: OT:

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 4 5 3 1 3 4 4 2 2 4 2 1 5 6 4 2 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 2 2 2 4 2 1 1 2 10 26 36 19 4-8 0-1 3-4

50.0% 0.0% 75.0%

TP

A TO Blk

26 4 0 14 28 0 0 10 2

3 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2

84 11

5

Game: 27-62 Game: 6-16 Game: 24-33

Stl

Min

0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0

34 40 5 38 40 5 15 33 15

4

7 225

43.5% 37.5% 72.7%

Deadball Rebounds 2

Officials: Joe DeRosa, Duke Edsall, J.B. Caldwell Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. Oklahoma State-None. Attendance: 13611 Fouled Out: OU-#22 M'Baye (01:32) Score by periods Oklahoma Oklahoma State

Total

f f g g g

Oklahoma State 84 • (19-5, 9-3) ##

TP

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 13-33 3FG % 1st Half: 3-8 FT % 1st Half: 6-8

Officials: Mark Whitehead, Kelly Self, Terry Oglesby Technical fouls: TCU-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 8948 Estimated Attendance: 4372 Score by periods TCU Oklahoma

Stl

0 5 3 2 2 1 0 0 0

Feb. 16, 2013 • Stillwater, Okla. • Gallagher-Iba Arena

Oklahoma 75 • 16-7, 7-4 ##

Game: 25-54 Game: 5-15 Game: 11-20

0 1 4 3 1 2 0 0 0

Oklahoma 79 • (16-8, 7-5) Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

11-20

50.0% 60.0% 50.0%

A TO Blk

8 14 10 15 8 7 0 2 2

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State 02/16/13 12:45 p.m. at Stillwater, Okla. (Gallagher-Iba Arena)

TCU 48 • 10-14, 1-10

33

5-15

TP

Score tied - 2 times. Lead changed - 1 time.

Feb. 11, 2013 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

23

25-54

2nd half: 11-22 2nd half: 3-5 2nd half: 7-14

2 2 4 5 3 3 6 3 0 3 3 3 2 1 3 1 1 8 9 1 0 1 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 3 5 10 25 35 17

Bench 38 25

GAME 23: OU 75, TCU 48

02

0-2 4-5 2-4 2-2 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-2

Last FG - KU 2nd-00:18, OU 2nd-01:29. Largest lead - KU by 3 1st-18:00, OU by 9 2nd-10:06.

Fast Break 0 8

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics TCU vs Oklahoma 02/11/13 6 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

##

0-1 0-0 2-6 1-4 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Score by periods Kansas Oklahoma

Off T/O 14 14

4-7 5-8 3-11 6-10 3-7 3-5 0-0 1-2 0-4

Officials: Tom Eades, Paul Janssen, Gerry Pollard Technical fouls: Kansas-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 13490 Estimated Attendance: 10503

Deadball Rebounds 0

In Paint 28 32

Last FG - OU 2nd-00:16, ISU 2nd-00:37. Largest lead - OU by 4 1st-18:05, ISU by 25 2nd-14:30.

43.8% 20.0% 66.7%

Player

FG % 1st Half: 15-27 3FG % 1st Half: 4-9 FT % 1st Half: 4-4

Officials: Mike Stuart, David Hall, Duke Edsall Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. Iowa State-None. Attendance: 13178 Fouled Out: OU #4 Fitzgerald (3:05) Score by periods Oklahoma Iowa State

f c g g g

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Oklahoma 72 • 15-7, 6-4 ##

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Young, Kevin Withey, Jeff Johnson, Elijah McLemore, Ben Releford, Travis Tharpe, Naadir Wesley, Justin Traylor, Jamari Ellis, Perry Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 14-32 3FG % 1st Half: 2-10 FT % 1st Half: 4-6

Iowa State 83 • 16-6, 6-3 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

1st

35 27

2nd

38 46

OT

6 11

Last FG - OU OT-02:03, OSU OT-00:37. Largest lead - OU by 11 2nd-17:31, OSU by 11 1st-11:50.

Bench 11 34

Score tied - 0 times. Lead changed - 0 times.

26

Total

79 84

Points OU OSU

In Paint 22 34

Off T/O 5 13

2nd Chance 9 9

Fast Break 5 13

Score tied - 12 times. Lead changed - 8 times.

Bench 27 12


2011-12 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL 2010-11 2012-13 Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Baylor vs Oklahoma 02/23/13 4 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

GAME 26: OU 90, BAYLOR 76

GAME 25: OU 86, TEXAS TECH 71

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs Texas Tech 02/20/13 6 p.m. CT at Lubbock, Texas (United Spirit Arena)

Feb. 23, 2013 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

Feb. 20, 2013 • Lubbock, Texas • United Spirit Arena

Baylor 76 • 16-11, 7-7

Oklahoma 86 • 17-8, 8-5 ## 02 05 11 22 24 01 04 15 21

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Cousins, Isaiah M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Grooms, Sam Fitzgerald, Andrew Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 16-27 3FG % 1st Half: 6-10 FT % 1st Half: 6-8

* * * * *

59.3% 60.0% 75.0%

8-15 1-6 0-1 5-10 7-11 4-8 1-1 1-2 5-6

6-13 0-1 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 7-8 4-7 0-0 0-1 0-0

32-60

8-17

14-20

2nd half: 16-33 2nd half: 2-7 2nd half: 8-12

48.5% 28.6% 66.7%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 4 4 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 4 9 13 4 1 8 9 4 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 5 3 0 1 1 9 30 39 24

Game: 32-60 Game: 8-17 Game: 14-20

TP

A TO Blk Stl

22 2 0 15 21 12 2 2 10

2 1 1 5 3 5 0 0 0

1 0 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 86 17 13

Min

##

38 17 10 25 32 30 14 9 25

34

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1

2

6 200

53.3% 47.1% 70.0%

21 05 22 55 01 02 04 14 35

Deadball Rebounds 6

## 02 05 11 23 32 10 12 13 20 30 35

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Hannahs, Dusty Gray, Josh Kravic, Dejan Williams, Jamal Tolbert, Jordan Robinson, Daylen Tapsoba, Kader Adams, Luke Gotcher, Toddrick Crockett, Jaye Lammert, Clark Team Totals

* * * * *

FG % 1st Half: 12-28 3FG % 1st Half: 4-7 FT % 1st Half: 8-13

42.9% 57.1% 61.5%

3-9 10-22 1-1 0-3 3-9 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-11 2-2

1-3 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-5 2-2

2-2 6-9 0-0 1-3 4-9 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-0

24-58

6-13

17-28

2nd half: 12-30 2nd half: 2-6 2nd half: 9-15

40.0% 33.3% 60.0%

1 2 3 2 1 3 4 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 4 3 7 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 7 4 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 10 19 29 19

TP

A TO Blk Stl

9 26 2 1 10 0 0 2 0 15 6

1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1

0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0

71

6 10

2

8 200

41.4% 46.2% 60.7%

Min

37 36 14 28 23 4 4 6 10 28 10

## 22 24 01 02 05 04 11 15 21

1st

Total

2nd

44 36

Points OU TTU

86 71

42 35

Deadball Rebounds 5

In Paint 24 30

Last FG - OU 2nd-00:27, TTU 2nd-00:18. Largest lead - OU by 17 2nd-00:27, TTU by 2 1st-10:44.

Off T/O 12 16

2nd Chance 6 6

Fast Break 2 8

Score tied - 3 times. Lead changed - 4 times.

24 01 02 05 04 11 15 21

FG % 1st Half: 17-24 3FG % 1st Half: 7-9 FT % 1st Half: 2-5

10

f f g g g

70.8% 77.8% 40.0%

7-11 9-13 0-4 6-15 2-4 2-3 0-2 0-0 3-5

2-3 0-0 0-1 6-12 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0

0-0 13-17 3-4 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-3

29-57

9-18

19-27

2nd half: 10-28 2nd half: 1-7 2nd half: 13-16

35.7% 14.3% 81.3%

OT: OT: OT:

21 02 12 33 01 03 05 44 55

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Holmes, Jonathan Lammert, Connor Holland, Demarcus Kabongo, Myck Papapetrou, Ioannis McClellan, Sheldon Felix, Javan Bond, Jaylen Ibeh, Prince Ridley, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 11-24 3FG % 1st Half: 3-8 FT % 1st Half: 3-8

Game: 26-70 Game: 9-31 Game: 15-21

1 2 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0

Stl

Min

1 2 0 1 4 2 0 0 1 1

1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

2 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1

24 24 26 34 37 7 7 22 12 7

76 11 12

5

8 200

37.1% 29.0% 71.4%

Deadball Rebounds 5

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Grooms, Sam Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals

f f g g g

44.8% 60.0% 88.2%

1-6 6-9 3-9 7-9 4-6 0-2 0-4 0-0 1-4

1-2 0-1 2-2 3-4 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0

4-4 5-7 15-17 2-3 4-4 4-4 2-2 0-0 3-4

22-49

7-14

39-45

2nd half: 9-20 2nd half: 1-4 2nd half: 24-28

45.0% 25.0% 85.7%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 4 4 3 2 6 8 2 0 2 2 3 1 4 5 4 1 4 5 5 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 3 5 8 7 31 38 25

Game: 22-49 Game: 7-14 Game: 39-45

TP

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

7 17 23 19 13 4 2 0 5

1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1

2 1 3 3 1 1 3 1 1

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

35 31 30 36 22 13 9 1 23

90

7 16

1

6 200

44.9% 50.0% 86.7%

Deadball Rebounds 3

1st

2nd

21 47

55 43

Total

Points BU OU

76 90

In Paint 26 14

Off T/O 17 8

2nd Chance 11 15

Fast Break 8 2

Bench 10 11

Score tied - 1 time. Lead changed - 0 times.

GAME 28: OU 86, IOWA STATE 69

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 3 4 3 2 3 5 2 2 3 5 4 2 1 3 4 1 4 5 5 0 2 2 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 4 2 0 2 11 23 34 25 2-5 1-2 4-6

40.0% 50.0% 66.7%

TP

A TO Blk

16 31 3 18 5 5 0 0 8

2 3 6 3 0 0 3 0 0

Stl

Min

##

37 38 31 42 19 12 19 1 26

03

2 3 4 4 2 0 0 0 1

2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0

86 17 16

3

6 225

31 02 13 21 01 11 15 22 24

Game: 29-57 Game: 9-18 Game: 19-27

50.9% 50.0% 70.4%

25

Deadball Rebounds 2

f f g g g

45.8% 37.5% 37.5%

1-4 3-7 4-8 9-13 3-6 2-7 3-7 2-3 2-2 0-1

0-0 1-3 2-4 2-4 1-2 1-2 1-4 0-1 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-2 0-0 11-14 2-2 13-13 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2

29-58

8-20

26-35

2nd half: 14-30 2nd half: 3-10 2nd half: 18-19

46.7% 30.0% 94.7%

OT: OT: OT:

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 1 2 1 2 3 5 0 0 2 2 0 0 8 8 3 0 2 2 5 3 5 8 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 5 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 11 23 34 20 4-4 2-2 5-8

100.0% 100.0% 62.5%

TP

A TO Blk

2 7 10 31 9 18 7 4 4 0

1 0 2 6 0 3 2 0 0 0

0 0 2 4 1 2 1 0 0 2

Stl

Min

1 0 2 4 2 2 1 0 0 1

15 31 32 37 24 35 19 16 8 8

0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

Game: 29-58 Game: 8-20 Game: 26-35

## 22 24 01 02 05 04 11 15

5 13 225 50.0% 40.0% 74.3%

1st

43 28

2nd

34 49

Last FG - OU OT-01:19, UT OT-00:15. Largest lead - OU by 22 2nd-07:54, UT by 7 OT-00:15.

OT

9 15

Total

86 92

Points OU UT

In Paint 26 32

Off T/O 16 26

2nd Chance 10 7

Fast Break 12 17

Ejim, Melvin Niang, Georges Babb, Chris Lucious, Korie Clyburn, Will Palo, Bubu Okoro, Nkereuwem Long, Naz Booker, Anthony Gibson, Percy McGee, Tyrus Team Totals 9-26 4-16 6-6

f f g g g

34.6% 25.0% 100.0%

2-5 3-9 0-4 3-7 1-5 4-5 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-1 8-13

2-4 2-6 0-3 1-4 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 6-9

4-4 2-2 0-2 0-1 4-6 4-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

22-51

11-31

14-22

2nd half: 13-25 2nd half: 7-15 2nd half: 8-16

52.0% 46.7% 50.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 4 4 4 0 5 5 2 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 4 0 3 3 2 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 3 3 6 4 23 27 20

Game: 22-51 Game: 11-31 Game: 14-22

TP

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

10 10 0 7 6 12 0 0 0 2 22

0 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1

1 1 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

32 31 21 27 30 19 1 4 3 5 27

69

8

9

2

3 200

43.1% 35.5% 63.6%

Deadball Rebounds 3

Oklahoma 86 • 19-9, 10-6

21

92 14 12

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

Deadball Rebounds 4

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Grooms, Sam Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 16-31 3FG % 1st Half: 4-8 FT % 1st Half: 4-4

Officials: David Hall, Rick Crawford, J.B. Caldwell Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. Texas-None. Attendance: 9860 Turnstile - 5,385 Score by periods Oklahoma Texas

15-21

46.2% 35.3% 76.5%

A TO Blk

6 15 11 6 28 1 0 6 0 3

Iowa State 69 • 19-10,9-7 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

9-31

TP

March 2, 2013 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

Texas 92 • 13-15, 5-10 ##

26-70

4 2 6 1 1 3 4 4 1 1 2 2 1 3 4 4 1 3 4 3 0 2 2 2 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 5 1 3 4 3 2 2 4 5 3 2 5 14 23 37 32

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Iowa State vs Oklahoma 03/02/13 12:45 p.m. at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

Oklahoma 86 • 18-9, 9-6

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Grooms, Sam Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals

0-0 0-0 0-0 2-4 9-11 1-2 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0

Last FG - BU 2nd-00:24, OU 2nd-01:52. Largest lead - BU None, OU by 26 1st-00:02.

Feb. 27, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Frank Erwin Center

22

0-0 1-5 3-9 0-1 3-13 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-1

2nd half: 18-39 2nd half: 6-17 2nd half: 13-17

Player

Score by periods Baylor Oklahoma

Bench 26 23

GAME 27: TEXAS 92, OKLAHOMA 86 (OT)

Player

25.8% 21.4% 50.0%

3-6 7-17 4-10 2-7 8-23 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-1 1-3

Officials: Mark Whitehead, Paul Janssen, Keith Kimble Technical fouls: Baylor-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 12199 Estimated Attendance: 7834 OU #21 Clark was charged with a Flagrant 1 foul at 9:56 of the 2nd Half

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs Texas 02/27/13 8 p.m. at Austin, Texas (Erwin Center)

##

8-31 3-14 2-4

FG % 1st Half: 13-29 3FG % 1st Half: 6-10 FT % 1st Half: 15-17

Officials: Darron George, Ray Natili Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. Texas Tech-None. Attendance: 8248 Score by periods Oklahoma Texas Tech

f c g g g

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Oklahoma 90 • 18-8, 9-5

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

Game: 24-58 Game: 6-13 Game: 17-28

Jefferson, Cory Austin, Isaiah Heslip, Brady Walton, A.J. Jackson, Pierre Rose, L.J. Gathers, Rico Franklin, Gary Bello, Deuce Prince, Taurean Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 3FG % 1st Half: FT % 1st Half:

Texas Tech 71 • 9-15, 2-11

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

f f g g g

51.6% 50.0% 100.0%

3-8 6-11 7-13 4-9 0-4 1-3 1-2 0-0 1-2

1-3 0-1 1-2 4-9 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0

4-4 10-10 4-4 2-2 2-2 8-8 0-0 0-0 4-4

23-52

6-18

34-34

2nd half: 7-21 2nd half: 2-10 2nd half: 30-30

33.3% 20.0% 100.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 3 4 3 0 9 9 4 1 1 2 2 0 4 4 2 1 5 6 2 0 3 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 2 2 1 3 6 30 36 18

Game: 23-52 Game: 6-18 Game: 34-34

TP

A TO Blk

Stl

Min

11 22 19 14 2 10 2 0 6

1 3 6 3 1 1 1 1 0

1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

24 34 31 31 27 21 9 2 21

86 17

5

2

4 200

44.2% 33.3% 100.0%

Deadball Rebounds 0

Officials: Don Daily, Gerry Pollard, Jeff Malham Technical fouls: Iowa State-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 10789 Estimated Attendance: 6712 Bench 13 33

Score by periods Iowa State Oklahoma

Score tied - 4 times. Lead changed - 12 times.

1st

28 40

Last FG - ISU 2nd-00:59, OU 2nd-02:04. Largest lead - ISU None, OU by 26 2nd-03:40.

27

2nd

41 46

Total

69 86

Points ISU OU

In Paint 20 22

Off T/O 8 13

2nd Chance 5 6

Fast Break 2 3

Score tied - 1 time. Lead changed - 0 times.

Bench 36 18


2012-13 OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL

GAME 30: TCU 70, OU 67

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Oklahoma vs TCU 03/09/13 4 p.m. CT at Fort Worth, TX (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum)

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics West Virginia vs Oklahoma 03/06/13 8 p.m. CT at Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)

GAME 29: OU 83, WEST VIRGINIA 70

March 9, 2013 • Fort Worth, Texas • Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

March 6, 2013 • Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center

Oklahoma 67 • 20-10 (11-7)

West Virginia 70 • 13-17, 6-11 ## 13 21 34 03 10 01 04 14 15 24 55

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Kilicli, Deniz Humphrey, Matt Noreen, Kevin Staten, Juwan Harris, Eron Rutledge, Dominique Hinds, Jabarie Browne, Gary Henderson, Terry Murray, Aaric Miles, Keaton Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 11-28 3FG % 1st Half: 3-10 FT % 1st Half: 3-8

f f f g g

39.3% 30.0% 37.5%

9-13 1-1 1-1 0-2 8-17 0-0 2-4 1-1 1-3 4-8 0-1

0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 5-10 0-0 0-1 1-1 1-3 2-5 0-0

2-8 1-2 1-1 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

27-51

10-21

6-13

2nd half: 16-23 2nd half: 7-11 2nd half: 3-5

69.6% 63.6% 60.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

1 3 4 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 3 0 4 4 1 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 1 3 3 6 9 16 25 21

Game: 27-51 Game: 10-21 Game: 6-13

TP

A TO Blk

20 4 3 0 23 0 4 3 3 10 0

2 0 1 4 1 0 1 1 1 2 0

Stl

Min

##

34 7 16 28 34 9 13 13 20 20 6

22

2 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 2 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

70 13 13

1

5 200

52.9% 47.6% 46.2%

24 01 02 05 03 04 11 15 21

## 22 24 01 02 05 03 04 11 15 21

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Grooms, Sam Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 11-23 3FG % 1st Half: 5-7 FT % 1st Half: 12-14

f f g g g

47.8% 71.4% 85.7%

2-7 9-14 3-3 7-14 2-4 0-0 2-6 0-1 0-1 1-2

2-3 1-1 1-1 5-10 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

1-2 7-8 1-1 4-4 4-4 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 3-5

26-52

10-18

21-27

2nd half: 15-29 2nd half: 5-11 2nd half: 9-13

51.7% 45.5% 69.2%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

##

TP

0 2 2 2 2 4 6 2 1 0 1 2 3 5 8 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 0 5 5 14 19 33 15

Game: 26-52 Game: 10-18 Game: 21-27

A TO Blk

7 0 26 0 8 10 23 0 9 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1

Stl

Min

02

18 37 36 37 21 4 22 5 2 18

24

2 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1

1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0

83 15 11

3

5 200

50.0% 55.6% 77.8%

33 05 21 00 23 25

1st

2nd

28 39

42 44

Points WVU OU

70 83

Last FG - WVU 2nd-01:31, OU 2nd-01:20. Largest lead - WVU None, OU by 17 1st-10:46.

Off T/O 13 20

2nd Chance 8 23

Fast Break 6 4

Score tied - 0 times. Lead changed - 0 times.

GAME 31: IOWA STATE 73, OU 66

March 14, 2013 • Kansas City, Mo. • Sprint Center • Big 12 Quarterfinals

Iowa State 73 • 22-10, 11-7

03 31 02 13 21 01 22 24 25

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Ejim, Melvin Niang, Georges Babb, Chris Lucious, Korie Clyburn, Will Palo, Bubu Booker, Anthony Gibson, Percy McGee, Tyrus Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 11-31 3FG % 1st Half: 1-12 FT % 1st Half: 6-6

f f g g g

35.5% 8.3% 100.0%

8-13 4-9 4-6 0-8 6-14 0-0 1-1 1-2 2-8

0-2 2-4 2-4 0-5 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-6

7-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-3 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2

26-61

7-26

14-14

2nd half: 15-30 2nd half: 6-14 2nd half: 8-8

50.0% 42.9% 100.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

5 7 12 2 3 2 5 2 0 6 6 1 0 2 2 0 3 5 8 4 0 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 4 2 0 2 2 14 29 43 15

Game: 26-61 Game: 7-26 Game: 14-14

TP

A TO Blk Stl

23 10 10 0 17 0 4 2 7

3 0 1 9 1 1 0 0 2

Min

1 3 0 2 2 2 1 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

73 17 11

1

3 200

42.6% 26.9% 100.0%

32 24 35 29 31 10 8 7 24

Deadball Rebounds 1

Oklahoma 66 • 20-11, 11-7 ## 22 24 01 02 05 03 04 11 21

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Grooms, Sam Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 16-35 3FG % 1st Half: 2-8 FT % 1st Half: 3-3

f f g g g

45.7% 25.0% 100.0%

3-7 8-19 2-6 3-11 2-5 0-4 1-3 0-1 5-7

0-3 1-2 0-2 1-6 1-3 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 1-2 4-6 1-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 7-7

24-63

3-18

15-18

2nd half: 8-28 2nd half: 1-10 2nd half: 12-15

28.6% 10.0% 80.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

0 3 3 1 5 4 9 3 0 4 4 3 1 3 4 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 0 2 2 0 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 12 19 31 15

Game: 24-63 Game: 3-18 Game: 15-18

TP

A TO Blk Stl

6 18 8 8 7 0 2 0 17

0 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3

66 10

5

4

5 200

38.1% 16.7% 83.3%

Min

20 35 32 35 30 15 5 8 20

Deadball Rebounds 1,1

Officials: Joe DeRosa, Don Daily, Terry Oglesby Technical fouls: Iowa State-None. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 17996 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship - Quarterfinals Score by periods Iowa State Oklahoma

1st

29 37

2nd

44 29

Last FG - ISU 2nd-00:36, OU 2nd-08:10. Largest lead - ISU by 7 2nd-00:07, OU by 14 1st-03:41.

Total

73 66

Points ISU OU

In Paint 36 18

Off T/O 6 11

2nd Chance 18 11

Fast Break 4 4

1-2 7-10 2-4 0-0 8-8 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

24-66

0-16

19-27

2nd half: 14-36 2nd half: 0-8 2nd half: 17-21

f f f g g

6-10 2-6 6-10 4-8 2-4 5-9 1-2 1-1 27-50

61.3% 71.4% 50.0%

2nd half: 2nd half: 2nd half:

1st

22 44

Last FG - OU 2nd-00:08, TCU 2nd-00:18. Largest lead - OU None, TCU by 25 2nd-19:26.

Bench 20 10

Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Iowa State vs Oklahoma 03/14/13 11:30 a.m. at Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)

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0-2 0-0 0-1 0-4 0-4 0-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

38.9% 0.0% 81.0%

0 1 1 2 2 2 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 4 8 1 9 5 4 7 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 2 0 2 18 17 35 19

Game: 24-66 Game: 0-16 Game: 19-27

TP

A TO Blk Stl

5 19 8 2 8 10 13 0 0 2

0 0 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0

67

8

8

2

6 200

36.4% 0.0% 70.4%

Min

21 28 35 20 22 25 27 6 3 13

Deadball Rebounds 5

0-0 0-0 4-4 1-4 0-1 3-5 0-0 0-0

1-2 0-0 2-2 2-3 1-5 0-0 2-4 0-0

8-14

8-16

8-19 3-7 7-14

42.1% 42.9% 50.0%

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

4 3 7 5 0 2 2 3 1 4 5 1 0 1 1 3 1 5 6 2 0 5 5 4 1 5 6 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 9 27 36 23

Game: 27-50 Game: 8-14 Game: 8-16

TP

A TO Blk Stl

13 4 18 11 5 13 4 2

2 1 1 7 2 4 3 0

2 1 6 1 1 2 0 1 2 70 20 16

Min

1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0

3

3 200

54.0% 57.1% 50.0%

22 19 37 38 35 28 19 2

Deadball Rebounds 5

Officials: Duke Edsall, Brent Meaux, Bret Smith Technical fouls: Oklahoma-None. TCU-None. Attendance: 5392

Deadball Rebounds 2

In Paint 28 22

2-7 6-11 3-6 1-7 0-5 5-14 6-12 0-2 0-1 1-1

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Crossland, Connell McKinney, Adrick Green, Garlon Anderson, Kyan Butler Lind, Nate Hill Jr., Charles Abron, Devonta Zurcher, Chris Team Totals

Score by periods Oklahoma TCU

Total

33.3% 0.0% 33.3%

Player

FG % 1st Half: 19-31 3FG % 1st Half: 5-7 FT % 1st Half: 1-2

Officials: Tom O'Neill, John Higgins, Terry Oglesby Technical fouls: West Virginia-Henderson, Terry. Oklahoma-None. Attendance: 9857 Estimated Attendance: 5426 Score by periods West Virginia Oklahoma

f f g g g

Rebounds Off Def Tot PF

TCU 70 • 11-20 (2-16)

Oklahoma 83 • 20-9, 11-6 Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

M'Baye, Amath Osby, Romero Grooms, Sam Pledger, Steven Hornbeak, Je'lon Hield, Buddy Fitzgerald, Andrew Cousins, Isaiah Neal, Tyler Clark, Cameron Team Totals FG % 1st Half: 10-30 3FG % 1st Half: 0-8 FT % 1st Half: 2-6

Deadball Rebounds 3

Total 3-Ptr FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA

Player

Bench 13 19

Score tied - 3 times. Lead changed - 1 time.

28

2nd

45 26

Total

67 70

Points OU TCU

In Paint 44 30

Off T/O 21 8

2nd Chance 22 9

Fast Break 2 6

Score tied - 1 time. Lead changed - 0 times.

Bench 25 19


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NCAA TOURNAMENT SINGLE-GAME RECORDS u OKLAHOMA INDIVIDUAL Points: 37, Stacey King vs. Auburn, March 19, 1988 Field Goals: 14, Blake Griffin vs. Michigan, March 21, 2009; Mookie Blaylock vs. Louisiana Tech, March 18, 1989; Harvey Grant vs. Louisville, March 24, 1988; Stacey King vs. Auburn, March 19, 1988; Wayman Tisdale vs. Illinois State, March 16, 1985 Field Goal Attempts: 28, Mookie Blaylock vs. Louisiana Tech, March 18, 1989 3-Point Field Goals: 7, Dave Sieger vs. Kansas, April 4, 1988; Tim McCalister vs. Iowa, March 20, 1987 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 13, Dave Sieger vs. Kansas, April 4, 1988 Free Throws: 12, Wayman Tisdale vs. Dayton, March 17, 1984 Free Throw Attempts: 14, David Johnson vs. Northeastern, March 13, 1986 Rebounds: 17, Blake Griffin vs. Michigan, March 21, 2009; Harvey Grant vs. Tulsa, March 13, 1987 Assists: 11, Terrell Everett vs. UW-Milwaukee, March 16, 2006; John Ontjes vs. Manhattan, March 16, 1995; John McCullough vs. Texas, March 10, 1979 Turnovers: 8, Ray Whitley vs. Indiana State, March 5, 1979 Blocks: 5, Al Beal vs. Texas, March 10, 1979 Steals: 7, Mookie Blaylock vs. Kansas, April 4, 1988; Ricky Grace vs. Iowa, March 20, 1987

u OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL Points: 41, Roosevelt Chapman, Dayton, March 17, 1984 Field Goals: 13, Danny Manning, Kansas, April 4, 1988; Sean Elliott, Arizona, April 2, 1988; Roosevelt Chapman, Dayton, March 17, 1984 Field Goal Attempts: 34, Reggie Lewis, Northeastern, March 13, 1986 3-Point Field Goals: 6, David Moss, Tulsa, March 13, 1987 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 13, Reggie Holmes, Morgan State, March 19, 2009 Free Throws: 15, Roosevelt Chapman, Dayton, March 17, 1984 Free Throw Attempts: 19, Roosevelt Chapman, Dayton, March 17, 1984 Rebounds: 22, Karl Malone, Louisiana Tech, March 21, 1985 Assists: 12, Andre Turner, Memphis State, March 24, 1985 Turnovers: 10, Morris Lyons, UT-Chattanooga, March 17, 1988 Blocks: 5, David West, Xavier, March 17, 2002 Steals: 7, Ted Ellis, Manhattan, March 16, 1995 u OPPONENT TEAM Points: 98, Louisville, March 24, 1988 Field Goals: 40, Louisville, March 24, 1988 Field Goal Attempts: 84, Auburn, March 19, 1988 Field Goal Pct.: .636 (35-55), Kansas, April 4, 1988 3-Point Field Goals: 10, Michigan, March 21, 2009 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 28, Niagara, March 17, 2005 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 10 attempts): .700 (7-for-10), North Carolina, March 17, 1990 Free Throws: 27, Virginia, March 23, 1989 Free Throw Attempts: 36, Virginia, March 23, 1989 Free Throw Percentage (min. 10 attempts): .938 (15-for-16), North Carolina, March 29, 2009 Rebounds: 57, Auburn, March 19, 1988 Assists: 26, Louisiana Tech, March 21, 1985 Turnovers: 29, Louisiana Tech, March 18, 1989 Blocks: 8, Indiana, March 30, 2002 Steals: 13, Syracuse, March 30, 2003; Manhattan, March 16, 1995

u OKLAHOMA TEAM Points: 124, vs. Louisiana Tech, March 18, 1989 Field Goals: 48, vs. Louisiana Tech, March 18, 1989 Field Goal Attempts: 98, vs. Louisiana Tech, March 18, 1989 Field Goal Percentage: .660 (35-53), vs. Illinois State, March 16, 1987 3-Point Field Goals: 13, vs. UNC Charlotte, March 14, 1999 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 28, vs. Syracuse, March 30, 2003; vs. UNC Charlotte, March 14, 1999 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 10 attempts): .556 (10-for-18) vs. South Carolina State, March 20, 2003 Free Throws: 24 vs. Missouri, March 23, 2002; vs. Xavier, March 17, 2002 Free Throw Attempts: 36 vs. Louisville, March 24, 1988 Free Throw Percentage (min. 10 attempts): .900 (18-for-20), vs. North Carolina A&T, March 14, 1985 Rebounds: 62, vs. Louisiana Tech, March 18, 1989 Assists: 31, vs. Auburn, March 19, 1988 Turnovers: 21 vs. Manhattan, March 16, 1995 Blocks: 10, vs. Texas, March 10, 1979 Steals: 16, vs. Louisiana Tech, March 18, 1989; vs. Auburn, March 19, 1988

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NCAA TOURNAMENT INDIVIDUAL HIGHS OKLAHOMA

OPPONENTS

u POINTS

u POINTS

1. 37, Stacey King vs. Auburn, 3/19/88 2. 36, Wayman Tisdale vs. Dayton, 3/17/84 3. 34, Mookie Blaylock vs. Louisiana Tech, 3/18/89 34, Harvey Grant vs. Louisville, 3/24/88 5. 33, Blake Griffin vs. Michigan, 3/21/09 6. 29, Blake Griffin vs. Syracuse, 3/27/09 29, Wayman Tisdale vs. Illinois State, 3/16/85 8. 28, Tony Crocker vs. Syracuse, 3/27/09 28, Blake Griffin vs. Morgan State, 3/19/09 28, Stacey King vs. East Tennessee State, 3/16/89 28, Stacey King vs. Villanova, 3/26/88 28, Tim McCalister vs. Pittsburgh, 3/15/87 28, Wayman Tisdale vs. North Carolina A&T, 3/14/85

1. 41, Roosevelt Chapman, Dayton, 3/17/84 2. 35, Reggie Lewis, Northeastern, 3/13/86 3. 31, Danny Manning, Kansas, 4/4/88 31, Sean Elliott, Arizona, 4/2/88 5. 30, Kurk Lee, Towson State, 3/15/90 6. 29, Larry Bird, Indiana State, 3/15/79 7. 28, Romain Sato, Xavier, 3/17/02 28, Bryant Stith, Virginia, 3/23/89 9. 27, Brian Wethers, California, 3/22/03 10. 26, Boo Davis, UW-Milwaukee, 3/16/06 26, Andrae Patterson, Indiana (OT), 3/12/98 26, Kevin Gamble, Iowa (OT), 3/20/87

u REBOUNDS

u REBOUNDS

1. 18, Danny Manning, Kansas, 4/4/88 2. 16, Karl Malone, Louisiana Tech (OT), 3/21/85 3. 15, Juan Mendez, Niagara, 3/17/05 15, Greg Dennis, East Tennessee State, 3/16/89 15, Reggie Lewis, Northeastern, 3/13/86 15, Larry Bird, Indiana State, 3/15/79 7. 14, Justin Hawkins, Utah, 3/19/05 14, Brent Dabbs, Virginia, 3/23/89 14, Pervis Ellison, Louisville, 3/24/88 14, Keith Lee, Memphis State, 3/24/85

1. 17, Blake Griffin vs. Michigan, 3/21/09 17, Harvey Grant vs. Tulsa, 3/13/87 3. 16, Blake Griffin vs. North Carolina, 3/29/09 4. 15, Taj Gray vs. Utah, 3/19/05 15, Eduardo Najera vs. UNC Charlotte, 3/14/99 15, Stacey King vs. Louisiana Tech, 3/18/89 7. 14, Blake Griffin vs. Syracuse, 3/27/09 14, William Davis vs. North Carolina, 3/17/90 14, David Johnson vs. Northeastern, 3/13/86 10. 13, Blake Griffin vs. Morgan State, 3/19/09 13, Taj Gray vs. Niagara, 3/17/05 13, Eduardo Najera vs. Arizona, 3/12/99 13, Wayman Tisdale vs. Memphis State, 3/24/85

u ASSISTS

1. 12, Andre Turner, Memphis State, 3/24/85 2. 10, Brevin Knight, Stanford, 3/14/97 10, B.J. Armstrong, Iowa (OT), 3/20/87 4. 8, Luke Walton, Arizona, 3/21/02 8, Levan Alston, Temple, 3/15/96 8, John Crotty, Virginia, 3/23/89 8, William Howard, Auburn, 3/19/88 8, Alan Davis, Louisiana Tech (OT), 3/21/85 8, Wayne Smith, Louisiana Tech (OT), 3/21/85 8, Larry Schellenberg, Dayton, 3/17/84

u ASSISTS

1. 11, Terrell Everett vs. UW-Milwaukee, 3/16/06 11, John Ontjes vs. Manhattan, 3/16/95 11, John McCullough vs. Texas, 3/10/79 4. 9, Mookie Blaylock vs. Chattanooga, 3/16/89 9, Mookie Blaylock vs. Auburn, 3/19/88 9, Linwood Davis vs. Northeastern, 3/13/86 9, Tim McCalister vs. Dayton, 3/17/84 8. 8, Alex Spaulding vs. UNC Charlotte, 3/14/99 8, Michael Johnson vs. Arizona, 3/12/99 8, Ricky Grace vs. Arizona, 4/2/88 8, Ricky Grace vs. Louisville, 3/24/88 8, Ricky Grace vs. Auburn, 3/19/88 8, Dave Sieger vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga, 3/17/88 8, Ricky Grace vs. Iowa (OT), 3/20/87 8, Linwood Davis vs. North Carolina A&T, 3/14/85

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NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAM HIGHS OKLAHOMA u POINTS 1. 124 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1989 2. 108 vs. Louisville, 1988 3. 107 vs. Auburn, 1988 4. 96 vs. Pittsburgh, 1987 96 vs. North Carolina A&T, 1985 u FIELD GOALS 1. 48 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1989 2. 41 vs. Auburn, 1988 41 vs. Texas, 1979 4. 39 vs. Louisville, 1988 39 vs. North Carolina A&T, 1985 u FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 1. 98 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1989 2. 82 vs. Pittsburgh, 1987 3. 76 vs. Auburn, 1988 4. 74 vs. Niagara, 2005 74 vs. Louisville, 1988 74 vs. North Carolina A&T, 1985 u FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 1. .660 vs. Illinois State, 1985 2. .622 vs. Texas, 1979 3. .604 vs. Morgan State, 2009 4. .576 vs. UT-Chattanooga, 1988 5. .571 vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2008 u 3-POINT FIELD GOALS 1. 13 vs. UNC Charlotte, 1999 2. 10 vs. South Carolina State, 2003 10 vs. Arizona, 2002 10 vs. Winthrop, 2000 10 vs. Arizona, 1999 10 vs. Indiana (OT), 1998 10 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1989 10 vs. Kansas, 1988 10 vs. Louisville, 1988 u 3-POINT FG ATTEMPTS 1. 28 vs. Syracuse, 2003 28 vs. UNC Charlotte, 1999 3. 27 vs. Temple, 1996 4. 25 vs. Arizona, 2002 25 vs. Arizona, 1999 u 3-POINT FG PCT. (MIN. 10 ATTEMPTS) 1. .556 (10-for-18) vs. S.C. State, 2003 2. .538 (7-for-13) vs. California, 2003 3. .529 (9-for-17) vs. Auburn, 1988 4. .526 (10-for-19) vs. Louisville, 1988 5. .500 (7-for-14) vs. Missouri, 2002 .500 (7-for-14) vs. Iowa (OT), 1987 .500 (7-for-14) vs. Pittsburgh, 1987

OPPONENTS

u FREE THROWS 1. 24 vs. Missouri, 2002 24 vs. Xavier, 2002 3. 22 vs. UNC Charlotte, 1999 22 vs. Arizona, 1988 5. 21 vs. Southwestern Louisiana, 1992

u POINTS 1. 98, Louisville, 1988 2. 94, Indiana, 1998 3. 93, Pittsburgh, 1987 93, Iowa, 1987 93, Indiana State, 1979

u FREE THROW ATTEMPTS 1. 36 vs. Louisville, 1988 2. 34 vs. Arizona, 1988 3. 32 vs. Morgan State, 2009 32 vs. Missouri, 2002 5. 31 vs. UNC Charlotte, 1999

u FIELD GOALS 1. 40, Louisville, 1988 2. 38, Pittsburgh, 1987 3. 35, Kansas, 1988 35, North Carolina A&T, 1985 35, Indiana State, 1979

u FREE THROW PCT. (MIN. 10 ATTEMPTS) 1. .900 (18-for-20) vs. N. C. A&T, 1985 2. .889 (16-for-18) vs. Arizona, 2002 3. .867 (13-for-15) vs. Niagara, 2005 4. .857 (24-for-28) vs. Xavier, 2002 .857 (12-for-14) vs. Winthrop, 2000

u FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 1. 84, Auburn, 1988 84, Louisiana Tech, 1985 3. 79, Texas, 1979 4. 77, Morgan State, 2009 77, Louisiana Tech, 1989

u REBOUNDS 1. 62 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1989 2. 48 vs. Niagara, 2005 3. 47 vs. Illinois-Chicago, 2002 4. 46 vs. Towson State, 1990 46 vs. Dayton, 1984

u FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 1. .636, Kansas, 1988 2. .595, Utah, 2005 3. .593, Louisville, 2008 .593, Indiana, 1998 5. .583, Indiana State, 1979

u ASSISTS 1. 31 vs. Auburn, 1988 2. 28 vs. Texas, 1979 3. 25 vs. Louisville, 1988 25 vs. UT-Chattanooga, 1988 5. 24 vs. Illinois State, 1985 24 vs. North Carolina A&T, 1985

u 3-POINT FIELD GOALS 1. 9, Louisville, 2008 9, Indiana, 1998 9, Temple, 1996 4. 8, Indiana, 2002 8, Xavier, 2002 8, UNC Charlotte, 1999 8, Auburn, 1988 8, Tulsa, 1987

u TURNOVERS 1. 21 vs. Manhattan, 1995 2. 20 vs. Towson State, 1990 3. 19 vs. Syracuse, 2003 4. 18 vs. Syracuse, 2009 18 vs. UW-Milwaukee, 2006

u 3-POINT FG ATTEMPTS 1. 28, Niagara, 2005 2. 27, Michigan, 2009 3. 24, Syracuse, 2009 24, Auburn, 1988 5. 23, Morgan State, 2009 23, UNC Charlotte, 1999 23, Arizona, 1988

u BLOCKED SHOTS 1. 10 vs. Texas, 1979 2. 9 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1989 3. 8 vs. Louisiana Tech (OT), 1985 4. 6 vs. Morgan State, 2009 6 vs. Indiana State (OT), 2001 6 vs. Southwestern Louisiana, 1992

u 3-POINT FG PCT. (MIN. 10 ATTEMPTS) 1. .700 (7-for-10), North Carolina, 1990 2. .615 (8-for-13), Indiana, 2002 3. .529 (9-for-17), Louisville, 2008 4. .500 (9-for-18), Indiana, 1998 5. .474 (9-for-19), Temple, 1996

u STEALS 1. 16 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1989 16 vs. Auburn, 1988 3. 14 vs. Iowa, 1987 4. 13 vs. Syracuse, 2003 13 vs. Kansas, 1988 13 vs. Louisville, 1988 13 vs. Pittsburgh, 1987

u FREE THROWS 1. 27, Virginia, 1989 2. 26, UW-Milwaukee, 2006 3. 24, Stanford, 1997 24, Manhattan, 1995 5. 23, Indiana State, 1979`

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u FREE THROW ATTEMPTS 1. 36, Virginia, 1989 2. 35, Manhattan, 1995 3. 34, Missouri, 2002 34, Indiana State, 1979 5. 33, Indiana, 2002 u FREE THROW PCT. (MIN. 10 ATTEMPTS) 1. .938 (15-for-16), North Carolina, 2009 2. .913 (21-for-23), Auburn, 1988 3. .867 (13-for-15), Niagara, 2005 4. .864 (19-for-22) E. Tenn. State, 1989 5. .857 (12-for-14), Texas, 1947 u REBOUNDS 1. 57, Auburn, 1988 2. 50, Indiana State, 1979 3. 48, Louisiana Tech, 1989 4. 46, Northeastern, 1986 46, Louisiana Tech, 1985 u ASSISTS 1. 26, Louisiana Tech, 1985 2. 24, Louisville, 2008 3. 23, Pittsburgh, 1987 4. 21, Iowa, 1987 5. 19, Indiana, 2002 19, DePaul, 1986 19, Memphis State, 1985 u TURNOVERS 1. 29, Louisiana Tech, 1989 2. 26, UT-Chattanooga, 1988 3. 25, Auburn, 1988 4. 24, Syracuse, 2003 5. 23, Kansas, 1988 23, Indiana State, 1979 u BLOCKED SHOTS 1. 8, Indiana, 2002 2. 7, Louisiana Tech, 1989 3. 6, Xavier, 2002 4. 5, North Carolina, 1990 5, Memphis State, 1985 5, Indiana, 1983 u STEALS 1. 13, Syracuse, 2003 13, Manhattan, 1995 3. 11, Kansas, 1988 11, Louisiana Tech, 1985 5. 10, Syracuse, 2009 10, Arizona, 1999 10, North Carolina, 1990 10, Memphis State, 1985


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NCAA TOURNAMENT CATEGORY LEADERS u GAMES PLAYED 1. 12, Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 12, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989) 3. 11, Dave Sieger (1986, 1987, 1988) 4. 10, Terrence Mullins (1988, 1989, 1990) 10, Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 10, David Johnson (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 7. 9, Jabahri Brown (2002, 2003) 9, Ebi Ere (2002, 2003) 9, Quannas White (2002, 2003) 9, Mookie Blaylock (1988, 1989) 9, Ricky Grace (1987, 1988) 9, Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 9, Tim McCalister (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) u MINUTES PLAYED 1. 393, Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 2. 365, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989) 3. 362, Tim McCalister (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 4. 345, Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 5. 337, Mookie Blaylock (1988, 1989) 6. 310, Ricky Grace (1987, 1988) 7. 306, Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 8. 282, Dave Sieger (1986, 1987, 1988) 9. 265, Ebi Ere (2002, 2003) 10. 257, Wayman Tisdale (1983, 1984, 1985) u POINTS 1. 246, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989) 2. 170, Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 3. 158, Wayman Tisdale (1983, 1984, 1985) 4. 153, Tim McCalister (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 5. 140, Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 6. 138, Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 7. 134, Blake Griffin (2008, 2009) 8. 132, Mookie Blaylock (1988, 1989) 9. 120, Ebi Ere (2002, 2003) 10. 118, Aaron McGhee (2001, 2002) u FIELD GOALS 1. 102, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989) 2. 66, Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 66, Wayman Tisdale (1983, 1984, 1985) 4. 61, Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 61, Tim McCalister (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 6. 56, Blake Griffin (2008, 2009) 7. 52, Mookie Blaylock (1988, 1989) 8. 48, Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 9. 45, Ebi Ere (2002, 2003) 10. 39, Aaron McGhee (2001, 2002) u FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 1. 185, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989) 2. 136, Tim McCalister (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 3. 126, Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 4. 123, Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 5. 121, Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 6. 116, Mookie Blaylock (1988, 1989) 7. 112, Ebi Ere (2002, 2003) 8. 109, Wayman Tisdale (1983, 1984, 1985) 9. 78, Aaron McGhee (2001, 2002) 10. 77, David Johnson (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987)

u FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE (MIN. 40 ATTEMPTS) 1. .778, Blake Griffin (2008, 2009) 2. .606, Wayman Tisdale (1983, 1984, 1985) 3. .551, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989) 4. .548, Jabahri Brown (2002, 2003) 5. .545, Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 6. .500, Taj Gray (2005, 2006) .500, Aaron McGhee (2001, 2002) 8. .496, Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 9. .494, David Johnson (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 10. .493, Anthony Bowie (1985, 1986) u 3-POINT FIELD GOALS 1. 21, Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 2. 20, Dave Sieger (1986, 1987, 1988) 3. 14, David Godbold (2005, 2006, 2008) 14, Mookie Blaylock (1988, 1989) 14, Ricky Grace (1987, 1988) 6. 13, Tim McCalister (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 7. 11, Eric Martin (1999) 8. 10, Ebi Ere (2002, 2003) 9. 9, Willie Warren (2009) 9, Eduardo Najera (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) 9, Terrence Mullins (1988, 1989, 1990)

u FREE THROW ATTEMPTS 1. 69, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989) 2. 55, Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 3. 44, David Johnson (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 4. 43, Ricky Grace (1987, 1988) 5. 42, Blake Griffin (2008, 2009) 42, Aaron McGhee (2001, 2002) 7. 35, Wayman Tisdale (1983, 1984, 1985) 8. 29, Ebi Ere (2002, 2003) 9. 28, Gerald Tucker (1943, 1947) 10. 27, Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 27, Tim McCalister (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) u FREE THROW PERCENTAGE (MIN. 20 ATTEMPTS) 1. .857 (36-42), Aaron McGhee (2001, 2002) 2. .840 (21-25), Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 3. .821 (23-28), Gerald Tucker (1943, 1947) 4. .808 (21-26), Quannas White (2002, 2003) 5. .760 (19-25), William Davis (1989, 1990) 6. .744 (32-43), Ricky Grace (1987, 1988) 7. .743 (26-35), Wayman Tisdale (1983, 1984, 1985) 8. .722 (26-36), Ebi Ere (2002, 2003) 9. .691 (38-55), Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 10. .667 (18-27), Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) .667 (18-27), Tim McCalister (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987)

u 3-POINT FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 1. 60, Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 2. 52, Dave Sieger (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988) 3. 43, Ricky Grace (1987, 1988) 4. 39, Ebi Ere (2002, 2003) 5. 38, Mookie Blaylock (1988, 1989) 6. 29, Tony Crocker (2008, 2009) 7. 27, Eduardo Najera (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) 8. 26, Willie Warren (2009) 9. 23, David Godbold (2005, 2006, 2008) 23, Kelley Newton (2000, 2001)

u REBOUNDS 1. 93, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989) 2. 73, Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 3. 71, Blake Griffin (2008, 2009) 71, Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 5. 68, Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 6. 67, Wayman Tisdale (1983, 1984, 1985) 7. 57, Ebi Ere (2002, 2003) 8. 55, David Johnson (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 9. 52, Eduardo Najera (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) 10. 48, Aaron McGhee (2001, 2002)

u 3-PT. FG PERCENTAGE (MIN. 15 ATTEMPTS) .609 (14-23), David Godbold (2005, 2006, 2008) .590 (13-22), Tim McCalister (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) .500 (11-22), Eric Martin (1999) .500 (9-18), Terrence Mullins (1988, 1989, 1990) .400 (6-15), Austin Johnson (2006, 2008, 2009) .385 (20-52), Dave Sieger (1986, 1987, 1988) .375 (6-16), Nate Erdmann (1996, 1997) .375 (6-16), Skeeter Henry (1989, 1990) .368 (7-19), Tim Heskett (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001) .368 (14-38), Mookie Blaylock (1988, 1989)

u ASSISTS 1. 57, Ricky Grace (1987, 1988) 2. 52, Mookie Blaylock (1988, 1989) 3. 50, Tim McCalister (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 4. 45, Dave Sieger (1986, 1987, 1988) 5. 41, Quannas White (2002, 2003) 6. 37, Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 7. 35, Anthony Bowie (1985, 1986) 8. 28, Darryl Kennedy (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 9. 25, Austin Johnson (2006, 2008, 2009) 25, Linwood Davis (1985, 1986)

u FREE THROWS 1. 42, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989) 2. 38, Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 3. 36, Aaron McGhee (2001, 2002) 4. 32, Ricky Grace (1987, 1988) 5. 26, Wayman Tisdale (1983, 1984, 1985) 6. 24, David Johnson (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987) 7. 23, Gerald Tucker (1943, 1947) 8. 22, Blake Griffin (2008, 2009) 9. 21, Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 21, Quannas White (2002, 2003)

u BLOCKED SHOTS 1. 17, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989) 2. 12, Wayman Tisdale (1983, 1984, 1985) 3. 8, Harvey Grant (1987, 1988) 4. 7, Ryan Humphrey (1998, 1999) 5. 6, Johnnie Gilbert (2001, 2003, 2005) 6, Eduardo Najera (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) 6, Renzi Stone (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 9.

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u STEALS 1. 32, Mookie Blaylock (1988, 1989) 2. 28, Ricky Grace (1987, 1988) 3. 21, Dave Sieger (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988) 4. 17, Hollis Price (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) 5. 15, Stacey King (1987, 1988, 1989)


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M’Baye could be key to Oklahoma revival By Jon Rothstein CBS New York September 20, 2012

“His mentality is to score,” Kruger said of Hield. “He can really fill things up in a hurry.” With this triumvirate of freshmen on the perimeter plus M’Baye, Kruger has four quality players to add to five returning starters. While Oklahoma only managed to win five games in conference play last season, doubling that total doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility if everything breaks right.

Amath M’Baye might be the most impactful newcomer in college basketball that no one really knows about. The 6-9 forward started his career at Wyoming and led the Cowboys in rebounding in 2011 before he transferred to Oklahoma. Now with two seasons of eligibility remaining, M’Baye seems primed to play a major role for the Sooners during the upcoming season.

“Our depth will be much different,” Kruger said. “We have more guys that can play now and the competition for time will be really, really good. We should be a tough, rangy athletic type of team.”

“He got as much out of the transfer year as anyone I’ve even been around,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said of M’Baye, who averaged 12 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in 2010-11 at Wyoming. “He’s been great. He’s a really versatile player that can attack you in a number of ways.”

One that has all the requisites to make a jump in the Big 12.

The addition of M’Baye should also give Kruger a potential secondary offensive option to take pressure off guard Steven Pledger, who led the Sooners in scoring last year at 16.2 points per game. “Steven’s a terrific shooter and he’s got a great feel,” Kruger said of Pledger, who shot an impressive 41.6% from three-point range last season as a junior. “But now with Amath, he’s got someone who can help him. Amath’s got an interesting game in the sense that he’s most comfortable in that mid range area. He knows how to find seams in the defense and get baskets.” “He’s a first round pick,” a Division One coach that’s familiar with M’Baye’s game said. “There’s no doubt.” With M’Baye and fellow seniors Romero Osby and Andrew Fitzgerald, Kruger has three capable players that should be able to match up with most front courts in the Big 12. Osby led Oklahoma in rebounding last year at 7.3 per game and tallied seven double-doubles. Heady play maker Sam Grooms returns at point guard and Cameron Clark is also back after showing flashes of being a capable scorer as a sophomore. Now a junior, the 6-6 Clark scored in double figures in five of the Sooners final seven games in 2011-12. Kruger also brings in three talented freshmen guards — Buddy Hield, Je’lon Hornbeak, and Isaiah Cousins that should all be in the mix for major minutes immediately. “The thing I like about our freshmen class is they come from winning pedigree,” Kruger said. “They expect to have success.” While Hornbeak could possibly push Grooms at point guard and Cousins figures to play both back court spots, Hield may have the biggest chance out of this trio to make a big splash thanks to his ability to score. The 6-3 guard averaged almost three 3-pointers a game as a high school senior and has an uncanny knack to put defenders on their heels.

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Sweet 16: Andrew Fitzgerald, Oklahoma By Matt Bracken The Baltimore Sun October 9, 2012

that we have, all starting five guys are returning, that’s the real big key for us. That leadership, some of that senior leadership we have is really a key for us. I feel like that’s a big factor that we want to have this year.”

At 6 feet 8, 235 pounds, Andrew Fitzgerald is arguably the most recognizable big man on Oklahoma’s campus. He goes to Sooners football games and “every other sporting event” on campus that he can. He is an Academic All-Big 12 honoree with a 3.3 GPA majoring in leadership and administration with a minor in history.

Fitzgerald says that the first three years of his college career “flew by.” He’s looking forward to playing pro basketball after graduation, and pursuing a career in business after that. But for now, he’s savoring every last bit of his senior year, and doing everything in his power to make sure his college career ends in the NCAA tournament.

And on the basketball court, Fitzgerald, a senior power forward, is one of Oklahoma’s steadiest performers. In Norman, Fitzgerald found what he was searching for during a high school career that spanned four high schools in four years: stability.

“That’s a major accomplishment,” Fitzgerald said. “Everyone has goals for this year. … We can definitely do it. That’s one of my big goals, to accomplish that – to say in my life that I’ve been to the NCAA tournament.”

“I didn’t want to go through the changes that I went through in high school,” said Fitzgerald, who attended St. Frances, Towson Catholic, Owings Mills and Brewster (N.H.) Academy. “I think the big key for me was just coming out here and staying out here. Whatever adversity I had to go through, just fighting through it, keep playing. That was a big key for me – a really big key for my family. Get stability out there and just go from there.” Fitzgerald’s college career hasn’t been without complication. As a freshman, Fitzgerald averaged just 4.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 15.7 minutes per game. He quickly discovered how much harder he’d have to work to be successful in the Big 12. “I was too heavy to play in this conference,” he said. “I was 6-8, 265, 270. Sometimes I have to change my game. [I added a] midrange jump shot [and tried to] keep my low-post skills. I just kept working it. I kept working it, weight started going down.” After averaging 12.6 points and 5.0 rebounds as a sophomore, Fitzgerald put up 12.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a junior. His almost predictable production was a boon for first-year coach Lon Kruger last season, but the Sooners struggled through a 15-16 season, which included a 5-13 mark in conference play. “[It’s tough] knowing that we gave away games,” Fitzgerald said. “We would get in so many games, and we gave away seven games that we had the halftime lead. Little mistakes just piled up on us. That was really big for us.” But despite the disappointment of his junior year, Fitzgerald is optimistic heading into his final season with the Sooners. Part of that is based on his own production. Fitzgerald was unstoppable at times, most notably in a February game against Iowa State when he shot 11-for-19 from the field for a career-high 27 points. He also poured in 21 points on 9-for-10 shooting in a win over No. 18 Kansas State. He plans to continue playing the role of leader and low-post presence on a Sooners squad that returns all five starters. “The talent is there. It’s just about us putting everything together and working as hard as we can,” Fitzgerald said. “The talent level

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Sooners, picked seventh, have nothing to hide By John Shinn The Norman Transcript October 12, 2012 NORMAN — No one associated with Oklahoma basketball will likely work for the CIA. The Sooners make little attempt to keep secrets. Wander by Lloyd Noble Center at 5 p.m. today and you can watch their first practice of the 2012-13 season. If that’s not convenient enough, the practice will be streamed live on soonersports.tv. The Sooners don’t have anything to hide. “We don’t have any secrets,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “This game always comes down to execution and doing it well enough to get the result that you want. I think this will be good for the people that want to tune in and find out about what’s going on. Hopefully, they’ll get to know the players a little bit better. In the long run, I hope it will encourage them to come out to Lloyd Noble Center and be part of the crowd.” The Sooners firmly believe this is a season that won’t end with a loss in the Big 12 tournament. OU returns its top six scorers from last season’s 15-16 squad, including all five starters. All told, 88 percent of their scoring, 81 percent of their rebounding and 78 percent of their assists from last season will be in the practice gym today. Steven Pledger and Romero Osby are the Big 12’s leading returning scorer (16.2 points per game) and rebounder (7.3 rebounds per game), respectively. Point guard Sam Grooms ranked second in the league in assists last year (6.0 per game). Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Amath M’Baye, a transfer from Wyoming who practiced with the Sooners last season, will also be on the court. “We’re a much deeper and more athletic team on the whole,” Kruger said. “There’s gonna be better competition for time, internally. We’ll be able to keep people fresher in ballgames, which is great.” OU was picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 Conference in the coaches poll that was released on Thursday. It might sound like a slight, but the league easily placed six teams in the NCAA Tournament last season. Exceeding expectations by one spot can mean the end of a three-year absence from March Madness. “I hope that’s the case,” Grooms said. “More importantly, I just think we need to push ourselves above 20 wins this year. It’s really possible with the returning people we have and with guys being better than we were last year and the guys we’ve added. This could be a really good year.” If you don’t believe Grooms, check out for yourself. The Sooners will live stream their first eight practices. “I think if we can get more people to take an interest, then we’re all for it,” Kruger said.

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Three captains named for Oklahoma By Stephanie Kuzydym The Oklahoman October 17, 2012 The men’s basketball team voted and Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger announced the men’s basketball team will be led by two senior and one junior captains. Seniors Andrew Fitzgerald and Romero Osby and junior Amath M’Baye are the 2012-2013 captains for the Sooners. “We’ve had a lot of guys step up and work hard in the offseason, but it’s no surprise, as indicated by the vote of their teammates, that Romero, Andrew and Amath were selected as captains,” Kruger said. “Those guys have done an excellent job consistently with workouts as well as on campus and in the community, and their teammates obviously respect that. They want what’s best for the team and they’re all about working to make each other better every day and representing well, and for those three it comes pretty naturally.” Osby started all 31 games last season averaging 12.9 points, a team-high 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shot in 30.2 minutes per game. Fitzgerald has started the last 64 games for Oklahoma, finishing last season third in team scoring. M’Baye is making his debut with the Sooners this season after transferring from Wyoming and sitting out last season due to NCAA’s transfer rules. The three captains will lead the Oklahoma men’s basketball team during the first home exhibition game against Washburn at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2.

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Transfer Amath M’Baye had a good summer camp By Guerin Emig Tulsa World October 18, 2012

“He’s really been working on his game,” he said. “He can play outside just as well as he can play inside now. I think the biggest thing with him is to make sure he comes in confident. If he’s confident, the sky’s the limit.”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There is a 55-second YouTube video that shows exactly why Oklahoma basketball fans feel safe to be excited again.

M’Baye’s invitation to Adidas Nations should only feed his ego. Among players the event’s website touts as having taken part in the past: Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, Tyreke Evans, Antawn Jamison and Eric Gordon, plus Oklahoma City Thunder players James Harden, Serge Ibaka, Daequan Cook and Cole Aldrich.

It features Amath M’Baye, the Sooners’ Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, dunking. And sending someone’s shot straight to the floor. And hitting 3s from the corner, from one wing and then from the other. And then dunking again.

Last summer, it was M’Baye’s turn to tutor some of the nation’s top high school talent, and scrimmage with fellow counselors in between the high schoolers’ games.

OU saw a lot of this from M’Baye last year in practice, where the 6-foot-9 forward spent all of his time after transferring from Wyoming. This, however, was no OU practice.

“I hadn’t played all year,” M’Baye said, “and I was able to scrimmage and play against very good competition to see where I stood. Anytime you play against such good players, it makes you feel better about yourself.”

This was a highlight reel from the Adidas Nations camp last August near Long Beach. This was M’Baye among fellow college counselors like Duke’s Mason Plumlee, Louisville’s Peyton Siva and Murray State All-American Isaiah Canaan.

M’Baye feels pretty good going into his junior season, his first as a Sooner. That has the Sooners feeling much better.

M’Baye had been invited to join the cast. And here he was proving he belonged on stage.

“It’s very good motivation to see that people actually see my improvement and see how I work and are confident that I’m going to be a factor in the Big 12,” M’Baye said. “It makes me want to work harder to make sure I don’t disappoint all of these people that believe in me.”

“I thought I did OK,” he said Wednesday from Big 12 Media Day. “I heard he did really well,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “I didn’t see any of that, but all of the comments back were he held his own very well against other very good players.” Here is a sample, from on-the-scene Hoopsworld.com college basketball editor Yannis Koutroupis: “Somewhat of a mystery going into the Nations, M’Baye earned himself a lot of attention for this upcoming season at Oklahoma.” This is why the Sooners were so excited as they closed down their 15-16 2011-12 season, their third straight losing effort since Blake Griffin skipped town. Help was on the way. They had seen what M’Baye could do. They figured with another offseason of work, he could do even more. “He’s fine-tuned his jump shot,” guard Sam Grooms said. “I think he’s in better shape. He’s always been athletic, but he looks even more athletic this year. He can do more. He’s better. “It’ll be exciting to watch, I promise you that.” M’Baye’s offseason wasn’t all California camp flash. There were plenty of non-glamorous early mornings. “He was in there at seven o’clock, and lifting at 7:05,” Kruger said. “That’s just his routine.” “Always in the gym,” forward Romero Osby said. “We’d get in there together and compete against each other.” And what did Osby notice?

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Deeper, more athletic Sooners look to play up-tempo By Guerin Emig Tulsa World October 21, 2012

Neal had nine points and four rebounds. Clark had 13 and 11. Pledger scored eight points behind a pair of 3s. There was plenty of ugly, to be sure.

NORMAN — There came a point during Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage where Oklahoma showed exactly how it wanted to play this season, beginning when Amath M’Baye rose for a defensive rebound and zipped an outlet pass to Steven Pledger.

“A good reminder we’ve got to improve our habits, improve a lot of things,” Kruger said. “But I’m still excited about this group.” If nothing else, they should be more exciting to watch.

“Good!” coach Lon Kruger yelled from the bench. “Now finish it!” Finish Pledger did. He caught M’Baye’s outlet and attacked immediately, swooping to the basket from the right wing before laying it in with his right hand. This is a deeper Sooners team than Kruger’s first bunch a year ago. It is their most athletic since Willie Warren, Juan Pattillo and Blake and Taylor Griffin soared to an Elite Eight appearance in 2009. It stands to reason the Sooners want to play faster than they did last season. “A lot faster,” Andrew Fitzgerald confirmed. “A lot faster,” Pledger echoed. “We’ve got more bodies. We can exert ourselves more.” M’Baye is now aboard after sitting out last year due to NCAA transfer policy. He and Cameron Clark are OU’s most explosive players. Freshman guards Isaiah Cousins, Buddy Hield and Je’lon Hornbeak join Pledger, M’Baye, Clark, Sam Grooms and Tyler Neal around the perimeter. Three rookies were occasionally out of control Saturday, but you could also see their influence. “The three as a group bring athletic ability, good ranginess, good activity defensively, enthusiasm,” Kruger said. “They love to play, love to compete. Just tremendous upside.” Hield scored 16 points in the scrimmage. Cousins chalked up 10. Hornbeak hit a pair of 3-pointers. It wasn’t so much that they scored, though. It was that they ran. “I think we’ll have more speed coming out of the backcourt,” Kruger said, “more ability to push it.” That generally wasn’t the case a year ago. Kruger tightened his rotation as the season wore on, by necessity. The Sooners went 1-8 in February and 3-11 over their last 14 games. Several players showed up Saturday. “ ‘Ro’ did a lot of good things,” Kruger said of forward Romero Osby, who put up 24 points and eight rebounds. “I thought Tyler Neal did a lot of good things. I thought the three freshman guards did some good things as a group.”

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Junior transfer brings a different dimension to Sooner game By John Shinn The Norman Transcript October 30, 2012

the time. When you have two or three guys out there who have proven themselves as leaders saying something, it’s always good for the team to have two or three guys who can be leaders. So having him in the locker room will help us as well.”

NORMAN — It’s been nearly two years since Amath M’Baye played in an official college basketball game. Since then everything has changed. He’s left Wyoming for Oklahoma, added muscle to his lean 6-foot9 frame.

That is something M’Baye admits he was never asked to do at Wyoming. The last time he played a college basketball game, he was a scorer — plain and simple. Now, he’s in situation where the Sooners’ hopes for playing beyond the second weekend in March hinge on him scoring and doing a lot more.

The obscurity of playing in the Mountain West has been replaced with the bright lights of the Big 12 Conference.

M’Baye has long legs, but it’s still a giant stride he’s being asked to make. He’s had plenty of time to make the adjustment.

M’Baye is also projected as the final piece that allows the Sooners to end a three-year NCAA Tournament drought.

“I have a lot more responsibilities,” he said. ”I think my game changed in the way that I work on my skills. I worked on different aspects of the game. I’ve watched the game a lot. I’ve watched film from all of our games, our practices. I just try to make good choices and make sure I can help this team the best way.”

That’s a lot of weight for any player to carry. But the junior from France doesn’t seem to mind. “High expectations mean you’ve been doing a good job of doing what you do, so that’s the way I see it. I see it with a lot of pride,” he said. “I’m really excited people expect a lot from me. It’s a lot of pressure, but there is always going to be pressure for me in this world of basketball in college, or once you become a pro. You just have to focus on your game and helping your team the best way you can.” M’Baye brings physical attributes OU has lacked the last two seasons. There isn’t one specific area that limited it to a 15-16 season. The Sooners had a lot of holes. Nevertheless, adding a forward, who can score (12.0 points a game as a sophomore in 2011 at Wyoming), rebound (5.7 boards a game that season) and block shots (one a game), helps plug a lot of them. Players and coaches raved about M’Baye’s potential while he spent last season playing on the scout team due to NCAA transfer rules. “Amath brings versatility, a great motor, great energy, (the ability to run) the floor and effort to the board. He’s just engaged all the time,” said OU coach Lon Kruger, who is entering his second season. “When you think about a player like that, and you get that many minutes that he’s going to play on the floor at that high level of competitiveness and engagement and productivity; that’s a big boost right off the top.” That will be on display when the Sooners play their first of two exhibition games at 7 p.m. on Friday when Washburn visits Lloyd Noble Center. The athletic ability should be easy to see. M’Baye has a forward’s size, but glides like a guard. He isn’t a back-tobasket player. He can play on the perimeter. It will help a team that possesses the Big 12’s leading-returning rebounder (Romero Osby) and scorer (Steven Pledger). However, Osby sees additional benefits from M’Baye’s presence. “He will bring a different tone of leadership because he leads vocally and by example as well,” he said. “I think sometimes people get tired of hearing that same voice in the locker room all

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OU, Navy SEALs train together By Guerin Emig Tulsa World October 30, 2012

“I don’t know if that one day of physical stuff will be the difference in a game,” guard Tyler Neal said. “But I think just taking that and building on it each day, yeah, I think it’ll help.”

NORMAN — The thing Sam Grooms remembers is being submerged from the neck down in water more fit for polar bears, and then crawling along the ground like sloths. “In mud,” said Amath M’Baye, Grooms’ Oklahoma basketball teammate. “They had me lifting logs.” “Big 60-pound logs that you had to carry as a group,” Grooms said. “You had to turn a certain way. You couldn’t cheat the drill.” Cheating at anything when you’re being trained by a Navy SEAL is a particularly bad idea. Which is why the Sooners took their recent session with SEAL chief special warfare operator Rob Stella last month very seriously. “It was for real,” Grooms said. “Everything that he said was true. He said he was gonna find out a lot about us in a short amount of time. He did.” The key was for the Sooners to learn just as much about themselves. The idea is that will pay off as the 2012-13 season grinds into February. OU went 1-8 over that month last year. The Sooners made a habit of playing teams close for a while, then fading late. They’ve done that a lot, actually, since Blake Griffin left school. Their February record over the past three years is 3-21. It is a program crying for toughness. So when word got out that Stella was going to be available, well, why not? “The lacrosse team on campus, their coach called us and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got the SEALs coming in. Would you guys like to partake?’” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “I checked with the players and they were very intrigued by it.” So Sept. 11, both men’s and women’s basketball teams joined lacrosse players and members of OU’s ROTC. They pushed around monster truck tires and logs that looked more like telephone poles. They did pushups and bear-crawled under bridges formed by their teammates. Stella oversaw the two-hour session, barking things like: “You learn to play out of your comfort zone, your opponents will not be able to match you.” And: “Situational awareness, confidence in yourself and your teammates, and resiliency. You’ve got those, you’ve got the recipe for success.” “It was different, the way we went about things, the way we had to repeat things. It was good for us,” guard Steven Pledger said. “It boosted team unity. It brought us closer together.” The Sooners don’t push tires around Allen Fieldhouse, or logs across Gallagher-Iba Arena. But then, that wasn’t really the point.

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Veterans counting on newcomers to push team forward By Clay Horning The Norman Transcript October 30, 2012

Forty minutes. At the time, Kruger would talk about the need to remain consistent and competitive throughout. But the truth was, the OU’s core — Steven Pledger, Romero Osby, Andrew Fitzgerald and Grooms — just didn’t have much help. The first three combined to average 41.3 points per game, while Grooms averaged 6.7 and had an assist-to-turnover ration (2.85 to 1) most point guards dream about.

NORMAN — It was not what Sam Grooms said so much as how he said it Monday afternoon at Oklahoma men’s basketball media day. Grooms was asked what the Sooner newcomers bring to practice. There are a couple of walk-ons— C.J. Cole and Steve Noworyta — and they’re probably doing a heck of a job, because that is the way of the walk-on. Still, “the newcomers,” really, are freshmen Isaiah Cousins, Buddy Hield and Je’lon Hornbeak and preseason Big 12 newcomer of the year Amath M’Baye.

Not too bad, but not good enough.

This is what Grooms said:

Win five more games and the Sooners would have been 20-11. Win seven and they would have been 22-9.

“I can think of about five or seven games where if we do the little things, we win,” Pledger said. “Win those games and the whole season’s different.”

“It’s a lot. They bring intensity every day. Sometimes, when you’re younger, you want to do things to impress the coaches and they do that every day.”

So, why not turn things around? The big word Monday was “depth.” And this was “depth” in it best light (sometimes “depth” is what people talk about when nobody’s very good), when what it really means is “quality depth.”

But the telling part of the moment was this big smile Grooms had as he heard the question and launched into his answer.

OU believes it has it. That it will make all the difference.

It said so much more.

“It would definitely be a disappointment,” if the Sooners fall short of March Madness,” Pledger said.

Like it’s hard to keep up with these guys. Like the veterans may have the experience, but they don’t have what these guys have. Like maybe you just have to be there to understand because practice is a completely different deal. It’s different. Things have changed.

“‘Failure’ is the perfect word,” said Grooms of the possibility. “We have everything we need.” What they have is a bunch of newcomers. But, as Kruger said, it seems “realistic,” “legitimate.”

If there’s a media day image (or the description of an image) Sooner roundball fans might want to take with them, that’s about as good as it gets. Grooms’ smile gives teeth to the narrative that will be making the rounds this season, the one that has the Sooners headed back to the NCAA tournament.

Grooms’ smile was so big.

That was coach Lon Kruger’s message Monday afternoon. “The opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament is the goal of every player and every team in the Big 12, and that should be our goal, too … That’s a realistic goal and a healthy goal,” he said. “We’re not downplaying that. That’s the goal we want our guys to have every year, and I think this year is more legitimate and more reasonable … This group should have that goal.” It may not be a promise, but coming off a 15-16 season and a 5-13 trip through the conference, it sounds like an expectation and that has to be welcome news from a program three seasons removed from its last winner, back when Blake Griffin was a super sophomore playing his way to the top of the draft. It would mean coming a long way in a short period of time, but it does make some sense, because the Sooners’ biggest issue last season was the way they fell apart after the half. It wasn’t that OU wasn’t good enough so much as it couldn’t be good enough for a long enough period of time.

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M’Baye eager to chip in after long journey from France to Oklahoma Jeff Latzke Associated Press October 30, 2012

“Especially when we got into the Big 12, we really couldn’t press like we wanted to because we were only playing seven or eight guys,” senior forward Romero Osby said. “Now that we’ve got the chance to play 10 guys, 11 guys maybe, we’ve got a decent chance to really get out and pressure people and not even worry about getting fatigued. Just play through it and know that you’ll get a chance to rest.”

NORMAN, Okla. — After a long journey brought on by his dream to play in the NBA, Amath M’Baye finally feels right where he belongs at Oklahoma. M’Baye left his native France because he thought playing college basketball in the U.S. would give him a better chance of getting to the NBA. It led him to a prep school in California, then a stint at Wyoming before he transferred to play for Lon Kruger with the Sooners.

The Sooners open the season at home Nov. 11 against LouisianaMonroe with the hopes of returning to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. They’ve had three straight losing seasons since that appearance in the regional finals. “The opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament is the goal of every player and every team in the Big 12, and that should be our goal, too. That would be an indicator of success, for sure. We haven’t been there for a while, no question, but that’s a realistic and a healthy goal. We’re not downplaying that,” Kruger said.

While M’Baye pursues that goal of making it to the next level, Oklahoma believes he could be one of the missing pieces in getting the program back to the NCAA tournament after a down stretch that included NCAA sanctions and Jeff Capel being fired. And M’Baye believes in Kruger, who he got to watch as an opponent in the Mountain West and jumped at the chance to follow him to Oklahoma.

“That’s the goal we want our guys to have every year, and I think this year is more legitimate, more reasonable that perhaps just a year ago.”

“Everywhere he’s been, the program ends up with success. There’s no mystery, there’s no magic. He works the right way,” M’Baye said. “When you look at the players we’ve got and the recruiting class coming in, I don’t see how we could not play well. There’s no reason for us not to play well. There’s no excuses.”

A measure of the impact M’Baye could have came when teammates voted him a team captain, along with seniors Osby and Andrew Fitzgerald, before he even played a game. M’Baye is anxious to show what he can do, and his mother is coming in from France to watch him play in an exhibition game Friday night. Until now, she’s only been able to watch his practices online — a new addition for Oklahoma this fall.

It starts with M’Baye, who had to sit out last season because of the NCAA’s guidelines on transfers. He averaged 12 points and a team-best 5.7 rebounds as a sophomore for the Cowboys and feels he wasn’t nearly as complete of a player back then.

“I think the journey through life makes me appreciate life even better,” M’Baye said. “I’ve been through a lot of stuff and I think every year I’m in a better situation.”

“I was not very comfortable outside the paint when I was in Wyoming,” M’Baye said. “I could do stuff but it wasn’t my strength. I think I kind of expanded my game. I feel comfortable in the post and outside the paint, I’ve got more tools to work with. I’ve got more weapons to be a threat on the defenses.”

“I couldn’t have landed anywhere better than here,” he added. “It was a tumultuous ride but I think at the end of the day, I landed exactly where I want to be.”

M’Baye is finding his comfort level with the Sooners after a whirlwind few years. He didn’t start playing hoops unit his mid-teens, then made the decision to leave home after meeting coach Babacar Sy from Stoneridge Prep (Calif.). He was lightly recruited and signed with Wyoming to follow best friend and fellow Frenchman Arthur Bouedo. “A lot of things went good but not everything was great. We lost a lot of games and my coach (Heath Schroyer) got fired,” M’Baye said. “I pretty much knew I was going to leave before my coach got fired. But my coach got fired, and I started looking for new teams and new schools.” M’Baye could be a key addition for Oklahoma, which was lacking manpower while going 15-16 and finishing eighth in the Big 12 in Kruger’s first season. Kruger is also counting on contributions from freshmen Je’lon Hornbeak, Isaiah Cousins and Buddy Hield. Freshman C.J. Cole and junior college transfer D.J Bennett will redshirt.

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OU freshmen set to make impact this season By Guerin Emig Tulsa World November 4, 2012

“All three of us are aggressive. All of us like to compete. We like the same stuff off the court, too,” Cousins said. “We like to dance. We like girls. We definitely like music. All of us like reggae.” Hield, who prepped at Sunrise Christian Academy in the Wichita suburb of Bel Aire, didn’t have the others’ big-city background. But he absolutely fit in from a confidence standpoint.

NORMAN — They’ve come from Dallas, Wichita and New York to play basketball together at Oklahoma. They are, as nicknamed by assistant coach Lew Hill, “Three the Hard Way.”

“We compete every day with a chip on our shoulder,” Hield said. “That’s how we play.”

Freshman guards Je’lon Hornbeak, Buddy Hield and Isaiah Cousins.

The Sooners appreciate that. They expect to benefit from that, this season and beyond.

Get used to them. They’re going to impact OU basketball for a pretty long time.

“People will like that trio right there,” Grooms said. “They’ll be good for years to come, I promise you.”

They have already done so.

PLAYERS TO WATCH The star Steven Pledger became a focal point for the first time in his career last season. He responded with career highs in points, rebounds, field goal percentage, 3-point percentage and steals. He is the Big 12’s leading returning scorer after averaging 16.2 points as a junior.

After all three stood out at the Sooners’ first public intrasquad scrimmage Oct. 20, coach Lon Kruger said: “The three as a group bring athletic ability, good ranginess, good activity defensively, enthusiasm. They love to play, love to compete. Just tremendous upside.” Kruger hasn’t backed off much since. Last week, he declared at OU’s media day the three freshmen “are going to play quality minutes for sure.”

The supporting cast It’s bigger and better than it was in Lon Kruger’s first season as coach. He signed Je’lon Hornbeak, Buddy Hield and Isaiah Cousins to plug holes in the backcourt. All three will play significant minutes, with Hornbeak and Cousins expected to push Sam Grooms at the point. All three freshmen can shoot, giving Kruger options beyond 18 feet besides Pledger. Cameron Clark needs to score more than he did as a sophomore, when he scored less than he did as a freshman. Amath M’Baye and Tyler Neal can play small or power forward, with M’Baye expected to provide instant impact after sitting out last season. He’s the Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year. It will be interesting to see how he affects returning starters Romero Osby and Andrew Fitzgerald

“I think they’ve really been a good addition to the team,” forward Tyler Neal said. “They’ve been really explosive. They really have an urge to score.” Cousins and Hornbeak can do so from the point guard position, where they’ll press returning starter Sam Grooms for playing time. Hield is a wing who, Kruger said, “can attack the paint and shoot the three.” The Sooners will be counting on the youngsters’ aggressiveness to help them back into the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years. They like that about the trio, but that’s not nearly all. “They’ve been a good addition to the locker room as well,” Neal said, “and I think they’re hard workers. They’re in the gym often.”

Budding star It’s tough to call M’Baye “budding,” since he’s a junior who averaged 10 points in two years at Wyoming. He’s just new is all. Instead, keep an eye on Hield, Hornbeak and Cousins

“We all push each other. We’re like a band of brothers, us three,” said Hornbeak, a four-star player for Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas. “We pick each other up and all three of us go to the gym. We live here. Sometimes we might sleep here, take naps. We’ll bring some food, stop to eat, then go back to work out.”

WHAT TO EXPECT Best-case scenario Amath M’Baye gives the Sooners an athletic, versatile forward, making things easier for frontcourt mainstays Romero Osby and Andrew Fitzgerald. Lon Kruger works his three freshmen into the backcourt to complement Steven Pledger, Cameron Clark and Sam Grooms. OU plays a faster, more entertaining game featuring more players and more pressure.

Hornbeak and Hield bonded last March in New Orleans, where they roomed together at a high school slam dunk/3-point contest as part of Final Four weekend. They roomed together after arriving at OU.

Most likely scenario The three freshmen all contribute, but also fight through growing pains typical of first-year Big 12 players. Pledger goes through streaks of games where he can’t miss and some where he struggles. Clark benefits from a faster pace, but doesn’t quite break out. Grooms, Osby and Fitzgerald continue their steady contributions, while M’Baye provides an instant shot in the arm. OU hovers around 20 wins in March, and faces Selection Sunday as a nervous bubble team.

“And then Isaiah came in a month after,” Hornbeak said. “Once he warmed up to us, you couldn’t break us apart. That’s just how it was. Since he really didn’t know anybody, we took it upon ourselves to get to know him.” Cousins, whose soft speech belies the fact he grew up playing street ball across New York’s five boroughs, was drawn in immediately.

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Newcomer Buddy Hield hoping to live up to nickname By Stephanie Kuzydym The Oklahoman November 10, 2012 NORMAN — Sooner Nation, welcome freshman Buddy Hield. The Microwave.

“We the buffet and we deliver,” Hornbeak said. “We’re hungry and we’re just going to eat.”

Well, it’s a temporary nickname.

During Oklahoma’s first two exhibition games, the three freshmen produced, and newcomer Amath M’Baye combined to shoot .591 from beyond the arc (13-for-22) and .517 from the field. Hornbeak averaged 10.5 points per exhibition, while Cousins averaged 7.5.

He has to continue to earn the preseason title his teammates gave him over a long stretch of games in regular-season play.

All three freshmen said they’re excited to continue “cooking” in the regular season.

But they think he’s more than earned it for preseason production — the way he’s heated things up off the bench in both games, leading all scorers in Oklahoma’s second exhibition game against Central Oklahoma.

“It’s what we live for,” Hornbeak said. “We used to be on the video game playing but now it’s not a video game, we actually get to play.”

Hield ended the preseason with an average of 17.5 points and four rebounds.

Still, senior Romero Osby is holding OU’s freshman trio accountable. Exhibition production was great, but he emphasized that they can keep the nicknames if they produce.

He smiled a wide grin anytime his teammates grabbed him on the shoulder and mentioned his instant energy. His three-point shots from the top of the arc. His constant jabber on the court.

“Hold on. Hold on. Hold on,” Osby said when he overheard the Microwave nickname for Hield. He wrapped his arm around Hield’s shoulder and put his face within inches of the freshman’s.

Earlier this season, senior Sam Grooms said he thinks sometimes Hield talks just to be talking.

“That’s Vinnie Johnson’s nickname. To earn that nickname you have to come in, in the NCAA Tournament, knock down shots, in the clutch.”

“He really doesn’t have anything specific he’s trying to say,” Grooms said.

All the laughter subsided for a second, and Hield looked Osby in the eyes as he said, “Yes, sir.”

Grooms also said though that his energy comes from a fire that stays on full heat. “All day, every day,” Grooms said. “What you see out of Buddy is what you’re going to get every day. Just by the way he plays and his energy, every time he hits the court you’re going to be able to tell.” Hield also has an energy he brings off the bench that is unmatched by any other Oklahoma player. It’s the reason he first got recruited out of his high school in the Bahamas. When Oklahoma coaches later saw him at a high school game at Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas, Lon Kruger received a call. He’s really something special. There is potential for Hield to become a starter, but Kruger said it’s also great for the Sooners to have that electric spark right from the bench. Hield has said more than once this preseason that he’s happy to produce wherever the team needs him. It’s not just a line the freshman is using, Kruger said. He really means it. Besides, there are apparently two other electrical appliances that help the Sooners heat things up. Freshman Je’lon Hornbeak tried to convince his cohorts that the freshmen are like a one-stop appliance shop. Hield’s the microwave, Hornbeak’s the stove and Isaiah Cousins is the oven. They’re ready to heat it up and dish it out.

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OU’s objective this season — earn NCAA Tournament bid By Guerin Emig Tulsa World November 7, 2012

“It’s our attitude,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re really competitive with each other.” “Guys never walking,” Osby said, “always being ready to fight for every possession.”

NORMAN — Steven Pledger has contributed 1,022 points and 178 3-pointers to Oklahoma basketball while making 59 starts in three years. Still, he does not care.

“Making extra passes, getting on the boards,” Pledger said, “things like that.”

It’s so much more about what Pledger has not done, and that’s why after a recent practice, he insisted: “If we don’t play in the tournament then it’s four years wasted.”

It helps, of course, to have talent. OU’s has been upgraded since Kruger’s first season. That, as much as anything, has everyone hopeful.

A few weeks ago, coach Lon Kruger brought to everyone’s attention the lack of NCAA Tournaments on his five seniors’ resumes. He said it matter of factly, explaining why it was such a natural goal for the group.

Or maybe hopeful isn’t the right word. Asked if this season will be a failure without an NCAA Tournament appearance, Osby replied: “Yeah. That’s my opinion. Because it’s my last year. I want it for all the seniors. I want it for Cam Clark, who hasn’t made it. Tyler Neal, who’s been here three years. I want it for them. I want it for Coach, too. He deserves it as well.

Since then, those seniors have made it more personal. They have upped the ante on the 2012-13 season that begins Sunday with a 2 p.m. home game against Louisiana-Monroe. “Ever since I came to the University of Oklahoma, I expected to be in the tournament,” Andrew Fitzgerald said. “It’s a must that we go this year.”

“But it’s gotta come from us.”

It hasn’t happened since 2009, Blake Griffin’s last season at OU. Pledger and Fitzgerald arrived the following summer. Sam Grooms and Casey Arent transferred from junior colleges in 2011. Romero Osby arrived via Mississippi State in 2010. He, at least, reached the NCAA first round as a Bulldogs freshman in 2009. He rather liked it. “It’s just the atmosphere,” Osby said. “You get a police escort everywhere you go. You eat well. They treat you like a king, just for making it in the tournament.” There isn’t anything like it in college basketball, which is why March has driven OU’s two four-year seniors crazy the past three years. “Every time I watch it I get mad,” Pledger said, “so I stop watching.” “The first I watched last year was when Kansas played in the Final Four,” said Fitzgerald, who felt like he owed old pal Thomas Robinson that courtesy. “Other than that, I didn’t watch at all. I just got a feeling in my gut like, ‘Dang, we should be playing in the NCAA.’ I used it as motivation for next year.” Now that next year has arrived, the Sooners plan on being one of the 68 teams that frustrated outsiders choose not to watch. “Everything that we’re doing now is preparing us to win in March. That’s kind of what we go by,” Osby said. “We want to get back to the NCAA tournament as players. Coach wants to get back there. That’s where he’s used to being.” Kruger has been there with Kansas State, Florida, Illinois and UNLV the past quarter century. Thus, the Sooners tune in when he tells them November habits lead to March appearances.

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Andrew Fitzgerald grips new role off bench for Sooners By Guerin Emig Tulsa World November 16, 2012

He’ll just do it in quicker bursts, something he can handle now that he has shed 12 pounds from last year’s playing weight of 247.

NORMAN — Andrew Fitzgerald isn’t going to lie. He was pretty ticked off at first.

“He’s moving a lot better than he did a year ago,” Kruger said. Fitzgerald’s body is sounder, and his mind has cleared. That’s doubly beneficial for the Sooners.

It was a few days after the start of Oklahoma basketball practice, and he was being told that after starting all 63 of OU’s games the past two years, he would now be coming off the bench.

“I figured I’d make a positive about the whole situation,” he said of his new role, “just keep playing basketball and doing whatever it takes to help this team out.”

“The first 10 minutes, my ego got to me,” Fitzgerald recalled of his meeting with coach Lon Kruger. “It was kind of hard to absorb.” Kruger figured it would be. All he could do was keep reassuring Fitzgerald and hope his message might overcome the senior forward’s hurt feelings. After those 10 minutes, that’s just what happened. “It wasn’t like everything is changing. My role is the same. They still want me to score. They still want me to do a lot of things,” Fitzgerald said. “When he kept saying that, that he still wants me to be aggressive, it didn’t bother me as much.” So there was Fitzgerald last Sunday afternoon, coming off the bench seven minutes into OU’s season-opening win over Louisiana-Monroe, scoring six points before checking back out to help the sluggish Sooners take control. His six field goals on 10 attempts tied for team highs. He added six rebounds, three on each end of the floor. It was just the kind of aggression Kruger hoped to get. It was just the kind of attitude as well. “Deep down, everybody would like to start,” Kruger said. “Drew understands that depth is a strength of our team.” And so he has given up his starting position to Amath M’Baye, the Big 12’s preseason newcomer of the year. M’Baye and Romero Osby, as Fitzgerald acknowledged himself, “are practicing hard and are more athletic than me. But I’m still working hard and doing what I need to help the team.” A snapshot of Fitzgerald’s selflessness from the opener: As M’Baye drove the baseline midway through the second half, Fitzgerald screened the closest ULM defender and instructed, “All the way! All the way!” M’Baye did what he was told and took the ball in for an uncontested dunk. “Emotionally, Drew has handled it very well,” Kruger said, “and he’s played well in games to this point. We’ll expect that to continue.” It’s not like Fitzgerald has been banished to mop-up duty. Kruger gave 10 players at least 14 minutes Sunday. Fitzgerald logged 15. He’ll continue to play a key role.

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Sooners finding momentum, identity By John Shinn Norman Transcript November 28, 2012

That’s the reason for playing tough games early in the season. The Sooners had a couple last week and learned a valuable lesson.

NORMAN — The four-day trip to Orlando, Fla., turned out to be an educational experience for Oklahoma. It went 2-1, beating UTEP in its opening game in the Old Spice Classic and closing with a victory over West Virginia to secure third place.

“We learned that if you don’t want to get bullied, you have to be the bullies,” M’Baye said. The Sooners also learned winning is a lot easier when they’re dishing it out rather than taking it.

However, it was that 72-47 loss to Gonzaga where the enlightenment occurred. “We got physically whipped; I mean really beat up,” OU coach Lon Kruger said of the loss to the Bulldogs. “I thought it showed in our play on Sunday. We really responded well to that. We learned from it. Gonzaga pushed us all over the place and then we really battled West Virginia on even ground.” The Sooners (4-1) left Florida playing like the team they plan to be. Amath M’Baye and Romero Osby led the way. M’Baye scored a career-high 19 points against the Mountaineers and pulled down six rebounds. Osby fought through foul trouble to score eight points and yanked down six boards. Osby was named to the Old Spice Classic’s all-tournament team. M’Baye ended up being named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week. OU needs it to carry over. It heads to Tulsa to face Oral Roberts (3-3) at 7 tonight at the Mabee Center. It’s one of two games OU will have this week. Northwestern (La.) State visits Lloyd Noble Center on Friday. Getting the big men going is something the Sooners need to see more of this week. One trait M’Baye, Osby and backups Andrew Fitzgerald and Tyler Neal share is they can create matchup problems on the offensive end. None are traditional back-tobasket low post players. They can all hit mid-range jumpers. M’Baye and Osby both had success beating post defenders off the dribble in Florida. “We have the opportunity to create mismatches,” Osby said. “When that happens teams have to double-team us and that creates opportunities for our shooters. I think when we play that way it creates a lot of easy shots without having to force anything.” OU shot 47.4 percent (27-for-57) against the Mountaineers. M’Baye was 5-for-6 from the field and got to the free-throw line 13 times, sinking nine. He was the kind of offensive force Kruger hoped he’d be when he transferred in from Wyoming last season. “That was the first time I thought he’s played with the confidence and the swagger that he’ll play with eventually,” Kruger said. “I thought that was big step for him.”

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Sooners believe lessons will carry over By John Shinn Norman Transcript November 30, 2012 NORMAN — The climb from where Oklahoma has been the last three seasons to where it wants to be has certain thresholds that must be crossed. One appeared to occur Wednesday night in Tulsa against Oral Roberts. The Sooners trailed by 10 points with 9 minutes left, a familiar spot last season from which they rarely escaped. This time, the Sooners did escape with a 63-62 victory over the Golden Eagles. “Last year, we probably would have given up or just hung our head,” OU forward Romero Osby said. “Tonight, we battled back and just kept telling ourselves, ‘We’re going to win this game.’ We fought our way back.” It’s an important step because teams rarely play 40 minutes of great basketball. What winning teams to do is figure out how to stay in games until the great five-minute spurt comes along. OU was lethargic for about 31 minutes on Wednesday night. After making the first basket, it didn’t take the lead again until there was less than four minutes left. The win was OU coach Lon Kruger’s 499th in a career that dates back 27 years. There was one to get to the Final Four at Florida in 1994. Others were for conference titles or big wins in the NCAA Tournament. But many of the wins were like Wednesday’s. “We were fortunate to learn a lot from this ballgame and still have it be in the right column so I feel good about that, but we still have a lot of work to do,” Kruger said. The Sooners (5-1) are back at Lloyd Noble Center at 7 tonight to face Northwestern (La.) State (3-2). It will be OU’s fifth game in the last nine days. It’s been a grueling stretch designed to put the Sooners in tough situations and see if they can work through them. Outside of a loss to No. 12 Gonzaga last week, the Sooners have succeeded. “We’re learning from each game,” Kruger said on Thursday. “Even though you wouldn’t say last night wasn’t pretty, we’re competing better for results.”

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Kruger plays down talk of impending 500th win By Guerin Emig Tulsa World November 30, 2012

right hand during the hand-eye coordination exercise. Five hundred wins? It is a very big deal, and it will be treated as such if OU wins tonight.

NORMAN — Lon Kruger doesn’t remember anything specific about the first game he won as a college coach. Something does strike him about the first game he lost.

It’s just you’ll see more of a reaction from the players who contributed than the coach who reached the milestone.

“Louisiana Tech beat us in the opener,” he said. “We didn’t get our first against ‘The Mailman.’ He made sure of that.”

“He hasn’t said anything about it. He doesn’t talk about stuff like that. That’s not his personality or demeanor,” Grooms said. “But that a man can coach that long and have the ability to win that many games? Five hundred games? That’s crazy right there.”

Kruger brushed off the debris from Karl Malone’s first college game, sent his Texas Pan-American Broncs back into battle one week later, and beat Air Force 78-44. It was Dec. 4, 1982. Thirty years, five college stops and another 498 victories later, the OU head coach is on the verge of history. His Sooners take the Lloyd Noble Center court at 7 p.m. Friday. He is simply concerned with beating Northwestern State, the Louisiana visitor from the Southand Conference, and improving to 6-1 on the season His players have something a little bigger on their minds. “It would mean a lot, to be part of a great career, a historic career,” forward Romero Osby said. “To get a chance to give Coach Kruger his 500th win, it’s a blessing to be a part of that.” “I’m looking forward to it,” said point guard Sam Grooms. “I’d rather him do it here so everyone can celebrate with him. When you’re away from home, you’ve got the bus ride back. You don’t get to enjoy it as much. Here, you can sit down and enjoy it afterwards.” The fans inside Lloyd Noble should enjoy it, too, provided OU wins. There will be some sort of recognition, whether it be an announcement or game-ball presentation or something along those lines. Just don’t expect Kruger to make a big fuss about it. Reporters tried to draw that out of him after practice Thursday, to no avail. “It’s nice, I guess, because we’ve been doing it a while with a lot of good players and a lot of good coaches,” he said. “But other than that ...” Someone asked about favorite wins. Kruger said something general about second- or third-week NCAA tournament victories. He said what he mostly remembers is, “Your players feel so much satisfaction, your fans feel so much joy from it. But as far anything specific about it ...” Right. He’d rather coach wins than talk about them. That’s been his way from Pan American to Kansas State to Florida. From Illinois to UNLV to his current shop at OU. Which is why he shook everyone’s hands after fielding their questions Thursday, then went over and started tossing Osby tennis balls, smiling and encouraging as he rotated from left to

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Kruger gets 500th win as OU edges Northwestern State By Stephanie Kuzydym The Oklahoman November 30, 2012

The game continued to have an edge, and with about 51/2 minutes left, Osby was pushed to the floor as a Northwestern State player went up for shot. Osby thought it was a charge, but the referee called the Sooner for a foul. While sitting on the flour, Osby began to shout and threw his hand in the air. He was called for a technical.

NORMAN — There were missed shots, 46 total free throw attempts and piles of players struggling for the ball on the floor. There was a stop of play right after tip due to the official getting smacked in the chin.

OU trailed by six points but worked its way back. With 2:05 remaining, freshman Je’lon Hornbreak hit a 3 from the left side to give the Sooners a one-point lead.

There were dunks and alley-oops, shouting and a technical. It was an ugly, messy, physical basketball game, but in the end there was victory.

“Usually that’s the way it’s been going,” Pledger said about the late-game boost. “It’s been every other game, me or Je’lon ... Je’lon hit this last one. It’s just those shots during the game that sparks something that we’re winning games off of.”

Near midcourt, the Oklahoma players raised their pointer fingers while surrounding their successful coach.

As the game’s final minute began to tick off, Pledger put up an alley oop, which M’Baye finished from the right side of the hoop.

On Friday night, in front of an estimated 3,420 fans, the Sooners beat Northwestern State (La.) 69-65. The victory was No. 500 for a Lon Kruger-coached team.

When the final seconds faded from the clock, Kruger stood just beyond the bench with his arms spread.

“In true Oklahoma style, you hung half a thousand on them,” Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said in a postgame ceremony for Kruger’s historical victory. “We’re glad you did it right here in Oklahoma, and we hope you have many, many more in the crimson and cream.”

“It’s an honor to help coach get his 500th win,” Osby said, “and a testament to how hard he’s worked.”

This victory, however, was one Kruger said was hard for his team to grasp. “Lot of big plays there late that allowed us to sneak out with a win,” the second-year OU coach said. The game was OU’s fifth in eight days, and although Kruger credited Northwestern State for a physical game, senior Steven Pledger sat shaking his head up and down when asked if the ugly win came because of a tired team. The Sooners finished the game 22 of 56 from the floor and 5 of 12 from 3-point range. Oklahoma struggled in the first half. Starters Amath M’Baye and Romero Osby combined for eight missed shots. Pledger missed a three. Tyler Neal missed a three. Pledger stole the ball and nothing came from it. There was missed opportunity after missed opportunity. And the whistle blew often for fouls. The Sooners went into the locker room at halftime down by three. “Just not moving the ball like we really want to,” Pledger said of the struggles. “It looks real smooth in practice, but when we get in games, it hasn’t come out the way we practiced.” The second half started much of the same way. Pledger started the half with a 3-pointer. But on OU’s next attempt, two Northwestern State players lay in a tangled mess after trying for a rebound — and the Sooners still failed to score.

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Kruger wants Sooners to be more physical By John Shinn Norman Transcript December 6, 2012

don’t play again until they face Texas A&M on Dec. 15 in AllCollege Classic at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. A lot of time will be spent on the defensive end. It was the difference between winning a big game and losing one Tuesday.

NORMAN — It wasn’t the missed shots that had Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger irked after Tuesday’s 81-78 loss at Arkansas. He’ll take a 55.4-percent shooting night anytime, anywhere, against anybody.

“We need to be more aggressive, more committed, more physical,” Kruger said. “We have a few days to work on all that.”

It was OU’s defensive effort that elevated his blood pressure. “We had stretches of decent play, but we didn’t sustain anything defensively,” Kruger said. “We’d go along and have a pretty good possession and then we’d give up a second shot or layup or break down late. We have to be grittier, tougher, more physical. Easier said than done, because it’s not our nature personality wise. We have to work on that.” Defense is where OU (6-2) has made its biggest leap since last season ended. It held its first seven opponents — including No. 10 Gonzaga — to less than 50 percent shooting. Only Oral Roberts, which the Sooners beat 63-62 on Nov. 28, shot over 50 percent in a half. Arkansas didn’t have a problem getting the ball in the basket, shooting 52.6 percent from the field and 9 for 22 from 3-point range. Some of the defense issues could be traced to facing a hot player. Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell scored a career-high 33 points with 12 of it coming on 4-for-6 shooting from beyond the 3-point line. Powell only made three treys in the Razorbacks’ first six games. The rest of it lacked an acceptable excuse. The Sooners employed their usual 10-man rotation. Only guard Steven Pledger played over 30 minutes. They still had plenty of energy to rally to take the lead with 20 seconds remaining. The permanent memory from Tuesday’s game will be Arkansas guard B.J. Young’s off-balance floater that went in with 14 seconds to give the Razorbacks the lead for good. That was a tough, contested shot. OU’s issue was the other 34 points it allowed in the paint and the 14 points it gave up off offensive rebounds. “We had a lot of possessions where the first 30 seconds on the shot clock was really good defense. In that last five seconds, we’d give up that offensive rebound or break down and someone got a wide-open layup because we didn’t talk or don’t help,” OU forward Romero Osby said. “Those are the kinds of things that frustrate as a player or a coach. You work so hard for 30 seconds to play really good defense and you have a breakdown in the last five seconds. I think that was the whole tale of the game.” The sting from the loss will stick around for a while. The Sooners

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Isaiah Cousins brings New York toughness to Sooners By Stephanie Kuzydym The Oklahoman December 12, 2012

ball, you can’t sag in the paint. It’s just one-on-one. So you can just kill your man in the corner. Give him 30 all night.” Senior forward Romero Osby watches Cousins bring his streetball toughness to practice daily. Although the starting guard is young, Osby can see that he can play and lead the team by taking the ball down the court after most possessions.

There aren’t enough parks in Oklahoma to let Isaiah Cousins ball out. The Sooners’ freshman guard grew up playing in parks. He wasn’t attracted to the monkey bars or the slide.

“Guys from New York City are edgy,” Osby said. “They always talk a lot of cash money or as we call or it trash.

He preferred to bop people inside the caged courts of Harlem.

“He’s tough. He brings an edge. He can get to the basket and make plays that he wants and can really handle the ball for his size.”

“You know, bop someone,” Cousins said in his thick New York accent. “Like cross over. Break a person down. Break their ankles.” Cousins’ childhood “crib” is located across from the Metro North subway that will take him to downtown New York City in two stops. Right now, though, the 6-foot-3 guard is learning the slower pace of life in the “south” during his first collegiate basketball season, where he’s averaging 19.8 minutes per game, 2.6 rebounds per game and has collected a total 20 assists as a starter.

That toughness and edge can lead to a player being aggressive. OU coach Lon Kruger said the coaches have talked with Cousins about being a bit more aggressive — like he would if he were playing street ball. “We also want him to attack and be more aggressive because he’s one of the guys we have that can do that,” Kruger said. “And I think we’ll see him do that as the year unfolds — to be more aggressive, more intuitive.”

“In New York, everything is on the move. You’ve always got something to do,” Cousins said. As he talked, he snapped his fingers to a quick rhythm, then stopped and continued. “It’s kind of like that in college, a fast pace ... but not like New York. Nothing’s better than New York.”

Besides his New York background, Cousins is a quiet kid. He didn’t even talk to freshmen Buddy Hield or Je’lon Hornbeak when they all came to Oklahoma.

In New York, it’s all about fashion. That’s what Cousins misses the most. That and a Sausalito sandwich — a spiced turkey sandwich with a “special kind of cheese.” Cousins always bought one from the corner store for $3 with an Arizona Iced Tea.

“He’s just quiet,” Hornbeak said. “He wanted to know he could trust us. I don’t blame him, being from New York.” The three freshmen love to listen to music together, especially reggae. Cousins is also known a bit on the team for his dance moves.

“Everybody’s fly in New York,” Cousins said. “You gotta look good from the head to toe — the watch, the socks, the shoes. They don’t joke around with the fashion.”

“Yeah I can dance a little,” he said after a video appeared of him busting moves at the Old Spice Classic surrounded by the other seven teams of the tournament.

And they don’t joke around with their street basketball, either. Like most guys in a fast-paced life, Cousins didn’t have to ask people to play. He just knew people all around, knew the tournaments in the parks.

What else? “Are you serious? What am I supposed to tell you?” Cousins said. “I’m tall, light-skinned and handsome. 6-foot-3, smooth dude, know what I mean?”

“In Harlem, there are several tournaments,” Cousins said. “I used to go there and play. I went to a park in Mount Vernon and there you just play basketball. In Harlem, it’s more competition.”

He’s definitely got that New York swag.

Cousins used to play against Division I athletes and players for the Rockets, Lakers and the NBA’s European Development League. He said he never got dunked on or had a man put a lot of points on him. “That’s not my style,” Cousins said with a half smile. Oklahoma’s freshman guard explained that street ball in New York is totally different from the college game. In Harlem, they play with NBA rules. “In college, you can just sag in the paint,” Cousins said. “In street

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Clark provides much-needed spark for Sooners’ win vs. Aggies By John Shinn Norman Transcript December 15, 2012

something big. I am happy that he got a chance to do it, and we got a win out of it.”

OKLAHOMA CITY — Early in the second half, the basketball equivalent of a quagmire had taken over Oklahoma’s meeting with Texas A&M in the All-College Classic. Shots weren’t falling and turnovers were piling up at a rapid pace.

The Sooners won despite shooting just 38.9 percent. They got away with it by forcing 19 turnovers (10 via steals) and going 18 for 19 from the free-throw line. Texas A&M was 20 for 50 (40 percent). Elston Turner led it with 17 points. Ray Turner added 12. Both are starters.

Cameron Clark broke the Sooners out of the rut in Saturday’s 6454 victory over the Aggies at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

When Kruger went to his bench, the Aggies didn’t have an answer.

The junior forward — almost single-handedly — ignited a 10-0 run that put OU in motion.

“Nice to have guys come off the bench and play when you have three players not getting any field goals. It’s been that way to this point. Different guys have come off the bench and picked us up,” Kruger said. “Buddy did a really good job coming in the first half and gave us good activity in the second half. Cam, of course, was fantastic.”

“Cam’s activity was fantastic,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “He had a really good week of practice. He was attacking. He knocked down a couple of jumpers and got the rim a couple of times. He worked really hard defensively.” For the first time this season, he left the impression he could be the Sooners’ best player. His 17 points were the most in more than a year and the first time he has cracked double digits this season. “It was a good game. It was about time, which is what I would say,” Clark said. The Sooners (7-2) had to have it. Forward Romero Osby led them with a game-high 19 points. Steven Pledger added 10, was limited to 21 minutes due to early foul trouble. Starters Amath M’Baye, Isaiah Cousins and Je’lon Hornbeak were a combined 0-for-13 from the field with two points. Obviously, OU’s bench picked up the slack. Freshman guard Buddy Hield added 12 points to help the Sooners’ bench outscore the Aggies’ reserves, 33-13. However, it was more than energy that OU got off its bench. Kruger played Clark, who was named the event’s MVP, at the power forward spot. There was a size disadvantage, but he was able to beat Texas A&M post players Kourtney Roberson and Ray Turner away from the basket. “When Cameron Clark came in and played a 4, or something that he hadn’t done a whole lot of this year and make shots like he made, that makes a tough match up,” Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy said. The Sooners exploited it. Twelve of Clark’s 17 points came in the second half and 10 of those came during a 21-7 run that started with a Clark layup at 11:41 to give the Sooners a 43-41 lead and ended with a Clark jumper to put the them up 62-48 with four minutes to go. “Coach is always on him about attacking. I am always in his ear telling him to keep attacking,” Osby said of Clark. “I am not taking credit for it; he really works hard before and after every practice. When a guy works like that, eventually they are due for

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Clark at ‘four’ a new wrinkle By John Shinn Norman Transcript December 17, 2012

In many ways, Clark’s performance was like finding an unexpected present under the Christmas tree.

NORMAN — The boost Oklahoma has used to win seven of its first nine games has typically come with about 5 minutes remaining.

“What’s interesting is we’re quite a ways into the season and we’re still searching for identities and different roles,” Kruger said. “I like what the four-guard lineup with Cam produced today. Cam made that happen.”

What was unique about Saturday’s 64-54 victory over Texas A&M at the All-College Classic was that OU found that spurt a little earlier. An 8-0 run midway through the second half did the trick.

And the Sooners found another way to win when struggling to make shots. They would prefer to not have to win ugly, but it has to be nice to know it can be done.

“Midway in the second half is much better than to do it later, if you have choice,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “This group keeps working at it; that’s the good thing about the group. They want to have a good basketball team and they’re willing. They’re finding a little more out about themselves and what they have to do to be more effective.”

The Sooners’ victory over Texas A&M was another example.

There’s still much room for improvement. The Sooners (7-2) won despite shooting 38.9 percent. Three of their starters — forward Amath M’Baye and guards Je’lon Hornbeak and Isaiah Cousins — didn’t make a shot from the field. They even got outrebounded 35-31. There were a lot of reasons why OU should have lost. They were overcome by the Sooners’ ability to overcome their failings. OU forced 19 turnovers and turned them into 11 fast-break points. Thirteen of those turnovers came from the Aggies starting backcourt — J’Mychal Reese, Alex Caruso and Elston Turner. When guards commit turnovers, it usually leads to easy baskets. That was the case on Saturday. Despite losing the battle on the boards, Sooner forward Romero Osby was still an offensive force, bullying his way to 19 points with nine coming from the free-throw line. Particularly in the second half, Osby was unrelenting in his attempts to get the basket. “When it is a physical game like that, you just have to stick your nose in there, if that makes sense, and just try to be physical and counteract what they are doing,” Osby said. Another bonus in OU’s column was the play of Cameron Clark. Kruger went with a four-guard lineup most of the second half and played the 6-foot-6 Clark at power forward. It worked like a charm. Clark scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half. The Aggies never adjusted. The versatility Clark showed Saturday was a new element. It’s something OU will likely use again when it faces Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lloyd Noble Center.

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Sooners dominate in first game at OU Field House since 1975 By Clay Horning Norman Transcript December 31, 2012

and by 30 for the first time with 6:34 remaining. OU’s best moments were very early. By getting points on 7 of 9 and 11 of 14 possessions to begin the game, the Sooners set a fantastic pace. When Hornbeak knocked down his 3-pointer, the lead was 27-10.

NORMAN — Oklahoma scored 30 points before the first half was half over, at times threatened to double up Monday’s challenger, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and even inserted crowd favorite James Fraschilla 3:56 before its 72-42 victory was complete.

OU was running, gunning and converting.

On the face of it, it was everything the Sooners could have wanted on throwback day at Howard McCasland Field House, where the program won its first regular season game since March 5, 1975 (an 84-79 decision over Iowa State).

“It’s definitely something we have been working on … We were doing what we’re supposed to be doing, and that is getting out and running,” M’Baye said. “The wings are running the floor and the bigs are running the floor, so we had some breakaway opportunities.”

The only downside was OU might have gone for a little more.

A difficult pace to maintain, sure, but the Sooners got what they wanted.

Scoring 30 in the first 10 minutes meant the Sooners scored just 42 the game’s last half hour. Those first 10 minutes also included six 3-pointers from five different players — Steven Pledger (2), Buddy Hield, Cam Clark, Je’lon Hornbeak, Isaiah Cousins — yet only three more the rest of the game. And after a hot start, OU shot just 40.7 percent (24 of 59) overall.

“There were a lot of good shots,” Kruger said. Plenty enough to win big.

Sooner coach Lon Kruger chose door No. 1. “It was good to finish non-conference play with not only a win, but a game where we had a lot of guys who stepped up and played well and made shots and moved the ball well,” he said. “We had good activity on the floor and now we have a few days in preparation for the Big 12 opener.” OU moved to 9-3, while the Islanders fell to 1-10. The Sooners open conference play Saturday at West Virginia. The players were with their coach. “I’m just glad we got the win in the way we got it,” Pledger said. “We kept our foot down the way we were supposed to and did things we talk about day in and day out.” Pledger led with 17 points, following a fine second half two days earlier against Ohio with 5-of-10 accuracy from beyond the 3-point arc against the Islanders. Amath M’Baye finished with 14 points and six rebounds. Andrew Fitzgerald came off the bench to add nine points. That it happened in the venerable old arena, normally the home to Sooner wrestling and volleyball, made it a nice change of pace. “I think it is a lot of fun, M’Baye said. “We do it for the fans and, apparently, they like it, too … It’s always fun to come back and play here.” Throwback day included scoreboard replays in black and white and fedoras worn along the scorer’s table. Even the security detail went with dark suits. Throwback or not, it was no fun for the Islanders. Led by Oklahoma City native Joy Williamson’s 14 points, TAMU-CC was down by 10 points 6:26 into the game, by 20 1:17 before the half

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Sooners believe they’re ready for Big 12 By John Shinn Norman Transcript January 5, 2013

What happens today could be a precursor to the rest of the season. The Mountaineers (7-5) didn’t get off to the hot start it hoped for this season. They have a three-game winning streak heading into today’s game, and are undefeated at WVU Coliseum.

NORMAN — The 12 games Oklahoma played through the last two months were all in preparation for today.

It’s the kind of game the Sooners have habitually lost since 2009. They’ve shown signs this season of how that could be different.

It opens Big 12 Conference play at 3 p.m. today against West Virginia at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.V. The grueling conference grind is about to begin.

“There’s a knack to winning and it usually comes down to getting a rebound, getting a stop or making a key shot,” Kruger said. “It comes in a lot of different forms, but we’ve had some close ball games that we have figured out how to win and that’s a good quality to have.”

It will be a tough environment, but one OU has conditioned itself to play in. “Yes, I think we’re in a lot better shape. Last year, we got off to a pretty good start and then we lost some key games we thought we should have won. I don’t think we really learned from that,” forward Romero Osby said. “We went on the road a lot this year and got out of our comfort zone. We have three losses to show for it, but we were able to gain some experience for the young guys. I think we’ll have a better opportunity in the Big 12 because we played some tough road games in the non-conference schedule.” Success in the Big 12 is dependent on winning at least a couple road games. Just breaking even away from the home court is usually enough to earn an NCAA Tournament bid. OU hasn’t come close to getting one since 2009. The reason: the woeful performance in conference road games. The Sooners have two wins in their last 25 conference road games since 2010. OU coach Lon Kruger beefed up the non-conference schedule with the hopes of toughening his team for the long haul. The conference opener against the Mountaineers marks the eighth game away from Norman. The Sooners went 5-2 in those previous seven games — including a 77-70 victory over West Virginia — and enters conference play at No. 25 in the latest Ratings Percentage Index. The Sooners believe they’re a better, tougher team than at any point in the previous three seasons. “Relatively to last year, sure. We have more guys playing with more confidence right now. Obviously, we’re deeper as a group, which helps your confidence level,” Kruger said. “I think they trust each other to be able to step in and take care of responsibilities in kind of an unspoken way. Yeah, we’ve taken steps in that direction to be ready for Big 12 play.” What has helped has been the ability to win close, low-scoring games. OU has had a penchant for digging out games in the last five minutes all season. The victory over the Mountaineers was one of several that came in that manner. “There are gonna be games that are tight with the score in the low 60s and they are really defensive battles,” Osby said. “You have to figure out a way to scrape out a win in those games. We’ve played in games like that and won them. I think we’re better prepared for that.”

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Attitude makes Buddy spark for Sooners By John Shinn Norman Transcript January 9, 2013

Hield, a native of the Bahamas, admits breaking into the starting lineup has been a goal. However, it’s one of several that make up the biggest one. He played high school basketball at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan. He had a close look at how hard it has been for OU to win games since Griffin left for the NBA.

NORMAN — Competitive instincts lack a switch. They’re always on for better or worse. Oklahoma freshman guard Buddy Hield has seen the results his can produce.

“I want to be one of the people that helps bring a winning culture back,” Hield said. “Winning is habit. I hate losing. Everybody hates it, but losing is a feeling I try to stay far away from.”

His initial introduction to OU fans came in a video the school released over the summer. Former All-American Blake Griffin was in town over the summer for a workout. Griffin, who is the most feared dunker on the planet, went to the rim. Hield challenged the shot … and failed miserably.

He’s not the only Sooner player with that attitude, but the results have shown in the win column this season.

Amid the laughs of teammates wondering why he bothered to try what many NBA Hall of Famers won’t, something about Hield was revealed. “Somebody has to block it sometime,” he said. “I was also thinking he was coming off an injury, so I might have a chance. I didn’t know they had a camera going.” Nature took over. It might have led to some embarrassment that August afternoon, but it’s helping the Sooners (10-3, 1-0 Big 12). Hield scored eight points in OU’s 67-57 conference-opening victory at West Virginia last Saturday. But deeper in that boxscore shows the spirit Hield brings to the court. There were the seven rebounds from the 6-3, 200-pound guard to go along with a team-high five assists and two steals. The last five minutes were like a highlight reel: the layup to give the Sooners the lead for good at 4:33 to go, mixed in with two assists, two rebounds and another layup. “The last seven plays the other night, Buddy was involved with six of them,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “He got a lot of things done.” Hield has been a difference-maker. One thing the Sooners have lacked for several seasons is the consistent jolt of energy he brings. The freshman still makes mistakes, but everything he does involves him moving at a rapid pace. The first 10 games, that spark came off the bench. Hield’s status changed when OU returned from Christmas break. Kruger moved him into the starting lineup prior to its Dec. 29 meeting with Ohio. It now carries a three-game winning streak — with all three wins by double digits — into the 2 p.m. Saturday meeting with Oklahoma State at Lloyd Noble Center. Having Hield on the floor at the opening tip isn’t the sole reason for OU’s improvement. As a team, OU has shot the ball better in the last three games. But the move helped. “He’s earned the opportunity to be a starter from Day One with his activity and his production,” Kruger said. “It wasn’t anything specific, but you just want him out there as much as he can be out there.” 58


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OU basketball: midseason review By Guerin Emig Tulsa World January 9, 2013 10-3 overall, 1-0 Big 12 Outlook The Sooners have several things going for them. They have reliable depth for the first time in five years, so they shouldn’t fade in February. They have some confidence after bagging an out-of-the-gate Big 12 road win at West Virginia. And they get to play TCU and Texas Tech twice. Signature win West Virginia isn’t very good right now, so it’s not like the Sooners can frame their NCAA resume around Saturday’s 67-57 win in Morgantown. Still, it came on the road, and it came after OU trailed by 12 in the second half. The Sooners showed some resolve and fight, two things they have been without since Blake Griffin left. Worst loss It’s probably the 56-55 setback to Stephen F. Austin on Dec. 18. The Sooners couldn’t make shots, couldn’t impose their physical advantage and seemed embarrassed afterward. You can also make a case for OU’s 81-78 loss at Arkansas on Dec. 4. Winning in Fayetteville, even when the Razorbacks are down, gets the NCAA selection committee’s attention. Star performer Forward Romero Osby leads the Sooners in points, rebounds, blocked shots and field goal percentage. He has made 31 straight free throws. He has been OU’s most consistent player by a wide margin, and he has provided the most senior leadership. Without Osby - OU lost to Stephen F. Austin because of his foul trouble the Sooners are hurting. Biggest surprise The elements are in place for the Sooners to score. Their depth should force a fast pace. Their defense should force turnovers and easy transition baskets. Shooters Steven Pledger and Andrew Fitzgerald are around. So are athletic finishers Cameron Clark, Amath M’Baye and Buddy Hield. So how is OU eighth in the Big 12 in scoring? Toughest remaining game Any remaining game on the road, with the exception of Texas Tech on Feb. 20 and TCU on March 9. The Sooners aren’t winning at Kansas. What they must do, besides win at Tech and TCU, is find a way to go 3-2 or 2-3 in games at Kansas State, Baylor, Iowa State, OSU and Texas. OU will make the NCAA Tournament if ... Pledger starts making shots more consistently, and Lon Kruger finds one more source of outside shooting. ... M’Baye and Clark play to their potential more often. ... Freshmen Hield, Je’lon Hornbeak and Isaiah Cousins continue finding ways to contribute. ... The team hovers around .500 in conference play.

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OU’s Romero Osby feeling right at home in Norman By Guerin Emig Tulsa World January 12, 2013

“I said, ‘OK, let’s finish the season and then weigh our options. If you still feel that way, we can move on from there.’ “ Osby had OU in the back of his mind since Capel recruited him out of Meridian’s North Lauderdale High.

NORMAN - Mississippi remains Romero Osby’s first home.

“I had a good relationship with Coach Capel, and with Rod Barnes, who used to be an assistant here and was once head coach at Ole Miss,” Osby said. “When I decided to transfer, South Florida and VCU were high on me. But I was sold on Coach Capel.”

He’ll tell you about its Southern hospitality, easy pace and the fact that “you don’t have to worry about gun shots, unless it’s somebody back off in the woods shooting at a deer.” He wouldn’t mind returning someday.

“I’ve always known their history,” Daryl Osby said. “I remember Mookie Blaylock going to the national championship against ‘Danny and the Miracles.’ I knew they went to the Final Four in 2002, and lost to Carmelo Anthony in the Elite Eight. I’ve been watching basketball since I was young, so I knew about their tradition. I remembered Wayman Tisdale and Billy Tubbs and all those teams.”

Right now, though, there are matters to attend to at Oklahoma. He is the leading scorer and rebounder on a 10-3 OU team which hosts 11-3 Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. Saturday. It is the most important game of the Sooners’ season to date, and he is their most important player. Not just because he averages 13 points and 6.5 rebounds, and leads his team in blocked shots and charges taken, and has made his last 31 free throws.

The coach and program were slam dunks. All Osby needed was reassurance about leaving his comfort zone. Complicating matters was a relationship with his girlfriend since high school. They’d been soul mates since grade school. They had a baby girl Osby’s sophomore year at Mississippi State.

“ ‘Ro’ has been terrific from day one in terms of his body language, his message to everyone else, his attitude, his focus. He’s an ideal team guy,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “He’s a coach’s dream.”

All Osby could do was visit OU.

Osby is glad to oblige. He’s true to his Mississippi roots that way.

“I just fell in love,” he said. “The whole aura of this place was great.”

Besides, it honors his second home.

There were rough patches. Osby’s girlfriend-turned-fiancée and daughter stayed in Mississippi. He stayed on the bench his first season at OU per NCAA transfer rules. Then Capel was fired.

“He loves Oklahoma,” Daryl Osby, Romero’s father said from Meridian, Miss., where he teaches and coaches high school and junior high basketball. “The people are very friendly. It’s kind of like Meridian. Everybody speaks to you and waves at you when they see you. You can go some places and people are always in some hustle and bustle. Not there. Not here, either. He always talks about how much he loves it.”

Osby was too attached to the program to do anything but give the new coach a chance, however. It worked out fine. “Me and Alex Brown, our trainer, just talked about this,” Osby said. “The best thing that ever could have happened for me was Coach Kruger. And he really kind of has been, because he has helped me develop into more of a man.”

The only thing Osby knew about Norman before he visited three years ago was that he’d be in for a surprise. Jeff Capel, OU’s coach at the time, told him so. “Coach Capel said he had interviewed in Atlanta, not Norman, so when he got here he thought it would be different,” Osby recalled. “He was right. I thought it would be like Starkville (Mississippi State’s home), more of a country town. But Norman is a city. It’s nice. It’s still flat land like Mississippi. But there are great people, very versatile people. It still has that Southern hospitality, but it’s mixed with Midwest culture.”

So has a reunion with his family. His fiancée became Shalonda Osby last May. She has relocated to Oklahoma along with their daughter, Saniya. “Even though Romero was able to talk to his wife and child, he was always worried about the baby,” Daryl Osby said. “I see a calmness over him now. Now he has his family with him. Now he can go home and hash out if practice wasn’t good that day, or any other problems. He can watch his child grow up, see her every day. It makes a big difference.”

Osby was on the market at the time because things hadn’t worked out at Mississippi State. He had been a two-year reserve for the Bulldogs. It wasn’t exactly what he envisioned after choosing the comforts of home (Starkville is 75 miles from Meridian) over offers from programs like Kansas, Louisville and Tennessee coming out of high school.

This week, when Osby was asked about the Bedlam game, he rattled off names and numbers like someone who grew up around Bedlam. Like a home-state player.

“You feel like you have an opportunity to walk in and start as a freshman, and it’s a disappointment when in your mind you feel like coaches told you one thing and it was different,” Daryl Osby said. “Romero wasn’t very happy. By the middle of his sophomore year, he started saying, ‘I don’t know if I want to stay here.’

It is, in a sense, what he has become. “I wouldn’t mind having a house back home. It’s so laid back and chill out in the country,” Osby said. “But I’ll always come back to Norman, and it will always feel like home as well.”

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Sooners headed in right direction By John Shinn The Norman Transcript January 14, 2013

OU made them throughout the game. The 17 points Romero Osby finished with were typical. The 15 points from freshman guard Buddy Hield were not. He was 3-for5 from 3-point range. Freshman guard Je’lon Hornbeak was 2-for2 from beyond the arc before twisting his ankle midway through the second half.

NORMAN — It’s been years since an Oklahoma basketball team truly progressed throughout a season. Since Blake Griffin left following the 2009 season, the three teams that followed were worn down to a nub by the rigors of Big 12 Conference.

There are still other pieces that can fall into place. Guard Sam Grooms and forward Cameron Clark were the only bench players to score. OU won despite its bench being outscored 21-11. It was one of the few times that’s happened all season. Forwards Andrew Fitzgerald, Tyler Neal and guard Isaiah Cousins are capable of more than they showed Saturday afternoon.

What happens in February and March will ultimately decide if that string is over. But the Sooners’ 77-68 victory over Oklahoma State Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center was a display of how far they’ve progressed this season. Winning wasn’t shocking, but OU holding off its Bedlam rival was.

“I think the depth is a big key,” Kruger said. We have veteran guys coming off the bench, and last year we didn’t quite have that ability to sustain anything good that we had going. We have Andrew, and Sam came in today and plays great in a critical stage, and I think Cousins is a talented freshman that is going to get better and better. Cameron is doing a great job off the bench, as well as Tyler Neal, a veteran guy, coming in. That depth is important in sustaining good play.”

The offensive execution was exactly what Sooner coach Lon Kruger was looking for: lots of layups and wide open 3-pointers that came within the design of the offense. “We’re shooting the ball a lot better,” Kruger said. Statistically, it could have been better. OU only shot 43.1 percent for the game. But going 8-for-13 from 3-point range and 19-for21 from the free-throw line was impressive.

Until that all starts to click, the ceiling isn’t going to get in the way.

The offensive improvement didn’t start on Saturday. The victory was more than OU’s fourth straight, it was the third time in the last four games the Sooners (11-3, 2-0 Big 12) have scored at least 70 points.

In that sense, OU’s right where it hoped it would be in the middle of January.

Games like Saturday’s have been rare for a team that got off to a hot start by winning defensive struggles. But several things have started to click in the last two weeks. One is typical for college basketball teams. The holiday break allows gives teams about three weeks without school and that time is heavily spent in the practice gym. The Sooners have gotten crisper on the offensive end in their last four games because of the extra work. Forward Amath M’Baye is the prime example. He scored 15 points Saturday on 5-for-9 shooting and none of the shots looked forced. In mid December, the junior seemed to be lost on the floor. “I’m starting to feel great,” he said. “Just the fact that I’m able to work with my teammates and my teammates are able to work with me. I take issue to make sure I know every play or philosophy to know where the ball is supposed to go. I think that I’m start to feel real comfortable in it.” It was M’Baye’s alley-oop dunk off an inbounds play with 4 minutes left that stretched OU’s lead out to 13 points and put the game away. It was a play OU looks for every time it inbounds the ball underneath its basket, but involves timing and reading the defense and all the other things that come with extended time on the court.

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OU’s Buddy Hield won’t back down from challenge RJ Young SoonerScoop.com January 18, 2013

“Wherever he was in the gym, there was always a crowd of people around him,” Lindsted said. “He was always making them laugh. It was his personality and all the little intangible things that he did.”

NORMAN, Okla. — Blake Griffin wanted a challenge.

Not long after the showcase, Lindsted asked Hield if he’d be interested in attending Sunrise Christian. Normally, this kind of exchange -- a recruiting pitch -- is laced with promises and flattery.

He wanted Amath M’Baye to try to block his shot, someone similar in size, stature. M’Baye said no.

Lindsted said it wasn’t like that at all between Hield and him. There was a relationship between them that usually takes coaches months, if not years, to establish with players.

“I got too much pride for that,” he said. Understandable. Griffin leaps tall men in a single bound. He’s made many a poster out of unwilling accomplices in game-time and playground situations.

“We had a conversation, and it was like we’d known each other our whole entire life,” Lindsted said. “That’s just how flawless it was between Buddy and I.”

Nobody wanted any part of the best basketball player Oklahoma has ever produced that day, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound NBA All-Star. Nobody except Buddy Hield.

Hield’s mother sent him away with simple and powerful advice, advice he’s held onto through his first season as a Sooner.

Hield volunteered to step underneath the basket and leap with the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion.

“She always said read the Bible,” Hield said. “Never lose your faith, and never forget where you come from.”

“That’s a freshman mistake,” M’Baye said.

BUDDY BUCKETS By the time Hield stepped on campus at Sunrise Christian, he’d grown to 6-foot-3 and gained 30 pounds without losing any of his quickness or agility. Couple Hield’s physical maturation with his constant desire to shoot in the gym, along with an abundance of energy, and his scoring averaging of 22.7 points in 21 minutes as a prep senior isn’t tough to believe.

Griffin accepted Hield’s challenge and took his position at the baseline. Players and staff surrounded the north basket with camera phones at the ready. He dribbled four times and launched into the air with two steps. With the ball squeezed in the palm of his right hand, Griffin engaged Hield.

It also isn’t tough to believe Lindsted had a hard time slowing him down. So hard, in fact, Lindsted had to be conscious of just how much time Hield spent in the gym.

Hield dodged the onslaught to come after figuring out, midflight, he had no chance. He shifted his body around Griffin and landed with a loud laugh.

“He’s the kind of kid that we would go hard for three or four hours in the gym, and he would spend two more hours just getting up shots and working on his game,” Lindsted said. “He’s almost a kid you’d have to lock out of the gym to get him to rest at all.”

“He just climbed a monster that day and lost,” Sam Grooms said. “I didn’t think he had a chance anyway. I thought it was over with when he first tried to stand underneath the basket and challenge him. I don’t understand why he even tried that.”

That’s the kind of drive it takes to become a Rivals top 100 recruit. That’s the kind of work ethic that allowed Hield to lead Sunrise Christian to a National Association of Christian Athletes national title as a junior and 24-4 record.

Kyle Lindsted does. It’s the reason he left the country to recruit Hield to play for him at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan. A TRIP DOWN SOUTH Chavano Rainier “Buddy” Hield was a sophomore in high school when Lindsted first saw him at a showcase for young ball players in Freeport, Bahamas. Hield was a skinny 6-foot-1 kid then, but he had a pure stroke, brilliant scoring sense and a nose for the basket, even in middle school.

That’s the kind of discipline that receives recruiting attention from Colorado. From Kansas. From Oklahoma. Of those three, Kansas seems the obvious choice for a basketball player -- especially one who played high school ball in the Sunflower State. Jayhawk basketball is as rich in tradition and committed to winning championships as any program in the country.

Hield didn’t play basketball seriously until seventh grade. Before basketball became a focal point in his life, he was a track and field athlete, specializing in the middle distances, until he learned he was good at this basketball thing.

So why turn down Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self if he offers you a scholarship?

“The first year I played I started on a JV (high school) team,” Hield said. “People were like, ‘Seventh grade and you starting on a JV team? You probably be good, you know?’”

“We chose OU because we knew Buddy was different,” Lindsted said. “We knew Lon [Kruger] would let him go up and down the floor, and I also knew that it was going to be tough on Buddy. There would be transition period that he’s going through right now.”

That’s what Lindsted thought, too. He regularly takes business trips to Freeport to look for the type of ball players who fit his program. Hield was one such player but not for plain reasons at the time.

If Hield becomes the kind of player many in and around the program believe he can be, it’ll be because he displayed the same confidence that caused him to call out Blake Griffin. Believe that.

It wasn’t Hield’s athleticism and ability to score that attracted Lindsted to him. By Lindsted’s account, Hield wasn’t one of the more skilled basketball players at the showcase.

“I’m not afraid of anybody,” Hield said.

The trait he was most enamored with was Hield’s energy, his magnetic presence. Where Hield walked, the masses followed.

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Sooners’ Osby leads by example By John Shinn The Norman Transcript January 23, 2013

you want out of your leading scorer and a guy that everyone else is kind of rallying around.” Osby showed how powerful that can be in the win over the Longhorns.

NORMAN — Even after playing 31 grueling minutes Monday night, Oklahoma forward Romero Osby ran down to the freethrow line after being fouled. It wasn’t the two foul shots he eventually made to cap his 29-point effort against Texas that caused him to hurry. He wanted to be the first one down there, and he wanted his teammates and the Longhorns to see it. It was all psychological, but it’s one of the reasons the Sooners’ 73-67 victory over Texas was another game worth noting in what’s turning into a renaissance season for OU basketball. It’s the rare case where the best player happens to be the team leader, too. Junior forward Amath M’Baye, who scored 15 points against Texas and is now averaging 10.5 points in game in Big 12 play, watches Osby like a hawk. Picking up new moves isn’t the reason the junior college transfer, who is originally from France, studies his teammate. It’s the mannerisms that make Osby the player on the floor who everyone looks to. “I see him in practice every day, and he is one of the most humble post players I have every played with in Europe or here. He is a workhorse, and he is just amazing,” M’Baye said. “It is always easier to work next to someone like that because all of the attention is on him and they tend to forget you a little bit. He is a role model for me. He is a great senior and a great leader. The fact that he was able to get so many points and so many rebounds is just a model of how hard you should play and how well you can play.” All good teams have a player like Osby. They are crafty veterans who understand the ups and downs of the season and of games. The leadership they provide is invaluable. Osby provides it along with scoring, rebounding and defense. The Sooners (13-4, 4-1 Big 12) do have seven players in their 10-man rotation who are juniors and seniors. When it comes to winning, however, the group is still inexperienced. One of the reasons is that OU lacked a player of Osby’s imposing stature both as a player and a presence. It’s rubbed off on his class peers as well as freshmen guards Buddy Hield, Je’lon Hornbeak and Isaiah Cousins. “Ro’s leadership has been invaluable to the entire group, but especially the young guys. Again, it is not just the young guys that he sets the bar for. He sets it for everyone,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “I think our guys, like Amath said, they appreciate the fact that he is very genuine and is doing it for all the right reasons and is all about the team. No one puts more time in or works harder or is more consistent in practice than he is. That is what

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Je’lon Hornbeak maintains family ties By Stephanie Kuzydym The Oklahoman January 29, 2013

Wednesday night will just add one more game to the list in which Hornbeak and Austin will try to outdo each other, but no matter the outcome — they’ll tell their brother to “get the next one.”

NORMAN — Right after Oklahoma’s loss to Kansas on Saturday, Sooner freshman Je’lon Hornbeak received a message from Isaiah Austin, Baylor’s standout freshman center.

“We always told each other no matter where we go we’ll still be brothers and family,” Hornbeak said. “Because it doesn’t matter the distance — family is always family.”

“Go get the next one,” it said. Hornbeak’s “next one” is Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Waco, Texas, against Austin and Baylor. It’s the first game the friends have played against each other since before they were high school teammates at Dallas’ Grace Academy. “We always tell each other, ‘Hey, go get the W,’” Hornbeak said. “Even though the next one is against him ... we’re not enemies. When we get on the court, we’re not going to like each other. That’s just the way we are. But off the court, we (are) still brothers.” It’s normal for the two to offer each other advice or encouragement. Hornbeak’s mother, Sheila, said her son is always calling coaches and players for advice on how to get better. “I think Je’lons that type of guy,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “That’s part of who he is.” But the person Hornbeak talks to daily is Austin. “Basketball wise if he watches a game and sees something, he’ll tell me something and if I watch a game and I see something, I’ll tell him something,” Hornbeak said. “It’s brotherly. It’s like me and Isaiah Cousins and Buddy (Hield) — how we are is the same way with him. We can get on each other and it really doesn’t matter.” Austin and Hornbeak have been friends since they were in the sixth grade, when Austin moved to Texas from Minnesota. They played on the same AAU team and played one on one — a 6-foot-3 guard vs. a 7-1 center. “There were days he destroyed me,” Hornbeak said, “and games I beat him. You really got to work on your shot and create space (to shoot over him). Sometimes he takes me to the post and I just have to foul him.” Hornbeak said the all-time series between the two is “probably even, but it’s probably in his favor. I’ll give it to him.” The two talked about going to the same college, but they always said that they would do what was best for each other. Once Austin told Hornbeak he was going to Baylor, Hornbeak almost joined him, but concluded Baylor wasn’t for him. The two keep in contact every day through a group text message with two other high school friends. “(Isaiah) just sends me some crazy picture he finds on the Internet,” Hornbeak said. “We all just laugh about it.”

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Sooners can see unlimited potential in junior M’Baye By John Shinn The Norman Transcript January 30, 2013

Those around him believe it’s right around the corner. M’Baye has the same opinion. “I’m just feeling good with this team, this offense and this coaching staff,” he said. “I try to do as much extra work as I can to feel more comfortable every day. The coaching staff has been great. They helped me through it. They were watching film with me in the morning and talking to me during practice. My teammates have done a great job of finding me where I’m comfortable to score. I’m definitely feeling better in the offense.”

NORMAN — There are players that Oklahoma’s coaching staff will never try to hold back when it comes to attempting something bold. Any time Amath M’Baye feels like testing the limits of athletic ability, no one on the Sooners’ bench is going to put up a stop sign. “When he’s aggressive, we are a better team,” teammate Romero Osby said. The Sooners (13-5, 4-2 Big 12) need M’Baye to play that way when they face Baylor (14-5, 5-1) at 6 tonight at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. And that’s the direction the junior forward has been moving since conference play began earlier this month. Over the last six games, M’Baye is averaging 11.3 points and 6.0 rebounds. They’re respectable numbers, but talk to anyone around OU’s program and the feeling is something great is on the verge of emerging. However, it’s a matter of getting M’Baye’s confidence level to expand. There’s pressure that comes with being the Big 12 Conference’s newcomer of the year, which he was named back in November. It means everyone is expecting a difference-making player to take the court every single day. Those expectations didn’t just come from fans, coaches or teammates. M’Baye holds them as well. When he struggled in the middle of December, the 6-foot-9 forward was asking himself why. Every time he got the ball, he was thinking more than reacting. There was no confidence to lean on. “He works so hard and he’s so conscientious, he burdens himself with doing everything great all the time, and it just wasn’t happening for him,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “I think the best thing about him is he just kept working at it and plugging away. He’s got himself back around.” There have been periods where M’Baye has been that explosive player everyone around him sees daily. In last Saturday’s loss at Kansas. M’Baye only scored 12 points, but he was never passive. One of the most memorable plays that afternoon was M’Baye’s attempted dunk over Kansas center Jeff Withey. M’Baye was called for a charge, but teammates were fine with the boldness of what he was attempting. “I saw a picture of it, and both he and Withey were both way above the rim. I was like, ‘If he can get a couple of those down, people are gonna be scared of him,’” Osby said. “It’s good to see that aggression and him attacking the rim like that.” Tonight’s his next chance to show what he really can do. The Bears are a long and athletic team. There are ways to beat them, but M’Baye gives OU the opportunity to fight fire with fire. They need more of that boldness to materialize in big moments.

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M’Baye, Pledger set tone for Sooners’ big victory over Bears By John Shinn The Norman Transcript January 31, 2013

OU led the final 36 minutes, but the Bears had whittled OU’s lead down to five points with 3:29 to go. Baylor point guard Pierre Jackson, who scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half, was a constant ball of energy.

WACO, Texas — After Amath M’Baye made his third-straight shot Wednesday night, the grin on his face widened. The same feeling shot through Steven Pledger after his first 3-pointer swished through the net.

His driving layup brought the crowd back into the game. Hield silenced it with a 3-pointer from the wing to put OU back up by eight. Seconds later, Pledger picked up a steal and converted a 3-point play to put OU back up by 11.

It was their night and because of it, Oklahoma was on its way to a huge road win over Baylor. The feeling was still there after the Sooners held on for a 74-71 victory at the Ferrell Center.

“That was a time I wanted to step up and show the coaches I could be on the court the last few minutes, which I did,” said Hield, who finished with nine points. “I got a couple opportunities.”

Both scored a season-high 20 points to lead the Sooners (14-5, 5-2 Big 12) to their biggest victory thus far. Both knew they had broken out of offensive slumps in the process.

The next one came with 66 seconds left. OU’s lead was down to one by then. Hield lifted it back up to three with a driving layup.

For Pledger, it was his first 20-point game of the season and the first time this year he played like one of the Big 12 Conference’s best shooters.

Baylor had chances to tie, but OU warded them all off to get an NCAA Tournament resumé-building victory that moved the Sooners into a tie for second in the Big 12 standings with January coming to a close.

“It’s been a while,” Pledger admitted after going 6 for 12 from the field, 3 for 7 from 3-point range and 5 for 7 from the free-throw line. “I needed one, and it came at a great time.”

“Anytime you can win on the road, you feel good about it,” Kruger said. “Any win against the very good Baylor club makes it better.”

It coincided with M’Baye displaying a full offensive arsenal. The junior forward went 9 for 12 from the field in a dominant performance.

Getting two essential players to break out of offensive shells was the icing on the cake.

“I felt good. I’ve had games where I’ve felt better, but tonight I felt like my old self,” he said. “I put points on the board. I was happy to see all the work I’ve been putting in paying off.” In truth, they helped the Sooners make the game look easy for the first 30 minutes. Baylor was on the ropes most of the night. M’Baye and Pledger helped OU go on a 15-2 run late in the first half that built a 38-26 halftime lead. “The guys did a really good job of moving the ball and setting good screens for each other,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “The timing was good, shots came in rhythm, and it was great to see Pledger step up there and knock down shots. It was good to see guys set the tone.” Baylor (14-6, 5-2) was in panic mode most of the night. The Sooners, who shot 52.7 percent (29 for 55) didn’t cool off until midway through the second half. The only reason the Bears, who shot 37.3 percent (28 for 75) stayed in the game was forward Isaiah Austin. The 7-foot freshman scored 17 points and collected 22 rebounds. Both of his totals came, mostly, off of put-backs. “Austin was such a big factor on the offensive boards,” Kruger said. “We just couldn’t keep him away from the ball.” Yet, the biggest plays by a freshman in the final minutes belonged to OU’s Buddy Hield.

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Lon Kruger’s winning formula is working at Oklahoma By Stephanie Kuzydym The Oklahoman February 1, 2013

Kruger also knows how to make people comfortable — in a game or out. He rarely raises his voice. Claps his hands a lot. Rarely has an irate gesture.

NORMAN — As the final shot went up in the OU-Baylor game, Bears coach Scott Drew bounced around like a kangaroo on the sideline before falling to his back.

Watch him during a game after a possession with a mistake. Sometimes Kruger furrows his brow and his forehead creases. Sometimes he slightly sticks out his lower jaw. Rarely, he’ll shout. That’s as far as it goes.

Less than 90 feet away, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger stood solid as a rock.

During Oklahoma’s practice, Kruger, usually dressed in a pair of red sweatpants, will quicken his stride when he means business but as soon as he reaches his group of players, he’s back to clapping his hands and saying something stern with a sense of encouragement and always a load of knowledge.

For the first time since Blake Griffin left Norman, the ever-steady Kruger has made OU basketball relevant again. The Sooners are second in the conference, and if the NCAA Tournament started today, they’d be a shoo-in for the Big Dance.

“The guys around him feel comfortable,” said Jeff Guin, a former basketball manager for Kruger at Florida and who later joined Kruger’s Illinois staff. “Some coaches when they coach, you can tell the kids are tense and they’re worried about making mistakes. He just gets them to go out and play. At the same time, it’s not that the kids are looking over the shoulder on what to do next. Coach has already taught them what to do.”

Lon Kruger’s rebuilding story started at Kansas State, the team the Sooners face at 5 p.m. Saturday. Kansas State is where Kruger first came on the scene as a gentle Midwestern man, where he first showed his knowledge of the game as a All-Big Eight player who eventually returned as a conquering yet mild-mannered coach. As he rebuilt one program after another, people who worked close to him began to see a common theme.

Kruger’s ability to rebuild comes from more than just the team accepting him. He also accepts the team. D.J. Allen, a communications director at UNLV, said Kruger looked at what players he has, what strengths they provided and determined the positions he could put them in to be successful.

Lon Kruger puts others first. Players see it and it puts them at ease. Oklahoma senior Romero Osby said Kruger makes him comfortable because he knows his coach isn’t dwelling on what happened five possessions ago. He’s there, in the moment, trying to coach them to victory.

Allen was so amazed at Kruger’s ability to rebuild, he wrote a book with him about it. Kruger took Florida from being ecstatic about making it to the NIT all the way to the program’s first Final Four. He set Illinois on a steady course for success. He turned UNLV from being an NIT team to an NCAA Sweet Sixteen team.

Among the coaching fraternity and Kruger’s faithful followers, no one is surprised Kruger’s kind heart and basketball smarts are quickly rebuilding another program.

Koss said: “A lot of people tend to focus on weaknesses and say, ‘Well you know, this person has this shortcoming and that shortcoming.’ I don’t think Lon sees shortcomings.”

It’s that knowledge and gentle demeanor that people say makes Lon Kruger a different kind of coach.

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Kruger smiled as he watched his team run a play during a recent practice. That’s how Kruger looks most of practice.

He grew up the son of a mailman and a homemaker, raised among four brothers and a sister in Silver Lake, Kan.

At the end of the practice, he chatted with fans who had made their way to watch the Sooners practice.

He learned at a young age to never talk about himself, to ask about others and to put them at ease. To this day, in conversation, Kruger rarely says the word “I”.

In a day of reduced access and availability, Kruger and his team are available for all to watch. He gathers with his team at the end of practice as they say a prayer, watches them shake hands with fans and then follows.

He carried those values from job to job — rebuilding Texas-Pan American, Florida, Illinois and UNLV. “He is genuinely and sincerely interested in others,” said Bill Koss, a Fox Sports analyst for Florida basketball. “In order to have successful basketball teams that are centered around the concept of team, then the players have to believe that the coach is really interested in them. That’s where Lon starts with everything in life.

Kruger thanks people for coming, diverting attention from himself. “Need anything?” he says. “He’s the same guy, I’m telling you,” Koss said of the coach. “Lon Kruger hasn’t changed one iota. He’s the same grounded, downto-earth, interested in others, only sees the positive things guy. I’m older than Lon and I’d still like to grow up and be like Lon.”

“He’s a very fine human being and he cares about others. In today’s world you think, ‘Can someone really be that genuine and that sincere?’ The more someone gets to know them the more they recognize that he truly is a leader in that regard.”

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OU gets a win worth celebrating in downing No. 5 Kansas By Guerin Emig Tulsa World February 9, 2013

Hornbeak followed that by making 3-of-4 free throws in the final 30 seconds to keep Kansas at bay. He finished what another OU freshman started - Cousins getting his first start since midDecember and responding with five points, a rebound and an assist in the first 5 1/2 minutes as OU jumped in front.

NORMAN — When the Lloyd Noble Center horn sounded, Oklahoma freshman Buddy Hield was jumping up and down at midcourt, staring at all of those Kansas seniors and laughing.

“We had a lot of energy from the get-go,” said Osby, who added a team-high eight rebounds. “Shootaround was real active. The guys were all anxious to get out there and play.”

Pretty soon, Hield was riding around the court on someone’s shoulders in the mass of OU’s first court-rush since ... Since when exactly? Near as anyone could remember, since Feb. 20, 1995, the Big Monday night the Sooners beat No. 1 Kansas in Kelvin Sampson’s first year on the job.

It’s not that the Jayhawks were flat coming off their shocking loss at TCU. OU was simply more energized. It’s not that a Kansas lineup including four seniors played poorly. It’s just that OU’s group, including starting freshmen Cousins and Hield and reserve Hornbeak, were better. They made bigger shots, more free throws. They shared the ball better and came up with one more steal.

Here, 18 years later, OU had beaten Kansas again. This time the No. 5 Jayhawks went down 72-66. How it happened was, in a way, even more stunning. Back in ‘95, it took an Ernie Abercrombie 3-pointer in the final minute for OU to pull ahead and win. Saturday afternoon in front of 10,503 fans, the Sooners took a lead on Isaiah Cousins’ 3 with 14:27 left in the first half, and they never gave it up.

“It’s great,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “A lot of people feel good about their contributions.” It was a complete, deserved victory that left no less a player than KU senior point guard Elijah Johnson insisting his team took a step forward despite losing.

“Give OU credit,” Bill Self said. “They controlled the game, basically, from the start.” Self didn’t dump on his team like he did after last week’s losses to Oklahoma State and TCU. He couldn’t. The Sooners (15-7, 6-4) were just better was all, and it saw to their first win over Kansas since 2005 after 10 straight defeats.

“We looked different tonight than we did at TCU, and different than at the end of Oklahoma State,” he said. The Sooners enjoyed themselves Saturday, for the two hours during the game and the 10 minutes after when they were swept up by court-rushers. The fans had been taken on quite a ride, so they returned the favor to players like Hield.

“I’m not leaving disgusted with my team at all,” Self said in the midst of KU’s first three-game losing streak since ‘05. “We actually played better today. We just played a good team. They shot the heck out of the basketball.”

“I see that on TV all the time,” Pledger said. “I always wished we could get something like that to happen.”

Romero Osby, who went 4-of-16 in OU’s 67-54 loss at Kansas Jan. 26, made 6-of-8 for a game-high 17 points. He got the better of KU center Jeff Withey.

Saturday, after 18 years, it finally did.

Cameron Clark made 4-of-7 and scored 10 points. That helped OU’s bench outscore KU’s 23-11. Steven Pledger wasn’t always hot, but he made a 3 from the right wing after Osby’s offensive rebound with four minutes left. That kept the Sooners ahead 63-59. “I want those shots,” said Pledger, who finished 6-of-14 en route to 15 points. “I have more confidence to hit those than at any point in the game.” How about Je’lon Hornbeak’s confidence? OU’s freshman guard had missed his only shot until taking Osby’s feed on the right wing with 1:29 to play. “I got it, sized it up and saw I had of space,” Hornbeak said. “So I took it.” He buried it, and the Sooners led 66-61.

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Playing without Hield By John Shinn The Norman Transcript February 13, 2013

It will be OU’s first game since the loss of Hield. Bedlam should give a strong indication how it will handle his absence. “Buddy is a player who brings a lot of energy and it’s hard to see him get hurt like that,” Clark said. “We have some guys on this who can step up.”

NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said freshman guard Buddy Hield underwent successful surgery on his broken right foot Tuesday morning. Hield is expected to miss at least the next four weeks while mending. However, losing a starter to injury isn’t something the Sooners have dealt with the last two seasons. Until Hield suffered a broken foot in Monday night’s 75-48 victory over TCU, the only OU player to miss a game this season due to injury was backup point guard Sam Grooms. He missed the Stephen F. Austin game on Dec. 18 with a concussion. No player missed a game due to injury last season. The Sooners (16-7, 7-4 Big 12) will be without Hield for at least the final seven regular-season games. His energetic presence will be missed on both ends of the court. Hield is the team’s leader in minutes played at 26.5 per game. One way OU appears equipped to handle the extended absence of a starter is Kruger hasn’t over extended any of his players this season. He’s used his bench liberally this season. “I think we have 10 guys who can get results, so it’s not just for that reason,” Kruger said Tuesday. “When you do have the luxury of doing that it does help with foul trouble or injury. We’re fortunate enough to have the quality of depth — not just depth — that we do have that can come in and make a difference.” The victory over TCU was another game where that was the case. The Sooners’ bench scored 34 points. Andrew Fitzgerald and Je’lon Hornbeak both scored nine while Tyler Neal and Cameron Clark both finished with eight. Because of the deep contributions, the performance against the Horned Frogs was one of OU’s best of the season. Winning wasn’t a surprise, but OU showed no signs of the expected letdown after beating Kansas on Saturday “I thought it was. Everyone was together and into the game,” Fitzgerald said. “A lot of teams do get sidetracked after they win a big game against a team like Kansas. We came out with a lot of energy and that energy won the game for us.” Obviously, with Hield out one of those four, most likely Hornbeak, will turn into a starter. But all will need to make greater contributions. Kruger has a lot of options with how he’ll replace Hield in the lineup. Hornbeak has responded well in the last two games since being moved from the point guard spot to the wing. Clark has been incredibly productive as well. After Monday night’s 4-for-7 performance, he’s shooting 53 percent in conference play. A lot will depend on the opponent. The Sooners face No. 17 Oklahoma State (17-5, 7-3) at 12:30 p.m., Saturday at GallagherIba Arena in Stillwater.

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Pair of OU freshmen must compensate for Hield’s absence By Guerin Emig Tulsa World February 16, 2013

“He’ll come up with a turnover, steal the ball, make a layup, make a pass, make a play. That’s Buddy,” Hornbeak said. “He makes plays quick, quick, quick. That’s the big thing we’re going to miss.”

NORMAN — Buddy Hield leaned over his crutches the other day, his injured right foot in a cast and boot, and playfully referred to the Oklahoma staff’s nickname for their three freshman guards.

Among other big things. “Defense... The energy that he brings... Rebounding from a guard’s standpoint,” Cousins said. “And hitting big buckets at crucial times.”

“It’s not ‘Three the Hard Way’ anymore,” Hield said. “It’s ‘Two the Hard Way.’”

It is a lot to make up for. “Two the Hard Way” indeed.

Hield is done for the rest of the regular season at least, due to a broken bone sustained during OU’s victory over TCU last Monday. No Sooner has played more minutes, made more steals or been more reliable from the free-throw line.

“I talked to them. I said, ‘Y’all need to pick it up.’ Je’lon and Isaiah are gonna play hard,” Hield said. “They’ll do what it takes to get through this.”

Hield is among OU’s top three in 3-pointers, rebounds and assists. He leaves a sizable void. Fellow freshmen Je’lon Hornbeak and Isaiah Cousins must help fill it beginning Saturday in Bedlam at Oklahoma State. You have to contain Marcus Smart to contain the Cowboys. Hield would have led that charge. “He’s been the guy meeting the ball for us on top. He gives us good activity there,” said Lon Kruger, whose Sooners enter Stillwater tied for second in the Big 12 Conference, one game behind Kansas, OSU and Kansas State. “He’s long, rangy and tireless. He stays after it. We’ll miss that.” Who gets first crack at Smart on Saturday? “Buddy normally picked up the ball. Now I’m going to,” Hornbeak said. “It’ll be pretty much me and (Smart) going up and down the court.” Expect the spindly-armed Cousins to help with that. “If that’s what Coach Kruger wants,” he said. “I don’t care. I’ll play on the ball. I’m ready for that challenge.” Cousins and Hornbeak are in better position to meet the challenge of playing in Gallagher-Iba Arena, as well as replacing Hield, than they were just a couple weeks ago. Cousins has shot 50 percent, raising his season percentage to 29, while averaging eight points over his last three games. He is finally playing with confidence, something Hield has never had trouble doing. Hornbeak is also shooting and scoring better. He has made 12 of his last 26 3s. He averaged eight points in back-to-back wins over Kansas and TCU last week. Hield averaged 8.6 points. It’s not like he was going to get 30 anytime soon. But his offense came in momentum-building spurts, and was often created by his defense.

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Bedlam defeat still hurts, but taken in stride By John Shinn The Norman Transcript February 18, 2013

“I think we did a lot of things to help us grow in the future,” Grooms said. “That’s what we’re looking forward to. It’s difficult walking out of here because we wanted to get this win.”

NORMAN — There was a lot of sunken shoulders after Oklahoma’s 84-79 overtime loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. There was no sense hiding the disappointment. It was one of the best Bedlam games in the rivalry’s storied history and the Sooners wound up losing it. Still, the Sooners knew the sun was going to come up on Sunday. “It hurts to leave here without the win, but by the same token I think we did a lot of things to help us grow in the future,” said OU guard Sam Grooms, who came off the bench to score a careerhigh 18 points. “That’s what we’re looking forward to. It’s difficult walking out of here because we wanted to get this win.” A win would have virtually guaranteed an NCAA Tournament bid and opened a very realistic path to win the Big 12 title. Both are still plausible for the Sooners (16-8, 7-5 Big 12). What Bedlam revealed is they can play with just about anybody. The Cowboys are 13-1 on their home floor and the only loss was to No. 5 Gonzaga in December. All OU needed on Saturday was one more basket or one more defensive stop to make it a group. “Tough loss for sure,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “But it was a really good basketball game. Guys on both teams played their hearts out. It was a big-time battle from start to finish. Guys on both teams made a lot of big-time plays. Defenses were having a tough time getting stops.” OU’s last possession in regulation was the 35 seconds it would like to have back. The game was tied at 73-all and all of the 13,611 in attendance knew OU wanted to get the ball to Romero Osby, who scored 18 points along with Grooms and Steven Pledger. He didn’t get it until there was four seconds left on the shot clock and he was 20 feet from the basket. One more basket and Osby would have cemented one of the best Bedlam performances in OU history. He added 15 rebounds and was virtually unstoppable in the second half. “Ro did such a good job carrying us down the stretch there. We were trying to get him isolated there with some options,” Kruger said. “O-State did a good job of covering it. Ro was terrific, as he’s been all season.” Nothing is altered because of Saturday’s loss. OU hits the road to face Texas Tech (9-14, 2-10) at 6 p.m., Wednesday and then returns to Lloyd Noble Center at 4 p.m., Saturday to face Baylor (16-9, 7-5). Win both, and OU cements a .500 record in the conference with four games left. Win both, and it secures a season sweep of the Red Raiders and the Bears, who are currently tied with OU in the conference standings. Nothing that happened on Saturday deters those possibilities. In fact, they should be bolstered. 71


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Sooners lean on upperclassmen during crucial stretch By John Shinn The Norman Transcript February 22, 2013

He was benched earlier in the conference season because his play wasn’t up to par. With the exception of Osby, all five of those upperclassmen have seen critical plays in critical games occur while on the bench. Kruger has always been willing to ride the hot hand at any time.

NORMAN — Oklahoma can take a lot of positives away from Wednesday night’s 86-71 victory over Texas Tech. It shot the ball extremely well. The point total was a season high, and the 53.3-percent shooting percentage marked just the third time OU has made more than it has missed this season.

Wednesday it was three seniors and two juniors. Don’t be surprised if it stays that way for the near future. Each of OU’s five remaining regular-season games will greatly impact its chances of making the NCAA Tournament — positively or negatively.

The major reason all those came to fruition was the play of Steven Pledger, Romero Osby, Amath M’Baye, Sam Grooms and Cameron Clark. They scored 70 of the Sooners’ points.

“There’s a lot work left to do,” Kruger said. “I think the most important thing is they understand there’s still a long way to go and lot of work left to do.”

It’s hard to ignore what they have in common — all five are juniors or older. OU coach Lon Kruger didn’t downplay the significance of their experience after Wednesday night’s victory. “They’ve been in this situation before and they’re comfortable because they know how tough it is,” he said. “I think that’s all part of it.” The experience was needed against the Red Raiders. OU (17-8, 8-5 Big 12) was able to hold off a couple Texas Tech (9-15, 2-11) rallies and it also overcame a tough night from freshmen guards Je’lon Hornbeak and Isaiah Cousins. Hornbeak suffered a minor ankle injury in the second half and only played 17 minutes. OU coach Lon Kruger said Hornbeak could have returned to the game if needed. However, Hornbeak was just 1 for 6 from the field. The decision to play Cousins for just 10 minutes was strictly Kruger’s. He struggled with four turnovers (all steals that resulted in a layups by Texas Tech guard Josh Gray) and only took one shot (a miss). Cousins’ body language after giving up back-to-back steals to Gray midway through the second half spoke volumes. Kruger had to get him out of the game. Grooms, a senior, fully understood what Cousins was going through. “Being a point guard, it’s tough. If he was out there making plays and everything was going right, everybody would have praised him,” Grooms said. “I had to explain to him, it’s tough right now. It’s not as bad as it looks. He made a couple mistakes. Now he’s got to regroup and understand that tomorrow he has to get better. I tried to pick him up as much as I could, because I’ve been there before. I’ve been there.” Grooms, who Kruger said will get the start against Baylor on Saturday, has experienced those tough nights before. Wednesday night marked his 56th career game at OU after coming to the Sooners in 2011 as a junior college transfer.

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OU making best of foul-heavy games By John Shinn The Norman Transcript February 26, 2013

“He’s more active every day,” Kruger said. “He’s making good progress from what (OU trainer Alex Brown) says. I don’t know what it means in terms of number of days, but Buddy is certainly on schedule. He’s working as hard as he can work at it. He wants to get back.”

NORMAN — It is hard to get a rhythm going when the game stops every 45 seconds for a foul, but that’s been the average in Oklahoma’s last two games. Last Wednesday’s game at Texas Tech included 43 fouls. Saturday’s game against Baylor had 57.

Hield has missed the last three games since breaking a bone in his right foot on Feb. 11 against TCU. The original prognosis was for him to miss four-to-six weeks.

Some of that was the Bears fouling to stop the clock, but, still, 100 fouls in two games seems excessive.

Long night: OU guard Je’lon Hornbeak wore a big smile. He chipped his two front teeth in Saturday’s win over Baylor and he had to go see a dentist about an hour after the game ended. The procedure lasted about 90 minutes and included two root canals.

“Officials are in a no-win situation,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “Everyone is talking about defenses grabbing and holding, and clearly that’s happening. But if officials call all those fouls everyone is upset because everyone is in foul trouble.

“It was worth it,” Hornbeak said. “… It came out nice.”

“I think it will be a major topic this spring and summer about whether we want officials to call the rule book or to be subjective and be different game-to-game-to-game.”

Hornbeak said the most painful part of the night was the shot of Procaine he received before the surgery. “The numbness stuff, they hit me up right on the nerves,” he said. “That stuff hurt; I’m not gonna lie.”

The average number of fouls in an OU game this season has been 34.24. In truth, the current fouls per game has declined slightly from the 34.77 in OU’s games last season. There were 35.9 per game in the 2010-11 season. The average was 34.35 in 2009-10. In 2008-09, which was Blake Griffin’s last season as a Sooner, the average was 38.5 per game. One of the major complaints about college basketball is the lack of scoring. That hasn’t been the Sooners’ problem the last two games. They set season highs for points against the Red Raiders (86) and against the Bears (90). Kruger is part of the overwhelming majority of coaches who would like to see the rule book enforced. It would cut down on the grabbing and pulling that goes on in most games and allow for more movement on offense. “The NBA had this problem a few years ago,” Kruger said. “Scoring was going down, so they said, OK, no more. Offensive guys get to move, and the game became very popular again. It can be done.” Different Texas: The Sooners face Texas at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Austin. Even though OU won the first meeting, 73-67, in Norman. Texas has gone through some changes since. Sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo has returned to the lineup after a 23-game NCAA-mandated suspension. “They’re considerably different because they’ve added a top, elite player,” Kruger said of the Longhorns. “(Kabongo) does a lot of things offensively, but he’s also very active and very quick defensively. It’s not just his points. He creates, he gets in the lane, he pushes tempo. He does a lot of good things for them.” No medical boot for Hield: Freshman guard Buddy Hield is still is not practicing with the team, but he was shooting flat-footed shots at Monday’s practice and he was no longer wearing a medical boot on his right foot.

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Sooners can’t muster overtime win after late collapse at Texas By John Shinn The Norman Transcript February 27, 2013

Kabongo, who didn’t play in the Sooners’ 73-67 victory Jan. 21 over the Longhorns at Lloyd Noble Center, only had three points in the first half. He scored 28 in the final 25 minutes, including eight in overtime. McClellan added 18 and was a perfect 13-for13 from the free-throw line. Three came after a controversial foul on Pledger on a 3-point attempt with nine seconds to go.

AUSTIN, Texas — For 32 minutes, Oklahoma dominated Texas. The last eight minutes and overtime, however, turned a potential blowout into a 92-86 debilitating loss to the Longhorns.

Osby had a chance to seal the game in regulation, but missed one of two free throws.

Romero Osby scored 31 points and Steven Pledger scored 18 to lead the Sooners. Both, however, were upstaged by Texas guard Myck Kabongo. The Longhorns’ point guard scored 31 points, including an off-balance prayer with the clock winding down in regulation that sent the game to overtime.

Kabongo drove the length of the floor and scored in six seconds to send the game into overtime. Osby gave OU a brief lead with 3:10 left in overtime with a dunk, but the Sooners’ never led again.

The Sooners (18-9, 9-6 Big 12) never recovered. They were in shock after blowing a 22-point lead with a 7:54 to play. At that point, a small crowd at the Erwin Center had already started filing out. Most had no intreats in watching OU snap a six-game losing streak to the Longhorns in Austin.

The loss blew a chance for OU to seize fourth place in the Big 12 all by itself. Instead, it’ll face Iowa State on Saturday for that designation.

It was an alley-oop dunk from Amath M’Baye, who scored 16 points, that gave OU its largest lead of the game. The junior forward flashed the “’Horns Down” sign as he trotted back down the floor.

“It’s tough to let this one slip away, we’ve got to regroup,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “This one is going to hurt for a while, but we have to bounce back.”

Texas (13-15, 5-10) launched a 32-10 run after it. OU lost despite shooting 50.9 percent (29-for-57) and 9 for 18 from 3-point range. However, the hot shooting was from the first 32 minutes. After M’Baye’s dunk, OU made just three more shots the rest of the game. Its composure disappeared. It committed five turnovers in a three-minute span that quickly allowed Texas to get back in the game. Osby got in M’Baye’s face after the taunt. “I wasn’t trying to get on him, because he’s a grown-up. I was just telling him, ‘Let’s win with class,’” Osby said. “We were up by 20 at the time. I just didn’t want karma to kinda come back on us over something like that.” Osby’s fear became reality. OU was 3 for 15 from the field after M’Baye’s dunk and committed five turnovers. Neither Kabongo or Texas’ Ioannis Pappetrou or Sheldon McClellan claimed to see the gesture, but the game obviously changed. The Sooners finished with 16 turnovers. The Longhorns turned those into 26 points. “We didn’t take care of the ball and you have to credit them,” OU point guard Sam Grooms said. “They went to the full-court press and were active. They got their hands on some balls and got some steals. It led to scoring opportunities for them and gave them momentum.”

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Pledger, Fitzgerald have learned lessons the hard way By Stephanie Kuzydym The Oklahoman March 1, 2013

“Oh, we’ve had our arguments,” Pledger said of their friendship and of being roommates. “The arguments that we had were idiotic arguments.”

NORMAN — Steven Pledger and Andrew Fitzgerald have gone through it all with Oklahoma basketball.

Their largest came the summer before their junior season, when current Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger was going through his first summer with the team. Pledger and Fitzgerald were always arguing in the gym. Eventually, they solved their differences and took their frustration to the court and unleashed it on their opponents.

Well, all except March. The two have been roommates since the summer before their freshman year — two teenagers from the East Coast that came halfway across the country to play college basketball. They came in the year after Blake Griffin led the Sooners to an Elite Eight appearance.

Although OU only won 15 games during their junior season, Pledger finished with a team-high 16.2 points per game. He made 72 3-pointers.

The two freshmen thought their first year would be one of victories and a Big Dance. Then they went through the firing, the hiring, the losses and the eventual upsets. Now, the two fourthyear Sooners are ready for Senior Day against Iowa State.

Fitzgerald was the third-highest scorer on the team. He had the second-most rebounds with 154. They learned how to adjust to a new system, a new coaching staff and a new style of teaching. They learned more about each other.

“It brings us to this moment right now,” Pledger said. “We’re in tournament talk, and we’re used to our coach. It took us a year, but we’re ready.”

“We know more about each other than we probably should,” Pledger said. “Blood couldn’t make us any more closer.” Now, four years later, thoughts of tournaments and Madness in March make them smile.

It all began with a different team, a different head man. In the spring of 2009, when Pledger and Fitzgerald were seniors in high school, they sat as signed recruits watching Griffin take OU to the Elite Eight. They were excited to join then-coach Jeff Capel’s squad.

While Pledger said he’ll let others bring up the talks of tournaments, Fitzgerald admitted he and his roommate look at the projections quite a bit.

But the next year was nothing like what they saw from their homes in Chesapeake, Va. and Baltimore, Md. Their freshman year ended on a nine-game losing streak. Their sophomore year, they only won 14 games.

“We don’t like being the 8, 9 seed because then you’re going to get the No. 1 seed in the (second) round,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re really just trying to get it together where we get a better seed in the tournament.”

Capel was like a father-figure to Pledger, but he was fired after the 2010-2011 season. The senior guard said he never would have left his family back in Virginia if he’d known that in Year 2 his coach would be fired.

Regardless of their seed, the two East Coast Sooners are playing on Senior Day — and another chance to impress the NCAA selection committee. “We never been in it,” Pledger said of tournament talk.

Year 2, though, had gone a lot like Year 1 to Pledger and Fitzgerald. The team felt like one of individuals. It didn’t gel as a unit. Pledger had been so excited for that team, too.

As he shook his head and smiled, he said, “It’s a good feeling.”

“In my first game, I went out and (scored) 21 points,” Pledger said. “As the year went on, a bad first year, and the start of my sophomore year at playing point guard, it was just up and down.” That’s the same way Fitzgerald described the years. “I felt like we could win every game, but being realistic, I knew that we could lose,” Fitzgerald said. “That really hurt me as a player. I still went out there and played as hard as I could. It’s really just hard to think about stuff like that.” The thoughts of tournament titles, March Madness and glory disappeared from their heads. But Fitzgerald and Pledger learned from the losses. Through it all, they learned how to become men and best friends.

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OU’s strong recovery crushes Iowa State By Guerin Emig Tulsa World March 3, 2013

3-pointer five seconds before halftime to swing the momentum back OU’s direction. The second half was a matter of OU making 30 straight free throws to finish an NCAA record-tying 34-of-34.

NORMAN — It was torture, but Sam Grooms pushed through it. Then he started over and pushed through it again.

Someone asked Hoiberg in postgame about that, and the difference between Saturday’s game and the 83-64 spanking Iowa State administered OU Feb. 4 in Ames.

Then he went back and did it again.

“Our gameplan was similar,” the coach said. “Grooms stepped up and hit shots against us. Give the kid credit for stepping up with confidence and knocking those down.”

The Oklahoma point guard returned home from his team’s midweek meltdown at Texas, and watched the whole thing “three of four times.” All those turnovers, bad fouls and bad shots that contributed to Texas’ 22-point rally.

It didn’t happen in Ames, where Grooms went 1-of-3 for two points. It didn’t happen at Texas Wednesday, as Grooms missed all four of his shots and turned the ball over four times.

All alone at home. “I would watch and get to the point where we’d turn it over, and I’d turn it off and get mad,” Grooms said. “And then I’d be like, ‘I can’t do that. I’ve gotta finish watching.’ I’d get through two more possessions and turn it off again, before turning it back on.

But it had happened in between. Grooms’ emergence was a big reason for OU’s four-wins-in-five-games stretch heading to Austin. All he needed was confidence he could re-emerge. Teammates helped restore that. Coaches gave him some help by refining OU’s press offense the past two days in practice.

“I was livid.”

“It’s not just the guy with the ball. It’s also receivers moving and being available,” coach Lon Kruger said. “A lot of the focus is on Sam because he has the ball, but a lot of other people are responsible.”

By the time Saturday’s game against Iowa State rolled around ... “I had a lot to prove,” he said. The most driven player on a motivated team, Grooms led the Sooners to an 86-69 hammering of Iowa State. He managed 19 points, six assists and just one turnover while conducting his offense in 31 minutes of play.

The practice paid off Saturday. OU had 17 assists and just five turnovers. All that remained was motivation. Grooms supplied that by digesting Wednesday’s debacle.

That made the most difference in what was supposed to be a ridiculously competitive game between two teams with nearly identical records and NCAA Tournament hopes. Both teams needed to show something, OU after collapsing at Texas and Iowa State after having victory snatched away against Kansas last Monday. The Cylcones (19-10, 9-7) didn’t come out so hot.

Saturday afternoon, Grooms came off the court shaking hands, posing for pictures and hearing one “Great game!” after another. His mom had seen it all, having traveled from Greensboro, N.C., to see her son honored with OU’s other four seniors in pregame. Quite a change over three days’ time.

“We didn’t have it,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “It’s really the first time all year where we’ve gotten it absolutely taken to us, where we got our butts kicked.”

“I’m thankful,” Grooms said. “I wanted to come out here and play as hard as I could and show that I could bounce back. This is the real way Sam plays.”

Grooms took the first swing. Thirty seconds after tipoff, Iowa State’s Korie Lucious left him for an open 18-footer. Swish. The Sooners led 2-0. They never trailed from there. Grooms fed Steven Pledger coming off a curl, and Pledger’s 3 made it 9-2 at the first timeout. Iowa State came back out, left Grooms alone again and paid again. When Grooms hit two more back-to-back perimeter shots with five minutes left in the half, the Cyclones changed tactics. We’ll pick up Grooms, in full court, they decided, like Texas pressured him Wednesday night. Grooms helped the Sooners (19-9, 10-6) break it once, and then again, when Grooms took Lucious to the baskett and scored to make it 37-23. So much for the press. The Cyclones closed to within 37-28, but Grooms zipped a

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Sam Grooms on a mission By John Shinn The Norman Transcript March 4, 2013

OU enters the final week of the regular season in position to improve its seed for the NCAA Tournament instead of securing it. There’s still a chance OU could finish as high as third in the Big 12 standings if it beats West Virginia at Lloyd Noble Center Wednesday and wins at TCU Saturday. The Sooners will be favored to accomplish the tasks. They’ve moved into that position because Grooms has led them there.

NORMAN — Oklahoma point guard Sam Grooms played like he was on a redemptive mission Saturday. It wasn’t the jump shots he made or even the 19 points he scored in the Sooners’ 86-69 victory over Iowa State Saturday that mattered most.

“What happened in Texas... It happened,” Grooms said. “But I don’t want them to ever think about it.”

The senior wanted to prove he can still keep his team clear of trouble in the harshest of circumstances.

After Saturday, there’s no need to worry.

“I had a lot to prove. I’m pretty sure my teammates believe in me. But, by the same token I don’t want them to ever second-guess me, think that Sam will turn the ball under pressure. I don’t want them to ever feel that way,” Grooms said. “I wanted to come out here and play as hard as I could and show them that I could bounce back from it. This is the real way Sam plays.” If the “real” Grooms keeps playing like he did Saturday, the Sooners (19-9, 10-6 Big 12) could be one of the best offensive teams in the Big 12 Conference. Saturday’s victory was OU’s fifth straight game with at least 79 points, and fourth in a row with 80 or more on the scoreboard. There’s a lot of factors that have contributed to the scoring outburst. The NCAA record-tying 34-for-34 performance from the free-throw line had a major impact, but there were other factors like the 17 assists, with six coming from Grooms’ hands. “Guys have done a good job of moving the ball and handling it. That starts with Sam, of course,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “He did a terrific job again today. We expect that to continue. It’s nice to see that happen for him.” Grooms took the loss to Texas last Wednesday especially hard. It was a total team collapse that caused the Sooners to blow a 22-point lead with less than eight minutes to go. Grooms, however, saw it as failure in his ability to direct the Sooners. He was only credited with four of the Sooners’ 16 turnovers. Nonetheless, the Sooners went into a free-fall and he couldn’t pull them out of it once Texas unleashed a frenetic press. Grooms watched the game tape several times with the team and a few more on his own. Those last seven minutes were excruciating to watch. “I would watch and get to the point in time where we’d turn it over, and I’d turn it off and get mad. And then I’d be like, I can’t do that. I’ve gotta finish watching it. I’d get through two more possessions and turn it off again,” Grooms said. “I’ve watched a lot of tape since I’ve been here. That’s the biggest thing that’s helped me out. I was livid, I’ll be honest, I was pissed.” Irritation turned into determination against the Cyclones. Iowa State went with the same press about 15 minutes into OU’s game. The Sooners didn’t bat an eye. Grooms weaved his way through it and they cruised to a win that secured the program’s first winning record in Big 12 play since 2009.

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Romero Osby becomes a grown-up By Stephanie Kuzydym The Oklahoman March 5, 2013 NORMAN — With his eyebrows raised and speaking through a half-smile, Romero Osby’s voice rose two levels. He was messing around with teammate Sam Grooms like they were two best friends on the playground at recess.

“When I was at Mississippi State, I could run home whenever I wanted,” he said. “Now, being 10 hours away, I can’t go home except maybe once or twice a year.” He learned how to be a husband and a father, a teammate who players could look to for guidance, as well as a well-developed threat on the court. “He’s matured tremendously,” Oklahoma assistant coach Lew Hill said. “He went from being a young man who didn’t understand his potential to realizing his potential. He went from a guy who just wanted to shoot 3s to knowing he’s a great inside-outside guy and he starts from the inside. I think he understands his potential and he’s grown leaps and bounds, as far as being a leader.”

That’s Romero Osby — a big kid at heart. Except there was a time in his college basketball career when he was just an immature kid, when he thought everything would come easy and things would just go his way. That was during his two years at Mississippi State. During his years as a Sooner, Osby has grown from a kid to the father of a kid. He has become a leader and a big, but stern, brother to his teammates. In his final home game, which comes Wednesday at 8 p.m. against West Virginia, he’ll be all business on the court. There’s a time and a place to be serious — and to be a kid.

Osby got a second chance to prove that he could be a great basketball player. This season, he leads the Sooners in scoring (15.2 ppg) and rebounds (7.1 rpg), as well as field-goal percentage (.522). Although there are some first halves where it seems like Osby is having an off game, he has come back in the second half and has led (or tied for the lead) in scoring for 11 of Oklahoma’s last 16 games. He is also one of the major reasons the Sooners could reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years.

When Osby was turning 17, he said he weighed a lot of options. Go to Kansas and play for Bill Self? Go to Louisville and be with Rick Pitino? Sit the bench at both? Or go to Mississippi State and contribute right away? He chose Mississippi State.

But he’s not one for individual accolades. When Shalonda asks him about the possibility of being a big star in the NBA, Osby told her “if that’s God’s plan.”

“I was a kid expecting to play ball and thinking everything was going to be easy,” he said. “Not as far as on the court, but life would be easy.”

Right now, Romero’s all about business on the court and a lot of goofing around, just off of it.

But that’s when he got a wake-up call. He wasn’t playing as much as he thought, and basketball and life started to change. “My life was just different because basketball was different,” he said. “That really made me kind of be different. That really made me kind of be stubborn sometimes. I wouldn’t really listen anymore because things weren’t kind of going my way ...” Osby’s wife, Shalonda, who was his girlfriend while he was at Mississippi State, said he became “boxed up” and he felt like his dreams were “slipping away.” Nothing was forcing him to mature. He was a 45-minute drive away from his home in Meridian, Miss. Coaches weren’t saying what they wanted from him, according to Shalonda, and things on the team, which Romero declines to go into detail about, just weren’t good. “Mississippi State is a great university,” Shalonda said. “It’s the things that transpired down there that nobody should ever be a part of.” Then Romero transferred to Oklahoma, and on the first day, thencoach Jeff Capel told him he was going to have to work harder. He spent his first year away from his wife and their newborn daughter. He began to grow and mature. He wasn’t a kid anymore.

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Sam Grooms always has a good word to offer By Stephanie Kuzydym The Oklahoman March 8, 2013

As the point guard, and the guy the Sooners count on to run the offense, Grooms learned how to help his teammates work through their struggles during a game or practice. In return, they gave him advice during his low-point this season.

Sam Grooms could talk about his share of struggles — how he went from starting for OU to coming off the bench in a year.

Sam’s mother, Ora, said helping a teammate is how her son has always been. That’s the way she raised him.

He could acknowledge that he’s had his triumphs, too. Like how he regained Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger’s trust, earning his first start of his senior season. How Grooms began to play beyond what many thought he was capable of.

“I always told him when it comes down to basketball, you go for everything you know,” Ora said. “After the basketball game, it’s over. Stay competitive in that arena, but when the game (over), be a good human being.”

But Grooms isn’t one to boast. Since he was a child, the son of two preachers, he learned how to be there for others. To let them talk, to listen to their words and then guide them.

During that time Grooms worked with Cousins, the senior wasn’t the guy earning the start. Grooms didn’t care if helping Cousins through his battles made his struggles to become a starter even more difficult. Those street missions taught him how to find a happy medium of a tough situation.

That thinking is what helped the senior through his personal battles and the struggles of his teammate, freshman point guard Isaiah Cousins.

“Tough times don’t last, but tough people do,” Grooms said. “That’s the big quote that I stick by when people go through anything.”

Now, in Grooms’ final regular season game, which tips off at 4 p.m. at TCU in Fort Worth, Grooms feels like his approach has left an impact on the team and the world around him. Before he was age 10, Grooms’ parents, who are ordained ministers, took him into the streets of his hometown, Washington D.C., where they did street ministry together. They would witness and bring people on the streets to God. “We just got to interact with normal people — people who are on the streets that have nowhere to go,” Grooms said. “It’s amazing that those people still have faith in God when they don’t have anything. I learned a lot from it.” Grooms learned how to talk to someone, understand their difficulties. That’s impacted him on the court, too. He’s learned that how he talks to senior Romero Osby might not be the way he can deliver a message to junior Amath M’Baye. “That’s how it was on the street missions,” Grooms said. “Some things I would say to certain people, it would bring them closer to God. Some people, you just had to work with them another way.” Throughout February, Cousins struggled through messy periods of play. He would turn over the basketball. The end result was that Grooms eventually earned the start. Cousins earned a hardto-break disposition. Grooms was always there for the freshman. During a home game against Kansas, Grooms wrapped his arm around Cousins’ shoulder as he led him to the locker room for halftime. Cousins had just committed a turnover with 26 seconds remaining in the half and a stern talking to from Kruger. Grooms said that after that game, instead of telling Cousins what he did wrong, he worked with him on his count to get ball across the court quicker.

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Sooners’ resurgence attributed to scoring By John Shinn The Norman Transcript March 9, 2013

extra attention from the defense. He’s made better shots for everyone else because he’s been so effective. So, we’re giving it to him a lot more than we did in November.”

NORMAN — The players are the same, but if you watched Oklahoma play in November, December or even January it’s hard to believe the same group that struggled to score 60 points throughout the first half of the season has averaged 80.25 in its last seven games. And that average doesn’t include two overtimes.

The attention Osby commands has given guard Steven Pledger more room to operate. The emergence of Sam Grooms as not only the facilitator of the offense, but as a scorer has made OU more potent. However, none of what has happened has been a fluke. There was a process the Sooners followed to get to their current status. They won with defense early on, and continually built themselves offensively.

The Sooners have blossomed into one of the Big 12’s best offensive teams in the second half of conference play. Wednesday night’s 83-70 victory over West Virginia marked the fourth time in the last five games they scored at least 83 points in a 40-minute game.

“Guys are now doing what they’re capable of doing,” Kruger said. “That may exceed some people’s expectations based on what’s happened recently. I think we’re achieving rather than exceeding.”

“It’s a case of when you see teams playing well offensively, it’s individuals are playing with confidence and shooting with confidence,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “It’s happening for us.” The offensive surge is the reason OU has stormed its way inside the NCAA Tournament bubble over the last month. The victory over the Mountaineers was its sixth in the last eight. Only overtime losses at Texas and No. 13 Oklahoma State serve as blights. So, where did that shooting confidence come from? The Sooners are still the same team that scored 70 or more points just five times in 12 non-conference games. They’re still the same bunch that could muster just 50 points in a two-point home loss to No. 9 Kansas State on Feb. 2. Well, that loss to the Wildcats served as a springboard. “I remember the Kansas State game was just a horrible offensive game for both teams,” OU forward Romero Osby said. “It was just a grind-it-out defensive game. I think if we would have shared the ball and made the plays we’re making now, we would have had a better chance to win that game.” Kruger, however, is one of the few who aren’t surprised by what OU’s done record-wise or on the offensive end. He’s about to become the only coach to guide five different programs to the NCAA Tournament. That doesn’t happen by pigeonholing your players. Kruger believes if you watched OU (20-9, 11-6 Big 12) play in November and watched the OU team that will conclude the regular season against TCU (10-20, 1-15) at 4 p.m., today at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, you would see a night-and-day difference on the offensive end. The biggest alteration has been the emergence of Osby, who is averaging 20.3 points in his the last eight games. “We didn’t know in November how dominant Ro would be in terms of dictating a lot of what we’re doing offensively,” Kruger said. “A lot of what we’re doing revolves around him garnering

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OU’s Romero Osby named first-team All-Big 12 By John Shinn The Norman Transcript March 11, 2013 NORMAN — Romero Osby carried Oklahoma this season and those efforts were rewarded by the Big 12 Conference’s coaches Sunday. Osby became the first Sooner since Blake Griffin to be named first-team All-Big 12. The senior averaged 15.7 points per game and 6.9 rebounds, but put up better numbers in conference play. In Big 12 games, Osby led the league in field goals (109), was second in scoring (17.8), third in field-goal percentage (54 percent) and fifth in rebounding (7.3). His 77.6-percent accuracy at the free-throw line also ranked fifth. During the 18-game conference schedule, Osby was the Sooners’ leading scorer in 13 games, and scored at least 12 points in 17 of those games. Osby also led OU (20-11, 11-7 Big 12) with 26 blocked shots and 20 charges taken. Kansas center Jeff Withey, Kansas guard Ben McLemore, Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder and Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, who was also named the conference’s player of the year and freshman of the year, joined Osby on the first team. The Sooners placed two players on the All-Big 12 third team. Senior guard Steven Pledger was named to the team after averaging 12.0 points per game. He finished third in the conference with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game and his 37.3-percent shooting from beyond the arc was sixth best in the conference. Pledger has made 247 3-pointers during his career and is 12 short of matching OU’s all-time record. Junior forward Amath M’Baye was named to two teams Sunday. He joined Pledger on the third team and was also voted onto the all-rookie squad. M’Baye averaged 10.3 points per game during the regular season and 5.3 rebounds. Much like Osby, M’Baye numbers improved in conference play. The Wyoming transfer shot 82.9 percent from the free-throw line and 40 percent from 3-point range in league games. Twice this season, M’Baye was named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week. The announcement of the All-Big 12 awards coincided with the end of the regular season. The voting was done by the conference’s head coaches. They were not allowed to vote for their own players. The Big 12 tournament begins Wednesday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. OU, which finished tied for fourth in the league, received a first-round bye as the tournament’s fourth seed. It will face fifth-seeded Iowa State in the quarterfinals at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

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OU hopes Buddy Hield’s return can provide boost to team By Guerin Emig Tulsa World March 14, 2013

Now, Kruger could say: “Buddy clearly has the emotional and physical part of the injury behind him. He’s full speed, ready to go. He hasn’t shot the ball with the rhythm that he did prior to the injury. He missed three weeks of shooting. It’s going to take him a little time to come back there.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Can something hopeful emerge out of something dreadful? In the case of Buddy Hield, Oklahoma’s unique freshman guard, yes.

“But from a physical standpoint and an emotional standpoint, I think he feels great.”

Less than a minute remained in the Sooners’ first half at TCU last Saturday. OU trailed 42-20, and Romero Osby had just missed a shot he makes 19 times out of 20.

It’s the best news the Sooners can get heading into their postseason, for Hield has noticed something important.

The ball bounced high off the rim.Hield rose above the scrum of bigger bodies, cuffed it with his right hand, and rammed it through the hoop on his way back down.

“The better I feel, the better the team plays,” he said. “I can get after their point guard or whoever I’m guarding, be that spark, make little plays to change the whole game around...

“That play, it wasn’t so much to prove my foot was feeling OK. I was just hungry for the basketball and I was mad we were down,” Hield said Wednesday from Kansas City, where OU plays Iowa State in Thursday’s 11:30 a.m. Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals. “That play took a lot of stress off my head.”

“I feel much better. My confidence has started getting higher and higher. Every turn and twist doesn’t bother me anymore. I’m getting back to my regular self, trying to help us win this game tomorrrow.”

The entire program, shaken by the broken foot Hield sustained in OU’s Feb. 11 victory over TCU, exhaled. The Sooners need Hield in a game some consider a must-have for both teams’ NCAA resumes. They need the uncanny sparks of energy and momentum he supplied the first three months of the season. Asked whether OU’s offense or defense benefits most from Hield’s bursts, guard Je’lon Hornbeak said: “With him, it’s everything. He’ll get in there and get a couple tipped passes. And he’ll come down and do something you wouldn’t think anybody would do. And we’ll be like, ‘Man, that’s a game-changer right there.’” The Sooners outscored TCU 45-28 after Hield’s dunk. They couldn’t prevent the 70-67 loss, but at least they awoke in time to give themselves a chance. Going forward, they also had something to rally around - Hield was healthy again. He returned to practice three weeks after undergoing surgery, but wasn’t quite himself. He got a four-minute taste of OU’s March 6 win over West Virginia, but nothing more. He came out of that saying, “It doesn’t hurt me when I’m playing, just the fear inside. Me and fear don’t go well together. I have to get it out of my system.” That’s just what happened late in the first half at TCU. “It was kind of surprising,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “He jumped up there out of nowhere.” This was the pre-injury Hield, not the one who worried about cutting and putting too much pressure on the repaired foot.

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OU can’t finish off Iowa State By John Shinn The Norman Transcript March 14, 2013

committed an offensive foul as Iowa State scored a quick seven points. “We tried to (rest) him a couple or three possessions there,” Kruger said of Osby. “We had a couple of plays there when ‘Ro’ was out that we would have liked to have done differently.”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If the Oklahoma Sooners get a lousy NCAA Tournament seed, or travel to Dayton for a First Four play-in game, or even get left off the 68-team bracket altogether, they can blame it on 7 1/2 minutes of basketball.

Kruger got Osby back in after a two-minute breather, but the Cyclones had momentum by then. Also, OU’s offense had bogged down by then.

They can blame it on the last stretch of Thursday’s Big 12 Tournament quarterfinal against Iowa State, when a 12-point lead became a 73-66 loss.

The Sooners missed all eight of their shots over the final 7:42. Osby, who finished with 18 points, went 0-for-2. Clark, who tied a season high with 17, didn’t attempt one down that stretch.

The fourth-seeded Sooners needed to win to lock up an NCAA berth. That looked like a good bet most of the day. Romero Osby was unmanageable. Cameron Clark was having his best game of the year. And 5-seed Iowa State wasn’t making the 3-pointers they rely on to win.

At the other end, Clyburn converted a three-point-play after OU gave up an offensive rebound with 3:19 left. That gave the Cyclones their first lead, 63-62.

When Clark made two free throws with 7:42 remaining, OU led 60-48. And then?

Sixth-man Tyrus McGee buried a 3 near his bench at the 2:44 mark to shove ISU ahead 66-63. Ejim, who scored a game-high 23, hit a spinning, leaning banker on Pledger to make it 68-64 with 1:18 showing.

“We knew we had our backs against the wall,” Cyclones forward Melvin Ejim said, “and we just started playing harder than they did.”

Then, after a pair of Sam Grooms free throws cut it to two, Chris Babb hit a straightaway 3 to make it 71-66 with 36 seconds to play.

Harder and better.

The 22-10 Cyclones had the victory they felt they needed to avoid NCAA Tournament limbo.

“They hit tough shots,” OU guard Steven Pledger said. “A spinning one-handed shot off the glass. A step-back fadeaway three from the corner. Those are tough shots, and they started to hit them.”

The 20-11 Sooners boarded the bus to spend three nervous days at home.

They hit some easy ones, too. The Cyclones manhandled OU’s defense and scored on 10 of their last 12 possessions. They were 3-of-20 from 3, until Georges Niang hit one from the right wing with 7:22 left. That moment signaled two important things: ISU was about to get hot, and OU coach Lon Kruger was about to rue a couple decisions. The Cyclones followed Niang’s 3 with four three throws, then Will Clyburn drove Osby for one basket and hit a 3 over him for another. The trey concluded a 12-0 run with 4:10 to play, and pulled ISU into a 60-60 tie. The few thousand Cyclone fans got louder with every second of the run. OU was clearly rattled, yet Kruger elected not to call time to settle his team and quiet the crowd. “Yeah, you can always look back and say liked to have made this shot or liked to have had a timeout here, liked to have run something differently,” Kruger said. “No question, that’s always going through your mind.” Removing Osby from the game as Clark hit those free throws to make it 60-48 was even more costly. Replacement Andrew Fitzgerald gave up a 3-pointer and an offensive rebound and

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OU hopes to fix offensive struggles before NCAA Tourney begins By Guerin Emig Tulsa World March 16, 2013

the bunch. OU’s 0-for-8 stretch helped Iowa State close the game on a 25-6 run to advance. Finishing tight games has been an issue for the Sooners since February started. Recall overtime losses at Oklahoma State and Texas, as well as a 52-50 homecourt setback against Kansas State.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The last thing Steven Pledger did before leaving Oklahoma’s Sprint Center locker room Thursday was assess his team’s NCAA Tournament situation.

The shooting woes are a more recent problem. A few days before the TCU game, coach Lon Kruger was asked about his team’s hot streak and said: “Anytime you see a team play well offensively it’s a result of individuals playing with confidence, shooting with confidence. That right now is happening for us.”

“I’m definitely going to be anxious waiting to see if they call our name,” he said. “We’ll see.” The odds remain in OU’s favor. But they’re not as strong as they were before the Sooners lost back-to-back games to TCU in the regular season finale, and to Iowa State in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals.

It hasn’t happened since, however. When they’re not watching the Selection Show, expect the Sooners in the gym trying to get their confidence back.

OU is sweating it out primarily because of two problems: a lack of shooting and a lack of playmaking in crunch time.

We won’t know until Thursday at the earliest whether they, in fact, recaptured it.

The Sooners won four of five games from Feb. 20 through March 6 thanks to an offense that scored more than 80 points each time out. OU hadn’t been that proficient over five straight conference games since Billy Tubbs was coach. Things like ball movement, cutting and screening were all very good over that stretch. Still, what ultimately made the offense hum was shot-making, especially from long range. The Sooners made six of their 10 3-pointers to open a comfortable first-half lead Feb. 20 at Texas Tech. They went 6-of10 again in a 47-21 first-half domination of Baylor on Feb. 23. They went 7-of-9 before collapsing late at Texas on Feb. 27, then 10-of-18 in their March 6 victory over West Virginia. Since then, however, they’ve shot 3s like Kendrick Perkins. They went 0-for-16 at TCU and 3-for-18 against Iowa State. Suddenly, the team you couldn’t keep under 80 points can’t get to 70. The Sooners have until next Thursday, the potential day of their potential NCAA first-round game, to rediscover their range. That goes particularly for guards Pledger, Je’lon Hornbeak and Buddy Hield (a combined 2-for-24 their last two games). As it is, wayward shooting contributed to OU’s recent failures to close against TCU and Iowa State. Romero Osby’s dunk pulled the Sooners within 59-58 of the Horned Frogs last Saturday, but then OU missed five straight shots over a four-minute stretch. That allowed TCU to keep a safe distance, until Sam Grooms missed one final 3-point jumper that would have tied the game at the buzzer. The drought was worse, and more costly, Thursday against Iowa State. Cameron Clark’s 15-footer gave the Sooners a 58-48 lead with 8:10 remaining. From there, Pledger, Hield, Hornbeak, Osby, Grooms and Andrew Fitzgerald all missed shots. Not a make in

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How Joe Castiglione lured Lon Kruger to Oklahoma By Berry Tramel The Oklahoman March 16, 2013

really comfortable with what we were doing,” Kruger said of his UNLV job. “We really enjoyed the people. When you know what you have, there’s value in that. We loved the city. Friends and families coming through all the time.”

Joe Castiglione heard the knock at the hotel suite door and grew alarmed. The OU athletic director had worked hard to get Lon Kruger to meet with President David Boren and a couple of OU regents. Two years ago this month, Castiglione zeroed in on Kruger as the solution to all that ailed Sooner basketball. But Kruger twice had rejected Castiglione’s advances.

Kruger wasn’t playing hard-to-get.

Joe C. wouldn’t take no for an answer. So there they sat, in that Houston hotel suite, with Boren working his charm and Castiglione growing confident Kruger was about to accept the challenge.

Plus, the UNLV program was flourishing. When Kruger was hired in 2004, the Runnin’ Rebels hadn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since reaching the 1991 Final Four and had made the bracket only twice.

Then the knock. No telling what Castiglione feared. Pesky media? The Las Vegas mafia come to cart their coach back to UNLV?

But in Kruger’s third season, he coached Vegas to the Sweet 16. Another NCAA victory followed in 2008. The Rebels made the tournament four times in a five-year span.

Kruger had just moved into a house he and his wife, Barbara, had built. His daughter and her family had recently moved to Las Vegas. His son used Vegas as a base for his basketball career.

Joe C. looked through the peephole and saw nothing. Maybe it was kids fooling around.

Which is why Castiglione worked so hard to entice Kruger.

Then another knock. Joe C. looked through the peephole again. Saw nothing. This time, Castiglione cracked open the door.

At UNLV, Kruger had rebuilt community relations. The same touch was needed in Norman.

There stood a small woman. “Turn down?” she asked.

“The University of Oklahoma was looking for an exceptional leader,” Castiglione said. “We really felt like he would be a great fit. It kept coming back to me, the right person at the right time. Just fits Oklahoma to what we want to do.”

Castiglione was confused. What? “Turn down?” she asked again. Finally, Castiglione figured it out. The housekeeper was asking if he needed turndown service.

So Castiglione called Kruger, after informing UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood, and made his pitch. They had a nice conversation. Kruger said he would get back to Joe C.

“No, ma’am,” Joe C. said abruptly. “I’ve already been through it twice. I’m not going to let it happen again.”

Kruger’s answer was thanks, but no thanks.

The NCAA basketball committee will announce its 68-team field Sunday afternoon, and the Sooners are virtually certain to be back in the Big Dance for the first time since 2009.

Castiglione was undeterred. He flew out to meet Kruger face to face, seeking to build a relationship with the coach he knew only superficially, mostly from old Big Eight days, when Kruger coached at K-State and Castiglione was a Missouri administrator.

In that hotel suite, Kruger agreed to coach OU basketball, and now he’s on the verge of NCAA history. Kruger will become the first coach ever to take five schools to the NCAA Tournament.

Again, a nice chat. Again, no thanks.

What Kruger did at Kansas State, Florida, Illinois and Nevada-Las Vegas, he’s doing at OU.

At that point, Joe C. was torn. He sensed a sliver of hope that Kruger could be persuaded to take the job, but Castiglione also had to keep the search going in other directions.

“He really is one of the most successful change agents in college basketball history,” Castiglione said. “He felt motivated to take on another challenge.”

“It’s a delicate balance, dealing with the reality of what could occur,” Castiglione said.

But only with plenty of nudges from Joe C.

Joe C. chose aggression over caution. He went after Kruger again.

When he fired Jeff Capel in March 2011, after a second straight disastrous OU season, Castiglione targeted a few prospects and quickly settled on Kruger as his primary. But Kruger wasn’t interested.

Castiglione doesn’t claim to know what finally piqued Kruger’s interest, and Kruger offers little insight himself. But the nature of Castiglione’s courtship offers clues.

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How Joe Castiglione lured Lon Kruger to Oklahoma (continued) “We clearly demonstrated we were serious about changing the direction of our basketball program,” Castiglione said. Joe C. said his mission was to “build trust in the relationship, in a compressed time frame. We had to convince him we were people of our word.” The Sooners actually came calling at a very opportune time. Kruger had rejected inquires from Southern Cal, Oregon and Utah the previous year or two. But Nevada’s governor had recently proposed a 17 percent budget cut for higher education, which had everyone associated with UNLV a little skittish. OU eventually offered a big-time contract, $2.2 million annually over seven years, a substantial raise from Vegas. And Kruger also felt the pull back to Middle America. He grew up just outside Topeka, in Silver Lake, Kan., and his wife is from rural Kansas, too. “It’s who we are,” Kruger said. “Small town, friendly people. Principled people. People who care about others.” Kruger has three brothers and a sister who all live in the Topeka/ Kansas City region. Coming to Oklahoma got the Krugers closer to home. So when Castiglione came at Kruger a third time, this time the answer was maybe. Kruger flew to Houston, Boren flew in from Washington, D.C., and Castiglione started feeling a whole lot better. “You know how convincing he can be,” Joe C. said of Boren. “I know how convincing he can be, because I experienced it myself.” Now Kruger is a Sooner, OU is about to end a discouraging March Madness drought and the knock on the door is nothing but opportunity.

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Inside OU’s Selection Sunday By RJ Young SoonerScoop.com March 18, 2013

25 years ago and has continued the trend at every university he’s coached at since then. Later, Kruger cited the one constant he’s had throughout his success, the one constant he believes is the foundation of his tournament teams.

TV cameras and camera phones are all focused on the men who make up the Oklahoma men’s basketball team at Lloyd Noble today, Selection Sunday.

“It starts with good players, and people who are gonna work hard,” Kruger said. “That’s always the case. Not many team with players that aren’t good get into the tournament.”

The players are packed in tightly; close enough that if they were strangers sitting next to each other they might feel the need to separate. Friends, family and fans are packed in tightly behind the team, and they look as eager and nervous as some of the players.

Just after the announcement of OU returning the tournament, Steven Pledger jumped out of his seat and fist-pumped, hugging his teammates. In matter of moments, the players’ phones began to ring.

Only OU men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger looks calm, cool. He’s sitting with his legs hanging off a stage he stood on just a half-hour ago to announce the winners of the team awards at Oklahoma’s banquet.

Grooms was still on his phone by the time he reached the hallway leading into the interview room to talk with local reporters about his feelings, about finally reaching the goal OU set to begin the season.

The players are dressed in a casual uniform for the NCAA TV selection show playing on a large projector screen: white polo shirts with the OU insignia stitched on it and blue jeans. Only two of the players have ever played in the NCAA tournament, and only one of those two is a senior.

“I was extremely, extremely, extremely happy,” Grooms said. “To see where we were at before and to see your name pop up on the screen on a big occasion like this, lets you know that hard work pays off.”

Romero Osby is that senior.

After starting all 31 of Oklahoma’s games last season, he gave up his starting spot this season for this moment, for this opportunity. But that didn’t make it any less tough for him to come off the bench for the first half of this season.

He’s bouncing his right leg in anticipation while the TV announcers reveal the teams from the Midwest Region that have made the tournament. Louisville is announced as the No. 1 overall seed, and the countdown began.

So he used his frustration to help the team.

The show takes a commercial break, and a low hum takes the place of the sound of TV voices cascading from the speakers. Andrew Fitzgerald holds a nervous closed fist to his lips, and Sam Grooms checks his mobile phone for news about tournament seedings.

“Being the man the man that I am, I took it, and I tried to help the young guys as much as I can because it’s bigger than just me,” Grooms said. Grooms understood how young his fellow point guards, Isaiah Cousins and Je’lon Hornbeak, were to be Big 12 starters. He needed to prepare them for what they’ll face over the next three years.

The South Region is being announced, and Big 12 foe Kansas is awarded the No. 1 seed in the region. The announcers work their way through the remaining seeds and come to No. 7.

He knew in November if Oklahoma was to make the tournament, Cousins and Hornbeak would have to be made ready to contribute early and often.

It’s San Diego State, and the Aztecs will play in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday against the No. 10 seed.

Grooms was a part of the 2011-12 team that lost more games than it won, that showed signs of the kind of team it could be given time. He didn’t see OU making the tournament at the beginning of this season, but as his team began to win games, he began to believe.

“For some reason when I saw San Diego State’s name go up, I said ‘I think we might end up playing them because I know they said we’d probably be in the Austin region or Philadelphia,” Osby said. There’s a void left to fill for the No. 10 seed in the region on the projector screen, and the word Oklahoma fills it. Players and fans erupt in happiness, in relief.

So he played for that. He played for what could be.

“When I saw our name go across, it was crazy,” Osby said. “It was amazing.”

“I saw a team that could be good later on, but nobody expects to be in the NCAA tournament just right then and there, especially coming off the season that we came off of last year,” Grooms said.

With its selection to the tournament, Oklahoma ended a threeyear postseason drought, and in only his second season, Kruger returned OU to the Big Dance. He is the first coach in Division-I history to guide five programs to the NCAA tournament.

He’d always dreamed of having an opportunity to play in the tournament. He’d watched it on TV from home, believing he was good enough to play in the field of 68.

He started by taking his alma mater, Kansas State, to the tourney

Today, he is. Today, dreams were fulfilled.

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Kruger makes history as OU to face SDSU By Guerin Emig Tulsa World March 18, 2013

had a lousy last five days sabotaged nearly a year’s effort. “After last year they rallied around and said, ‘Let’s get to work. Let’s focus,’ “ Kruger said, “and they haven’t wavered from that.”

NORMAN — For a man about to make college basketball history, Lon Kruger sure looked sedate.

The team that hadn’t finished above .500 the past three seasons won 20 games. The team that had gone 14-36 in the Big 12 Conference went 11-7. Kruger had done it again. He had rebuilt his sixth program in as many tries, putting OU on track for its old March destination.

His arms at his side, the Oklahoma coach sat watching CBS’ Selection Show behind his crowd of anxious players inside the Lloyd Noble Center Sunday. The Midwest Region went by without an OU mention. Greg Gumbel went to commercial, and nervous murmuring rose from the arena floor.

All he needed was for the NCAA Selection Committee to see it that way.

Kruger just kept watching the show, never changing expressions. When the Sooners appeared after the commercial break — they’re the 10-seed in the South Region and will play 7-seed San Diego State on Friday in Philadelphia — he was one of the few in the building not going nuts.

“Waiting is the hardest part,” Kruger said. “The Bracketology reports all seemed to be pretty consistent in that 10, 11 or 12 area. That helped a little bit. Not that that erased all doubt. “Because they couldn’t guarantee anything about seeing your name announced.”

Kruger had just become the first man to coach a fifth program into the NCAA Tournament, but he didn’t revel in that.

OU’s name was, in fact, announced Sunday. Kruger’s reputation as college basketball’s Great Rebuilder was affirmed. History was made, even if the man making it didn’t recognize it much beyond “it just kind of turned out that way.”

Only in what the whole scene meant to those around him. “It’s like as a parent when the package is under the Christmas tree,” Kruger said. “You don’t get excited about your own, you get excited about seeing your kids. That’s the same thing here. You see the fans enjoy it, and the players. The coaches have worked so hard.

“I don’t think too much about it,” Kruger said. “Obviously we’ve had a lot of good stops. We’ve been very fortunate. This wasn’t a plan going on. It’s just worked out very well.”

“For them to forever have that NCAA Tournament experience is what makes it most enjoyable for sure.”

Well, OK, he finally relented, this particular Selection Sunday might resonate some. Just not for historical reasons.

It had been a while in Norman.

“The first time at a new school is always a little extra special,” Kruger said. “I’m so happy for the seniors. They hadn’t played in a postseason. To see them on their phones calling family and calling friends right afterwards...

Billy Tubbs, Kelvin Sampson and Jeff Capel spoiled the place for more than a quarter century, coaching the Sooners to 22 NCAA Tournaments in 27 seasons from 1982-2009. Then things just spoiled the past three years, before Kruger freshened up the program with a 20-win season.

“This is about a lot of things, but just to be able to have those memories for a lifetime. They’ll leave Oklahoma now with a good feeling about the progress they made as a program and their contributions to that. That makes it more special.”

The postseason looked like a sure thing, until OU lost its way at lowly TCU on March 9, then squandered a double-digit second half lead against Iowa State in Thursday’s Big 12 quarterfinal. Thus the nerves at the Sooners’ watch party Sunday. Asked to describe the time between Thursday’s Big 12 exit and Sunday’s good news, OU forward Romero Osby said: “Tough... “Friday was a day off, so I hung out with my family a little bit, but I really couldn’t stop thinking about basketball. I watched the Iowa State (semifinal) game and I really felt like we should have been playing against Kansas. We let an opportunity slip away, but we still got an opportunity to get in the tournament. “Thank God we’re here.” Kruger has spent all season bragging about the commitment of team leader Osby and his three fellow seniors, Steven Pledger, Andrew Fitzgerald and Sam Grooms. It would have been a shame

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OU already breaking down first-round foe San Diego State By John Shinn The Norman Transcript March 18, 2013

“Oh, yeah it’s going to be a lot of family members,” Fitzgerald said. “My father, he lives in New York, so he’s definitely going to come down for that game. I know my mother’s going to be there. There’s going to be a lot of family and friends there.”

NORMAN — Oklahoma director of basketball operations Mike Shepard immediately began tracking down game film of San Diego State early Sunday night.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Pledger. “My parents, they don’t really get to come out and see me play that much, but this is going to be great. Both my parents grew up in Philadelphia, so I have a lot of family there,” he said.

Getting in touch with coaches familiar with the Aztecs shouldn’t have been a problem. Sooner coach Lon Kruger spent seven seasons at UNLV prior to coming to OU. All of those seasons were spent competing with the Aztecs in the Mountain West Conference.

Happy with the seed? Receiving a No. 10 seed was where many had OU projected going into the tournament. Kruger has no complaints.

“San Diego State is a tough team. Steve Fisher does a great job. We battled him a lot of years at UNLV,” Kruger said. “He’s got a very talented, athletic basketball team.”

“No one puts more time into it than the selection committee. They have to consider a lot of different things the fans don’t realize or understand, in terms of people from different conferences and different home sites and things that go into that,” he said. “Yeah, we feel like this group is deserving of what we’ve got. The opportunity to play, that’s the most important thing. Just to be in the field and having an opportunity to play.”

The Sooners haven’t played San Diego State since 1975 (OU won 79-74 in overtime). Kruger doesn’t believe his personal history with the Aztecs will have much to do with Friday’s NCAA tournament contest. “I didn’t see them play that much this year. I know they’re very talented, very athletic,” Kurger said. “As far as knowing exactly about this team, we’ll learn more the next couple days watching film.” Long trip home: OU returned from Kansas City, Mo., Thursday night after its loss to Iowa State at the Big 12 tournament. Some players went home on the team bus. Others came home with their families. Romero Osby came home with his family. He said it wasn’t a pleasant ride. “I was tired and (ticked) off from losing and then I had to drive and my daughter was driving me crazy. It was a tough ride back,” he said. “I kept thinking if we would have made this play or would have made that play, we would have won that game. “It was tough. I’m happy we still made it into the tournament.” Osby’s daughter is 3 years old but seemed to take OU losing personally. “I think she was mad because Iowa State beat us and her dad didn’t do anything in the second half,” Osby said. “I think she was frustrated at my play in the second half. “I think that was why she was (ticked) off. It was a situation where everyone was in a bad mood from losing and then you have a long drive back after a loss.” Close to home: Going to Philadelphia will allow seniors Steven Pledger and Andrew Fitzgerald to play close to home. Pledger is from Chesapeake, Va., while Fitzgerald is from Baltimore. Both are familiar with the city.

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OU needs to stay focused to avoid leaving the Big Dance early By John Shinn The Norman Transcript March 19, 2013

“It comes down to experience and playing a lot of basketball over the years,” forward Romero Osby said. “The only way to get better in those situations is to come through in the moment — in the game. We have to learn from the mistakes and get better.

NORMAN — There are few guarantees in the NCAA Tournament. If you’re playing for a No. 10 seed on is: winning requires playing nearly flawless in the final few possessions.

OU has three more practices before it faces the Aztecs. The team that comes through in the clutch will advance. The other goes home.

Oklahoma knows this all too well. The reason it isn’t a higher seed is its late-season struggles holding onto second-half leads and winning those tight games.

“There are no more second chances,” Kruger said. “You get into a late-game situation, you have to finish it.”

“We need to continue a lot of the good things we’ve been doing. We played a lot of good minutes; we just haven’t finished a couple ball games we needed to,” OU coach Lon Kruger said Monday. “Late-game situations are probably the biggest concern, taking care of the ball, getting it to where it needs to go, getting some stops defensively. All the things that teams need to do better to win ballgames.” Look at OU’s last four losses and all them came down to getting beat in the final minutes. The run didn’t seem significant when it started. OU let a six-point lead slip away with less than seven minutes left in regulation at Oklahoma State Feb. 16. The Sooners eventually lost the game in overtime. Figure the five last minutes of regulation and overtime, and they were outscored 27-16 over the final 11 minutes. The issue leaped to the forefront in the epic meltdown in the loss to Texas Feb. 27. When a 22-point lead evaporated in a little over seven minutes, there are obvious problems. The stunning loss at TCU to end the regular season saw OU rally from a 25-point halftime deficit. Still, OU was only down three with four minutes to go. It lost by four. The early exit in the Big 12 tournament last Thursday came after OU squandered a 12-point lead with less than eight minutes. “We missed a lot of shots in those games when we were up and that bothers us,” OU point guard Sam Grooms said. “But, of course, you have to stop somebody. We allowed to keep scoring when we’re not scoring. When that happens, you’re never gonna win.” Struggling on one end means the game will at least become stagnant. Burning the miscue candle at both ends is what cost OU in all those games. The Sooners (20-11) face seventh-seeded San Diego State (22-10) in the NCAA Tournament’s South Region’s second round at 8:10 p.m., Friday. The winner is going to be the one that handles the late-game pressure best. OU practiced those kinds of situations over and over all season. They’ve been emphasized even more since it was ousted from the Big 12 tournament. Only so much can be done on a practice court.

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Aztecs bring highlights, defense to tournament against OU By Guerin Emig Tulsa World March 19, 2013

“They’re always athletic and very good defensively, with a little edge to them,” OU assistant Steve Henson said. “At UNLV we were pretty athletic and pretty respected. But they had more belief that they could get after guys. They always had a toughness and an edge about them.

NORMAN — Jamaal Franklin gave San Diego State its YouTube cred with one breathtaking play this past January.

“I watched four of their games last night and they looked as tough, athletic, with interchangeable guys as ever.”

Dribbling full-speed on the break, the Aztecs’ star guard lobbed the ball toward the backboard while still a step behind the 3-point line. He never broke pace after the release, striding five times through the lane before leaping, catching his self-alley oop off the glass and dunking it home.

So while Franklin, a First Team All-MWC performer who was the conference player of the year in 2012, makes for a convenient centerpiece, there is a lot going on around him.

If it wasn’t the best moment in college basketball all season, it was easily the bravest.

There is a lot for the Sooners to worry about besides getting dunked on.

“I don’t know if it was rehearsed,” Oklahoma guard Je’lon Hornbeak said. “But just the guts to do that, I give him credit.”

“They’re very athletic. They’ll rebound it very aggressively. They’ll guard you like crazy,” Kruger said. “They’ll be a good team.”

Friday night in Philadelphia, the Sooners will meet the man behind the moment. They’re the No. 10 seed in the South Region, matched against No. 7 San Diego State in the first round.

No reassurance in the fact that Kruger is at least familiar with the Aztecs? “It would be more reassuring if they didn’t cover well or weren’t athletic,” he cracked. “Knowing they’re really good, it’s what you expect come tournament time.”

They’ll want to limit Franklin’s highlight reel to a minimum. That’s important, considering he leads the 22-10 Aztecs in nearly every conceivable category. “He can score in a lot of different ways,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “He can score from three. He gets to the rim. He’s very good off the dribble, gets to the free-throw line. He’s a very good offensive rebounder. A good basketball player, plays hard. “He’s a very involved veteran guy with a lot of experience.” That’s the key to the Aztecs. Not their SportsCenter Top 10 tendencies, although they do exist, but their seasoning. This is the Aztecs’ fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The only Sooner who has ever played this deep into a season is Romero Osby, and that was at Mississippi State four years ago. San Diego State’s coach is Steve Fisher. He won the 1989 national championship at Michigan before nearly winning another two with the Fab Five. He’s used to bringing in runners and jumpers with a high degree of swag to them. But his teams succeed because they adhere to the non-glamorous stuff. Opponents shot a Mountain West Conference-low 39 percent against San Diego State this year. On Jan. 26, No. 15 New Mexico made 11-of-44 tries in losing 55-34 at SDSU. “Every strength we have, they took it away,” Lobos coach Steve Alford said afterward. That will be the game plan against the Sooners Friday night. OU coaches aware of the Aztecs from their Mountain West tenure at UNLV know full well.

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ROSTERS NUMERICAL No.

Name

Pos.

Cl.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown (Last School)

Ryan Spangler# Sam Grooms* Steven Pledger*** Buddy Hield Andrew Fitzgerald*** Je’lon Hornbeak Isaiah Cousins James Fraschilla*^ Steve Noworyta^ Tyler Neal** Cameron Clark** Amath M’Baye Romero Osby* C.J. Cole^% D.J. Bennett% Casey Arent*

F G G G F G G G F F G/F F F F F C

So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr.

6-8 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-8 6-3 6-3 5-10 6-7 6-7 6-6 6-9 6-8 6-6 6-8 6-10

227 203 219 199 238 180 182 150 200 229 208 208 232 225 210 223

Blanchard, Okla. (Bridge Creek HS) Greensboro, N.C. (Chipola College [Fla.]) Chesapeake, Va. (Atlantic Shores Christian School) Freeport, Bahamas (Sunrise Christian Acad. [Kan.]) Baltimore, Md. (Brewster Academy [N.H.]) Arlington, Texas (Grace Preparatory Academy) Mount Vernon, N.Y. (Mount Vernon HS) Dallas, Texas (Highland Park HS) Hainesport, N.J. (Holy Cross HS) Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City West HS) Sherman, Texas (Sherman HS) Bordeaux, France (University of Wyoming) Meridian, Miss. (Mississippi State University) Sperry, Okla. (Sperry HS) Chicago, Ill. (Indian Hills [Iowa] CC) Penryn, Calif. (Sierra College)

00 1 2 3 4 5 11 13 14 15 21 22 24 25 31 32

ALPHABETICAL No.

Name

Pos.

Cl.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown (Last School)

Casey Arent* D.J. Bennett% Cameron Clark** C.J. Cole^% Isaiah Cousins Andrew Fitzgerald*** James Fraschilla*^ Sam Grooms* Buddy Hield Je’lon Hornbeak Amath M’Baye Tyler Neal** Steve Noworyta^ Romero Osby* Steven Pledger*** Ryan Spangler#

C F G/F F G F G G G G F F F F G F

Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So.

6-10 6-8 6-6 6-6 6-3 6-8 5-10 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-9 6-7 6-7 6-8 6-4 6-8

223 210 208 225 182 238 150 203 199 180 208 229 200 232 219 227

Penryn, Calif. (Sierra College) Chicago, Ill. (Indian Hills [Iowa] CC) Sherman, Texas (Sherman HS) Sperry, Okla. (Sperry HS) Mount Vernon, N.Y. (Mount Vernon HS) Baltimore, Md. (Brewster Academy [N.H.]) Dallas, Texas (Highland Park HS) Greensboro, N.C. (Chipola College [Fla.]) Freeport, Bahamas (Sunrise Christian Acad. [Kan.]) Arlington, Texas (Grace Preparatory Academy) Bordeaux, France (University of Wyoming) Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City West HS) Hainesport, N.J. (Holy Cross HS) Meridian, Miss. (Mississippi State University) Chesapeake, Va. (Atlantic Shores Christian School) Blanchard, Okla. (Bridge Creek HS)

32 31 21 25 11 4 13 1 3 5 22 15 14 24 2 00

* Letters earned at Oklahoma ^ Walk-on # Sitting out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules % Redshirting the 2012-13 season

STAFF

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jozsef Szendrei (Oklahoma ’03)

Head Coach: Lon Kruger (Kansas State ’75) Assistant Coaches: Chris Crutchfield (Nebraska-Omaha ’92) Steve Henson (Kansas State ’90) Lew Hill (Wichita State ’88) Director of Operations: Mike Shepherd (Kansas State ’92) Video Coordinator: Scott Thompson (Mississippi ’02) Trainer: Alex Brown (Appalachian State ’79)

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Casey Arent: ARNT James Fraschilla: fruh-SHILL-UH Buddy Hield: HEELD Je’lon Hornbeak: juh-LON Amath M’Baye: ah-MOTT EM-by Steve Noworyta: no-va-REE-ta Romero Osby: AHZ-bee

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