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Fast break: OU men in the NCAA Tournament

Oklahoman Modified: March 20, 2009 at 1:06 am •  Published: March 20, 2009
The Sooners are moving on in the NCAA Tournament to face another team rich in sports history and tradition: Michigan

Since losing to OU 14-6 in the 1976 Orange Bowl — leading to Barry Switzer’s second national championship — the Wolverines have been exacting revenge on OU athletics.

That’s the only football meeting between the schools, but Michigan is 2-0 vs. the Sooners in men’s hoops, winning 91-80 in the 1988 Maui Classic and 63-52 in the 2004 NIT at Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wolverines also eliminated the OU baseball team from the 1977 Midwest Regional with a 5-2 decision at old Haskell Park in Norman.

Air Ball
Blake Griffin did very little wrong Thursday night.

But there was a moment early in the second half, when he went to the foul line for two shots. The first missed everything — by a good foot.

Clearly embarrassed, and getting some ribbing from teammates, Griffin then missed the second.