Oklahoma basketball: San Diego State sends Sooners packing from NCAA Tournament

by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: March 22, 2013

Just like in its past two games, Oklahoma went on a scoring drought in the second half.

San Diego State scored eight straight points before Osby could slow them with a 3-pointer. Thirty seconds later, San Diego answered back with a three. The Sooners missed seven straight shots until M'Baye scored a basket.

Last week against Iowa State, no Sooner made a basket with about eight minutes remaining. In the last nine-plus minutes against San Diego, Oklahoma scored just seven points.

The Sooners shot 37 percent in the second half and missed 16 of 21 3-point attempts.

Osby finished with 22 points. No other Sooner hit double digits in scoring.

Jamaal Franklin led San Diego State (23-10) with 21 points.

Pledger, who OU coach Lon Kruger said the Sooners needed making shots, was 1-of-8 and finished with three points. Shots that he had been making all season were no longer falling.

“It wasn't the way I wanted to go out,” Pledger said, his eyes red with tears.


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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