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TCU 70, Oklahoma 67

Garlon Green scored 18 points in his final home game, but TCU nearly blew a 25-point lead before holding on late as the Horned Frogs snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating Oklahoma 70-67 on Saturday. The Sooners scored 16 straight points in the second half to get back in the game, but their rally fell short when Sam Grooms missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners breeze past Cyclones on senior day, 86-69

Senior day for Oklahoma Sooners basketball was marked by great senior play.  Andrew Fitzgerald, Romero Osby, Sam Grooms and Steven Pledger were all honored before the Sooners game against Iowa State on Saturday, and all put in solid performances in front of the fans who have watched them develop over the years.  Osby led the way with 22 points and nine rebounds, as well as two...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma 86, Iowa St. 69

Romero Osby had 22 points and nine rebounds and Oklahoma tied the NCAA record for free throws without a miss in an 86-69 victory over Iowa State on Saturday. Osby had 10 of the Sooners' 34 free throws - which matched Samford in 1990 for most in a game without missing at the foul line. Sam Grooms had 19 points and six assists for Oklahoma (19-9, 10-6 Big 12), which never trailed...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily College Basketball Plays 2/27

Must Plays: Johnny O’ Bryant III (LSU)- O’ Bryant has been on fire lately. In his last 5 games he is averaging 22 ppg. One of those games was a 30 point effort and he is coming off back to back 24 point games. He has recorded double digit rebounds in 8 of his last 10 games. Otto Porter Jr. (Georgetown)- Porter is the Hoyas offense. With his play of late he has put his name...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Sam Grooms’ career high sparks season sweep of Baylor for Oklahoma Basketball

In a span of a week, Sam Grooms has topped his career high in scoring twice.  The senior point guard made just his second start of the season and proved worthy of it, playing an instrumental role in Oklahoma’s 90-76 victory over the Baylor Bears Saturday afternoon and the Lloyd Noble Center.  Grooms led the Sooners with 23 points, four assists, and two steals.  His sudden scoring...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball falls in OT to Cowboys, 84-79

Sam Grooms played the game of his college career Saturday afternoon.  The savvy senior came off the bench to stabilize the Sooner offense for a career high 18 points on 9-11 shooting and four assists.  He was instrumental in a late first half run that gave the Sooners the advantage at the break, and came up with some big time second half plays.  However, Grooms’ hot hand, as...
Via isportsweb.com
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball loses defensive battle with Kansas State, 52-50

The Oklahoma Sooners overcame many obstacles in a tight battle with 18th ranked Kansas State in the waning minutes of the game Saturday evening at the Llyod Noble Center.  Though the team shot an atrocious percentage, turned the ball over countless times, and couldn’t convert on their free throws, they somehow managed to tie the game late in the second period. With just three...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rodriguez lifts K-State over Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Angel Rodriguez hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining to give No. 18 Kansas State a 52-50 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night. The free throws ended an 8-0 run by the Sooners in the final two minutes that tied the game with 13 seconds to play. With Oklahoma trailing 50-42, Romero Osby scored the last of his 13 points on a three-point play to pull...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 18 Kansas St. 52, Oklahoma 50

Angel Rodriguez hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining to give No. 18 Kansas State a 52-50 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night. The free throws ended an 8-0 run by the Sooners in the final two minutes that tied the game with 13 seconds to play. With Oklahoma trailing 50-42, Romero Osby scored the last of his 13 points on a three-point play to pull the Sooners within...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball gets past pesky Longhorns 73-67

The Oklahoma Sooners passed a test Monday night at the Lloyd Noble Center as they outlasted the Texas Longhorns 73-67. With 1:45 to play the Sooners were sitting with a comfortable 11 point lead, after Sam Grooms made one out of two free throws.  The raucous crowd had burst into a premature chant of “Just like football” and it appeared the Sooners had the win secure.  But Texas...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Osby lifts Oklahoma past Texas

Too many times, Romero Osby had been a part of Red River Rivalry games that didn't turn out the way he wanted. With victory nearly in his grasp, he told teammate Sam Grooms during a late-game huddle: ''We finally got these guys.'' And no one played a bigger role. Osby scored a career-high 29 points, Amath M'Baye had three rim-rattling dunks among his 15...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sooners finding right mix with veterans, youth

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JEFF LATZKE AP Sports Writer Take a couple of veteran players who are used to starting, give their roles to unpolished freshmen and it might spell trouble for a basketball team's chemistry. Lon Kruger is making it work at Oklahoma. In his second season in charge of the Sooners, Kruger has put three freshmen and transfer Amath M'Baye in prominent...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Hoops update (Dec. 12): Guard Sam Grooms

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners have been off for several days, but Sooners Illustrated got an update today with point guard Sam Grooms.
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball: Seniors stepping up big for Sooners

Sunday evening in Oklahoma’s 77-70 win over West Virginia, Sam Grooms played a vital role in the victory.  He didn’t start, and his stats aren’t exactly eye-popping, but his presence on the court was crucial nonetheless.  Grooms finished with four assists and zero turnovers in just 24 minutes of play.  He came in at a time in which the Sooners were trailing, and helped pace...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball bounces back with win over West Virginia

The Oklahoma Sooners bounced back from Friday night’s beating, with a 77-70 win over West Virginia, to take third place in the Old Spice Classic and improve to 4-1 on the season.  Perhaps a harbinger of things to come in conference play this season.  Oklahoma will face West Virginia twice more this year, as the Mountaineers enter their first season as a part of the conference...
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Sooners – #8 Big 12 college basketball power rankings

Oklahoma Coach: Lon Kruger (1 season at Oklahoma 15-16) Overall 494-320, 26 years 2011-12: Record 15-16 overall, 5-13 in Big 12 ( Tie 8th) Starters Returning (5) Sam Grooms, Steven Pledger, Andrew Fitzgerald, Cameron Clark, Romero Osby Preseason Tournament: Old Spice Classic Top Non-Conference Games: at. Arkansas, vs. Texas A&M, vs. Ohio Transfer Out: Calvin Newell (UCF), Carl...
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November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners fly by Warhawks in opener

It’s that time of year again.  Basketball is officially back in Norman, and it was highlighted in Norman Sunday when the Sooners won their first regular season game in dominating fashion, 85-51 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. Oklahoma got off to a shaky start, committing careless turnovers and taking ill-advised shots early.  After some subs came in and provided instant...
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

#64 Oklahoma: College Basketball Countdown

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner. Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

#85 Oklahoma Sooners: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll...
Via The Sports Bank
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas A&M 62, Oklahoma 53

Dash Harris and Khris Middleton drilled key 3-pointers in the last 4 minutes and Texas A&M hit 14 straight foul shots to beat Oklahoma 62-53 Wednesday night in a ragged opening-round match of the Big 12 tournament. Eighth-seeded Oklahoma, trailing almost the entire second half, sliced the lead to 47-45 on Romero Osby's four free throws before Harris connected for his second...
Via Fox Sports
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Aggies beat Sooners in Big 12 opening round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Dash Harris and Khris Middleton drilled key 3-pointers in the last 4 minutes and Texas A&M hit 14 straight foul shots to beat Oklahoma 62-53 Wednesday night in a ragged opening-round match of the Big 12 tournament. Eighth-seeded Oklahoma, trailing almost the entire second half, sliced the lead to 47-45 on Romero Osby's four free throws before Harris...
Via Fox Sports Houston
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Aggies beat Sooners in Big 12 opening round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Dash Harris and Khris Middleton drilled key 3-pointers in the last 4 minutes and Texas A&M hit 14 straight foul shots to beat Oklahoma 62-53 Wednesday night in a ragged opening-round match of the Big 12 tournament. Eighth-seeded Oklahoma, trailing almost the entire second half, sliced the lead to 47-45 on Romero Osby's four free throws before Harris...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners Fall in Ames

Clark leads the way with 16 points The Oklahoma Sooners dropped their sixth straight game Saturday, as they fell 80-69 at the hand of the sharp shooting Iowa State Cyclones.  Though it wasn’t the 15 treys nailed in the first meeting between the two squads, the Cyclones knocked down their fair share of threes, going 11-22 from long range on the afternoon. The Sooners got the aid...
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

OU-Texas: Sooner Postgame Press Conference

NORMAN, Okla. — Head coach Lon Kruger and the Sooners suffered their fifth consecutive loss. He, as well as guard Sam Grooms and forward Romero Osby talk about the frustrations of their 69-58 setback against Texas.
Via oklahoma.scout.com
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners Lose a Nail-Biter to Missouri

Pledger's 22 is not enough to overcome the Tigers (Photo from Soonersports.com) So close, but yet, so far.  That pretty much sums up the feelings from Sooner fans after witnessing yet another single-digit loss in conference play.  The Oklahoma Sooners nearly had it Tuesday against the fourth-ranked Missouri Tigers, but in the end fell, 71-68. The final four minutes were as...
Via isportsweb.com
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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