OU vs. Morgan State

Oklahoman Published: March 19, 2009
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→Austin Johnson, 6-3, Sr., G vs. Jermaine "Itchy” Bolden, 5-9, Sr. G

Johnson’s as healthy as he’s been in a while – since the Sooners were soaring. Edge: OU

→Tony Crocker, 6-6, Jr., G vs. Reggie Holmes, 6-4, Jr., G

Struggling Crocker vs. the Bears’ leading scorer and first-team All-MEAC pick. Edge: Morgan State

→Willie Warren, 6-4, Fr., G vs. Rogers Barnes, 6-1, Sr., G

Warren’s penetration-plus-perimeter skills makes him a rough matchup here. Edge: OU

→Taylor Griffin, 6-7, Sr., F vs. Marquise Kately, 6-5, Sr., F

Solid contributors both, Griffin has done it against better competition. Edge: OU

→Blake Griffin, 6-10, So., F vs. Rodney Stokes, 6-10, So., F

A pair of 6-10 sophomores... the comparison ends there. Edge: OU

→OU bench (Juan Pattillo, Cade Davis, Omar Leary and Ryan Wright) vs. Morgan State bench (Kevin Thompson, Troy Smith and Rico Myles)

Thompson is the major contributor in reserve, averaging 9.1 points and 7.2 rebounds. Pattillo and Davis can light a fire under the Sooners. Edge: OU

→Jeff Capel, third year at OU, vs. Todd Bozeman, third year at Morgan State

Capel played in the NCAA Tournament for Duke. Bozeman beat Duke in the NCAA Tournament (while at Cal). Edge: Bozeman

BY JOHN HELSLEY



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