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NCAA Basketball Elite Eight Open Thread | Cinderella Sat This One Out

One half of the Final Four is complete with top seeds Kentucky and Wisconsin set to square off next Saturday in Indianapolis. The other side of the bracket will bring either #1 seeded Duke or #2 seeded Gonzaga vs. #4 seeded Louisville or #7 seeded Michigan State. It begs the question, where did Cinderella go? One of the great things about March Madness is following the underdogs through the tournament but that story just wasn't there this year. Georgia State gained everyone's attention in the first round when they knocked off Baylor, as did UAB for downing Iowa State. However both of those...

NCAA Basketball | Saturday Elite Eight Thread - Games, Odds, & Contest Update

Well as we've reached the opening round of the Elite Eight we find that the entire Big 12 Conference has been eliminated. It doesn't mean that we don't have anything to cheer for though as some of us are still alive in the bracket challenge. Below are the listings for tonight's games. The Games Game Time Channel #2 Arizona vs #1 Wisconsin 5:09 (CT) TBS #3 Notre Dame vs #1 Kentucky 7:49 (CT) TBS The Odds Game Favorite Prediction Arizona vs. Wisconsin Wildcats -1.5 Badgers Notre Dame vs. Kentucky Wildcats -11 Widlcats I'm going with both favorites tonight because I'm...

Oklahoma Sooners 58 - Michigan State Spartans 62 | Beyond The Box Score

Oklahoma's dance through the post season ended in Syracuse, New York on Friday night at the hands of the Michigan State Spartans. We'll have more coming a bit later on in regards to the progress this program is making under head coach Lon Kruger but for now the sting of defeat needs to work its way from our systems. Here are some things that you may, or may not have, noticed during the game. * Oklahoma led for more than 30 minutes of the ball game. Michigan State took its first lead at the 9:26 mark of the second half. * The loss drops the Sooners to a 5-5 record all-time in the Sweet 16. *...

Sweet 16 Recap | Michigan State Spartans Send Oklahoma Sooners Packing 62-58

The Sooners came into the Sweet Sixteen as a 1.5 point underdog to the Michigan State Spartans. Lacking the post season experience of their counterpart, Oklahoma quickly built an 18-8 lead behind a blistering pace of play. However, over the course of 40 minutes, numerous aspects changed. The defenses clamped down as Tom Izzo's crew fought back closing the gap to four just before halftime. In the end defense won out as the Spartans advanced to the Elite 8 behind a 62-58 victory over Oklahoma. Getting a few calls and claiming the momentum, Branden Dawson knocked down a jumper to take the...

Friday's Sweet 16 Open Thread | The Games, The Odds, The Contests

I got hosed by UNC yesterday so hopefully I can hang on to a thread of dignity with a good bounce back tonight. Here's the line up for this evening's games and what channels they are on. The Games Game Time TV #11 UCLA vs. #2 Gonzaga 6:15 (CT) CBS #8 NC State vs. #4 Louisville 6:37 (CT) TBS #5 Utah vs. #1 Duke 8:45 (CT) CBS #7 Michigan State vs. #3 Oklahoma 9:07 (CT) TBS The Odds Game Favorite My Pick UCLA vs. Gonzaga Zags (-8.5) Gonzaga NC State vs. Louisville Cardinals (-3) Wolfpack Utah vs. Duke Blue Devils (-5) Duke Michigan State vs. OU Spartans...

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 | Three Keys To Victory For The Oklahoma Sooners

Limit The Michigan State Spartans In Transition Tom Izzo utilizes a transition offense at Michigan State urging players to stay wide on the court while the ball handler attacks the middle. Needless to say, spacing along with pace of play trouble a majority of the Spartans opponents. Currently, Coach Izzo's squad averages 18.9 transition points per game ranking 14th in the nation. In fact, nearly one-fourth of their possessions result in transition. On Friday during the Sweet 16, the Oklahoma Sooners must find a way to limit MSU's transition opportunities. Lon Kruger may opt to send two or...

Sooner Nation Podcast | ESPN's Fran Fraschilla Breaks Down Oklahoma And Michigan State

Fran Fraschilla breaks down Oklahoma's Sweet 16 match-up against Michigan State. The ESPN Color Analyst shares his thoughts with us on the poor performance from the Big 12 Conference in the NCAA Tournament and which team surprised him the most by getting bounced early. He also weighs in on West Virginia's chances of upsetting the Kentucky Wildcats. Use the media player to listen to the interview with Fran Frashilla In addition to his thoughts on Oklahoma's match-up with the Spartans, Fraschilla talks about the role that Frank Booker plays coming off the bench, NBA draft prospects...

NCAA Basketball | Sweet 16 Open Thread

It's on like Donkey Kong! The NCAA Tournament field is going to dwindle from 16 to 8, and then to 4, and it's gonna happen this weekend, starting tonight. I'm not really sure that you can look at the lineup of games and say there's a bad match-up out there. Here are the times, along with where to watch, tonight's games. The Games Game Time TV #7 Wichita State vs. #3 Notre Dame 6:15 (CT) CBS #4 North Carolina vs #1 Wisconsin 6:47 (CT) TBS #5 West Virginia vs. #1 Kentucky 8:45 (CT) CBS #6 Xavier vs. #2 Arizona 9:17 (CT) TBS The Odds Game Favorite My Pick WSU vs....

Sooners 2016 QB Recruiting Board

A disclaimer before this post. I am not a QB coach, nor do I claim to be in a position to be able to evaluate talent better than college coaches. This post is simply my belief on who would rank highest on the Sooners quarterback recruiting board for the class of 2016. 1. KJ Costello 6-4/220 (OU OFFER) The Sooners have no shot at Costello who should be all accounts be a USC Trojan or Stanford Cardinal. That being said, he would sit at the top of any school's recruiting board. 2. Austin Kendall 6-3/200 (OU OFFER) Kendall just finished his visit in Norman yesterday and was offered by the...

NCAA Sweet 16 Preview | Behind Enemy Lines With Michigan State & The Only Colors

The No. 3 Seeded Oklahoma Sooners advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009 with wins over the Albany Great Danes and the Dayton Flyers. Looking to claim the Regional Championship, a tough road lies ahead. On the other side of the Sweet 16 pod sits a well coached No. 7 Seeded Michigan State Spartans squad. With the game set to tipoff at 9:07 CST on March 27th, Joe Tuohey of SBNation's The Only Colors sat down with us to preview the match-up. CCM - Regardless of talent compared to years past, would you say this Michigan St. squad appears underseeded in the NCAA Tournament? JT -...

Sooners Road To The Final Four After Opening Weekend

While the first two rounds for the Sooners wasn't as easy as they'd hope it would be, Oklahoma still advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009. They did so by holding off a relentless Albany team and a scrappy Dayton squad that essentially had the home court advantage. Both games ended with Sooner victories, placing the Sooners as only one of two Big 12 teams in the Sweet 16 this season. After a pair of upsets in the East region, Oklahoma is now the top remaining seed in the region. That guarantees that Buddy Hield and the Sooners will be the higher seed until the Final Four,...

TCU Horned Frogs Outlast Oklahoma Sooners 4-3 In Extra Innings

After taking a series over a top ten program this past weekend, the Oklahoma Sooners looked to keep things rolling against the No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs in Fort Worth. Unfortunately, things would not pan out as OU had hoped on the road eventually falling 4-3 in extra innings. The Sooners entered the game with an all business mentality. Collecting a few hits, Sheldon Nuese drove in Taylor Alspaugh from second to plate the first run of the evening in the top of the first inning. Assuming the defense would hold, the offense appeared ready to tackle any challenge before them. After three scoreless...

Big 2016 QB Recruiting News

It was just announced via twitter that the Sooners will be hosting a big time quarterback in the class of 2016. In fact he is heaaded to Norman now. That player is Austin Kendall 6-3/200. Clt✈️OU— Austin Kendall (@A_Kendall11) March 24, 2015 Kendall was at one time a Tennessee commitment, but by all accounts this will be a Stoops (Kentucky) vs. Stoops (Oklahoma) battle. Austin Kendall is the number 27 player in the class of 2016. For those who are wondering what type of player Kendall is, check out his highlights here below. Here are several quick thoughts on him after watching...

Sooners Women's Basketball Season Ends On Sour Note Against Stanford

Sharane Campbell-Old's senior season ended earlier than she may have hoped for after a disappointing loss to the fourth seeded Stanford Cardinal, by a final score of 86-76. But the season itself was not a disappointing one for her or the team. Oklahoma finished the year 21-12 and finished the season winning 16 of their last 23. They also won two postseason games including one NCAA Tournament win. But the second round exit against Stanford left a bittersweet ending on the Sooners season, especially given that the Sooners had a chance to head back to Oklahoma City for the Sweet 16 if they had...

Sooners TE Taylor McNamara will Transfer to USC

Taylor McNamara has announced that he will transfer from the Sooner football program following his graduation in May. He announced that he will head back to his home state of California and become a part of the USC football program. Taylor tweeted out his intentions. Want to thank everybody @ OU for a fun 3 years. Furthest thing from a easy decision to leave, but @ the end of the day I felt it was best...— Taylor McNamara (@tmcnamara88) March 24, 2015 for my future. Ive made great friends who I will keep in touch with after I graduate in May. Excited to say though, Im headed back ...

Michigan State Scouting Report

What do the Sooners need to do to beat Michigan State? The Oklahoma Sooners advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with a win over the Dayton Flyers, on Sunday. They will meet the Michigan State Spartans there. Michigan State is coming off a huge upset of 2 seeded Virginia. With a win, Oklahoma will advance to the Elite Eight since Blake Griffin was throwing down dunks in the LNC. Let's take a look into what Michigan State will do to try and stop such a thing. Leading Scorer: Travis Trice - 15 ppg Scoring: 71.5 ppg Defense: 63.1 What Michigan State likes to do, is out defend you. If Oklahoma can get...

And Then There Were 2...Sooners and Mountaineers Move on to Sweet 16

Three Big 12 schools took the floor this evening hoping to move forward to the Sweet 16. Two prevailed and the other got beat by what many would consider their little brother. Here is an update on how the Big 12 fared as the final slots in the Sweet 16 were decided. Kansas The Jayhawks ran into a Shocker buzzsaw this afternoon as Wichita State had 5 players score in double figures (led by Tekele Cotton who ended with 19 points) for Wichita State. While the Jayhawks led by as many as 8 in the first half, the couldn't survive the 2nd half onslaught which saw the Shockers score 49...

Oklahoma Sooners 72 - Dayton Flyers 66 | Beyond The Box Score

Survive and advance! That's all you gotta do in the NCAA Tournament but it certainly isn't as easy as it sounds. Lon Kruger and the Oklahoma Sooners certainly are getting the hang of it though as they've survived the opening two rounds of the tournament and are moving on to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Here are a few things that you may, or may not have, noticed in Oklahoma's 72-66 win over Dayton on Sunday night. * The Sooners closed out the last 12:57 of the game on a 32-17 run against Dayton. * Oklahoma's win puts the Sooners in the Sweet 16 for the 10th time in program history. * OU...

OU Baseball | Sooners Take Series Against #10 Texas Tech

After dropping a horrible 6-1 decision on Friday night against #10 Texas Tech the Sooners were able to come back on Saturday and even the series behind a complete game performance from Alec Hansen, who fanned 10 batters and gave up just two runs off three hits. Kolby Carpenter knocked in three RBI and while Pete Hughes was saving his bullpen by riding with Hansen, the Red Raiders were burning through theirs while OU forced a Sunday rubber match with a 5-2 win. That stockpile of Arms paid off for Hughes on Sunday as he used four different hurlers to keep the Red Raiders at bay while senior...

10 Thoughts on Sooners Win Against the Dayton Flyers

Lon Kruger has led the Sooners back to the Sweet 16. Here are 10 quick thoughts on the Sooners big win in Columbus over the Dayton Flyers by a score of 72-66. 1. The 3 point shooting for both teams was NBA Jam on Fire level. The Sooners were 9 of 18 (50%) and the Flyers were 11 of 21 (52.4%) 2. Buddy Hield's block was one of the top plays in Sooner basketball history. Check it out and be amazed. Buddy Hield may have saved the game for @OU_MBBall with this block. https://t.co/RCLrqVmsIa— CC Machine (@CCMachine) March 23, 2015 3. Jordan Woodard has ice in his veins. He hit 9 of 10 Free...

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