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OU Men’s Road Comes To An End

by Chris Landsberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm •  Published: March 30, 2009
Oklahoma's Blake Griffin walks to a post game interview after the 72-60 loss to North Carolina in the Elite Eight game of NCAA Men's Basketball Regional between the University of North Carolina and the University of Oklahoma at the FedEx Forum on Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn.  PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma's Blake Griffin walks to a post game interview after the 72-60 loss to North Carolina in the Elite Eight game of NCAA Men's Basketball Regional between the University of North Carolina and the University of Oklahoma at the FedEx Forum on Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN

Well, with the help of Blake Griffin the University of Oklahoma men’s basketball team had a great run to the NCAA Elite 8. I missed out on covering them in Kansas City, but was able to pick up with them in regional action played in Memphis. The Sooners had an impressive win over Syracuse, but just did not have the fire power to keep up with a North Carolina team with weapons that could score at will.

Below are a few of my favorite photos from the week in Memphis.

To see a gallery of photos from the loss to North Carolina, click here.

To see the win over Syracuse, click here.

Oklahoma's Blake Griffin (23) looses the ball under the defensive pressuer of North Carolina's Ed Davis (32) and Wayne Ellington (22) during the first half in the Elite Eight game of NCAA Men's Basketball Regional between the University of North Carolina and the University of Oklahoma at the FedEx Forum on Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn.  PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma's Blake Griffin (23) looses the ball under the defensive pressuer of North Carolina's Ed Davis (32) and Wayne Ellington (22) during the first half in the Elite Eight game of NCAA Men's Basketball Regional between the University of North Carolina and the University of Oklahoma at the FedEx Forum on Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma's Blake Griffin (23) drives past the defense of North Carolina's Deon Thompson (21) during the first half in the Elite Eight game of NCAA Men's Basketball Regional between the University of North Carolina and the University of Oklahoma at the FedEx Forum on Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn.  PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma's Blake Griffin (23) drives past the defense of North Carolina's Deon Thompson (21) during the first half in the Elite Eight game of NCAA Men's Basketball Regional between the University of North Carolina and the University of Oklahoma at the FedEx Forum on Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma's Austin Johnson (20) reacts during a time out against Syracuse during the second half of the NCAA Men's Basketball Regional at the FedEx Forum on Friday, March 27, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn.  PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma's Austin Johnson (20) reacts during a time out against Syracuse during the second half of the NCAA Men's Basketball Regional at the FedEx Forum on Friday, March 27, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma's Blake Griffin (23) trips over Syracuse's Rautins (1) during the second half of the NCAA Men's Basketball Regional at the FedEx Forum on Friday, March 27, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn.  PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma's Blake Griffin (23) trips over Syracuse's Rautins (1) during the second half of the NCAA Men's Basketball Regional at the FedEx Forum on Friday, March 27, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN

-Chris Landsberger

by Chris Landsberger
Assistant Photography Editor
Chris Landsberger is a native of Oklahoma and, as a photographer, has been able to travel coast to coast and everywhere in between to cover news for the last 13 years. He has been a part history that included coverage of Oklahoma City bomber...
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