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OU basketball notebook: Big Bedlam debut for Tiny Gallon

BY DAVID UBBEN, Staff Writer, Modified: January 12, 2010 at 8:36 am •  Published: January 12, 2010

Tiny Gallon grabbed 18 rebounds and scored 13 points in his first Bedlam game to help the Sooners beat Oklahoma State 62-57 in overtime Monday night at the Lloyd Noble Center.

"You look at his stats, and you look at them and go, ‘Wow!’” said OU coach Jeff Capel. "But I just think it could have been so much more if he finishes those plays to start the second half.”

Gallon missed a pair of easy layups early in the half, but he scored his final points on a pass from Willie Warren to put the Sooners up three points with 30 seconds left in overtime.

"I don’t like my team to miss, but I feel like if I can get the rebound, I don’t mind doing it,” Gallon said.

Capel was complimentary of the Sooners’ other two freshman, Tommy Mason-Griffin and Steven Pledger, who hit a pair of 3-pointers to give the Sooners the lead with under nine minutes to play in regulation.

Mason-Griffin scored 14 points and had three assists with no turnovers.

"For those guys, in their first Bedlam game, for them to show up like they did,” Capel said. "That’s big time.”

Gallon’s sixth double-double of the season ties him for third-most in the Big 12. Gallon’s 18 rebounds were third-most by any player in the conference this season. Bedlam box score

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