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Romero Osby scored 11 points and Oklahoma converted three free throws in the final 17 seconds to beat Northwestern State 69-65 on Friday night, giving coach Lon Kruger his 500th career victory.
Reserve Jalen West scored 13 points to lead Northwestern State (3-3). West converted 3 of 5 3-point attempts.
The Sooners (6-1) won their third consecutive game, but it didn't come easy.
Five minutes into the game, Northwestern State Coach Mike McConathy substituted his entire starting five. He did it again seven minutes later and it seemed to help as the Demons led 32-29 at the half.
Neither team shot well in the first half, with both teams combining to convert 22 of 59 shots.
Northwestern State's defensive pressure frustrated the Sooners, who struggled to inbound the ball, particularly in the final minutes.
Now in his 27th season, Kruger is 500-321 and is No. 18 in wins among active head coaches.
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The Oklahoma Sooners won a tight battle Wednesday evening in the Mabee Center, 63-62 over the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.
Oral Roberts led by as many as 10 points late in the game, but the Sooners rallied to overcome the deficit behind freshman Buddy Hield’s sharp shooting. Heild finished the game with 11 points, all coming within the final 15 minutes of the game, and also grabbed...
It was a big night for Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger. Kruger hit a major milestone in his coaching career, earning his 500th win as a head coach as his Sooners scraped by Northwestern State 69-65. With the win Kruger ranks 18th overall among active head coaches. His Sooners are 6-1 so far this season.
Head coach Lon Kruger earns his 500th career victory (Photo from Soonersports...
NORMAN, Okla. - There was a time when wide receiver Kenny Stills had to answer all the questions on the field and answer for all the questions for everything off the field.
Couldn't have been easy, either. While accomplished through his first two seasons, Stills returned for his junior year as the only receiver at Oklahoma with a single catch to his credit.
Stills was expected...
Aaryn Ellenberg scored 22 points and No. 12 Oklahoma State, playing without guard Maddie Manning, dominated Northwestern State 96-35 on Thursday night.
Ellenberg was 5 of 7 from 3-point range and had five rebounds and six steals.
Nicole Kornet, replacing Manning in the starting lineup, scored a career-high 19 points. Nicole Griffin 12 and Morgan Hook added 10. Joanna McFarland...
Landry Jones threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, Damien Williams ran untouched 66 yards for a score and No. 12 Oklahoma held on to win 24-17 at TCU on Saturday and clinch at least a share of the Big 12 title.
TCU's fourth-down pass to the goal-line that could have tied in the game in the final minute was well-defended and fell incomplete.
The Sooners (10-2, 8-1 Big 12)...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Landry Jones threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, Damien Williams ran untouched 66 yards for a score and 12th-ranked Oklahoma held on to win 24-17 at TCU on Saturday and clinch at least a share of the Big 12 title.
TCU's fourth-down pass to the goal-line in the final minute was well-defended and fell incomplete.
The Sooners (10-2, 8-1 Big 12) won...
The Oklahoma Sooners join the mix for the talented Sunshine State offensive tackle...
Oklahoma is hitting the stretch run in recruiting. No more game weekends for visits, but OU will likely host one big weekend in December next week after the TCU game. The Sooners will host some late mid-term JUCO targets the following week if need be, then shut down until January.
OU needs a strong end to recruiting. It’s not impossible, and the coaching chaos out there could...