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.
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.