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Five things you may not have known about OU’s NCAA Tournament loss to San Diego State

by Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: April 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm •  Published: March 23, 2013
Oklahoma's Romero Osby (24) and Amath M'Baye (22) leave the court after a game between the University of Oklahoma and San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 22, 2013. San Diego State beat OU, 70-55. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Romero Osby (24) and Amath M'Baye (22) leave the court after a game between the University of Oklahoma and San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 22, 2013. San Diego State beat OU, 70-55. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma’s Romero Osby (24) and Amath M’Baye (22) leave the court after a game between the University of Oklahoma and San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 22, 2013. San Diego State beat OU, 70-55. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

  • Oklahoma has led at halftime in 10 of its last 11 games. They went 6-5 in those 11 games and ended on a three-game losing streak.
  • Three of the four seniors who were active to play struggled in against San Diego State. Point guard Sam Grooms had two assists and three points and wasn’t aggressive enough for Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger. Shooting guard Steven Pledger garnered just three points. He went 1-of-8 the floor and 1-of-6 from 3-point range. Reserve Andrew Fitzgerald only saw the floor for three minutes in his final game because Romero Osby, the fourth senior, was doing so well. Osby carried his team with 22 points and eight rebounds in 37 minutes.
  • Neither team came close to setting an NCAA Tournament Individual or Team High for or against Oklahoma on Friday night in Philadelphia.
  • Had the Sooners won, they would have played No. 15 seed Florida Golf Coast University. The Eagles upset No. 2 seed Georgetown by 10 in the game directly before OU-SDSU.

BONUS:

The San Diego State mascot during a game between the University of Oklahoma and San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 22, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
The San Diego State mascot during a game between the University of Oklahoma and San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 22, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

This is San Diego State’s mascot. I’m pretty sure in half the media’s mind, he still has nothing on The Mountaineer.

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by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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