FORGET THE ALAMO
Teams from the state of Oklahoma have not fared particularly well in postseason competition in San Antonio.
OU won the 2007 Big 12 football title with a 38-17 victory over Missouri at the Alamodome, but OSU is 1-2 in the Alamo Bowl — losing to Purdue 33-20 in 1997 and Ohio State 33-7 in 2004, and beating Arizona 36-10 in 2010.
The OSU men lost 67-65 to Georgia Tech in a 2004 Final Four national semifinal at the Alamodome.
The OU women beat Duke 86-71 in the 2002 Women's Final Four in a national semifinal at the Alamodome, but lost to Connecticut 82-70 in the title game. The Sooners also lost to Stanford 88-74 in a 2006 NCAA Tournament regional semifinal at the AT&T Center.
With its Game 2 loss on Tuesday, the Thunder is now (2-7) in San Antonio, with the last win coming Nov. 14, 2009.
Popovich on if he senses a difference in the Thunder's confidence this year compared to previous seasons: “Well, I'm not in the locker room. I'm not on the bus. I'm not at their practices. That's something I couldn't answer. I have enough trouble figuring out my own team, let alone someone else's.”