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Kruger looking for first postseason win as Oklahoma coach

NORMAN, Okla. --  Lon Kruger has led Oklahoma to the NCAA tournament for the second season in a row. He's helped the Sooners improve for a third year in a row. Since taking as coach before the 2011-2012 season, OU has gone from 15-16 to 20-12 to a 23-9 record this season that includes a 12-6 mark and a second-place finish in the Big 12 Conference. But one thing Oklahoma hasn...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor holds on to down No. 17 Oklahoma, 78-73

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first two times that Baylor played Oklahoma this season, the Bears struggled through the opening minutes and failed to get on track until it was a bit too late. This time, they delivered the opening blow. The Bears roared to a 21-point lead early in the second half Thursday night, and then held off a frantic rally by the Sooners for a 78-73 victory in the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma has a genuine gem in Lon Kruger

We all had heard about Lon Kruger. Old-timers remember him as Lonnie, Jack Hartman’s point guard at Kansas State 40 years ago. Also remember him, along with the young-timers, as a good coach. Good schools kept hiring Kruger. He must be a good coach, right? But we had no clue how good. We know now. Kruger’s Sooners are one of college basketball’s success stories. A year after...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners come up short in Lawrence, 83-75

Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners come up short in Lawrence, 83-75Kansas came into Phog Allen Fieldhouse expecting to clinch a share of the Big 12 regular season title for the tenth consecutive time.  And they did; just not as easily as they thought.  The Oklahoma Sooners played with fortitude, and were still very much in the game in the waning minutes.  Still, the Sooners, despite...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hield leads Oklahoma past Oklahoma State 77-74

Buddy Hield scored 22 points to help Oklahoma defeat Oklahoma State 77-74 on Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma State's Markel Brown missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced overtime. Frank Booker scored 15 points, Tyler Neal scored 13 and Ryan Spangler added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Sooners (19-7, 8-5 Big 12), who were desperate for a win after losing three...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia beats No. 21 Oklahoma in OT, 91-86

Eron Harris scored 26 of his 28 points after halftime and West Virginia outlasted No. 21 Oklahoma 91-86 in overtime Wednesday night. Juwan Staten added 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Mountaineers (14-9, 6-4 Big 12), who won their third straight. Terry Henderson scored 17 points. Harris forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in regulation and scored...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sooners doing something no other team in college basketball is doing

One of the keys to Oklahoma’s basketball success so far this season has been its solid fortune with players staying healthy. The Sooners have lost only five games to injury and none by starters. Je’lon Hornbeak missed four games with a broken foot and Tyler Neal missed the Sooners’ Dec. 8 game against George Mason. Also, with all the tinkering Lon Kruger and staff have done...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bedlam basketball: Local trio helps Sooners sink Cowboys

The state of Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State on Monday night. Three local products — Ryan Spangler, Jordan Woodard and Tyler Neal — came up big for Oklahoma as the No. 23-ranked Sooners pulled off an 88-76 upset of the No. 8 Cowboys in front of an estimated 11,002 at Lloyd Noble Center. Shortly after the game, Spangler and Neal shared a smile and a word about how much this meant...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 23 Oklahoma beats No. 8 Oklahoma State 88-76

Ryan Spangler had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help No. 23 Oklahoma defeat No. 8 Oklahoma State 88-76 on Monday night. Jordan Woodard scored 18 points and reserve Tyler Neal added a season-high 15 points for the Sooners (17-4, 6-2 Big 12), who won their fourth straight game and claimed their third win over a ranked conference opponent this season. Marcus Smart had...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: OSU’s Markel Brown Throws Down Filthy Dunk

While it’s been all Oklahoma in the first half of tonight’s big rivalry matchup between the Sooners and the Oklahoma State, it was a Cowboy who provided easily the best highlight of the first 20 minutes. With just under three minutes to play, senior guard Markel Brown crossed over down the lane and landed a monster dunk over OU forward Tyler Neal. Check it out: The Cowboys will...
Via College Spun
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Woodard sparks Oklahoma past Texas A&M 64-52

Jordan Woodard had 20 points as the Oklahoma won its seventh straight with a 64-52 win over Texas A&M Saturday night. Frank Booker added nine points off the bench, and Tyler Neal chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds. Ryan Spangler grabbed 13 rebounds for the Sooners (11-1). Oklahoma finished shooting 39.6 percent from the field and connected on 16 of 20 from the free throw...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners demolish Idaho, 85-65

The wealth was evenly distributed Wednesday evening for the Oklahoma Sooners, as five different players scored in double figures en route to an 85-65 victory over the Idaho Vandals.  Cameron Clark led all scorers with 14 points, and was a key factor in the early stages of the game for the Sooners.  Others in double figures were Buddy Hield (13), Ryan Spangler (13), Je’lon Hornbeak...
Via isportsweb.com
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

New faces for Sooners, Kruger

It won't be easy for Oklahoma to build on last season's NCAA tournament appearance. The Sooners return just six players from last year's team, losing their three top scorers from last season. Oklahoma did get a head start, with a five-game trip to France and Belgium in August. ''With so many new guys and 10 days of practice, we had the opportunity to identify...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

#78 Oklahoma Sooners: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma’s Amath M’Baye doesn’t regret doing ‘horns down’ sign even though it sparked Texas comeback

Texas trailed Oklahoma by 22 points with only 7:38 remaining in the second half on Wednesday night, and it seemed more than safe to write the Longhorns off. Then, Oklahoma’s Amath M’Baye made a “horns down” symbol at the Longhorns fans. That may have changed the game around. Texas went on to somehow chip away at the 22-point deficit and force overtime. They finished off the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball stomps TCU, 75-48

Oklahoma was riding high following an emotional victory over Kansas on Saturday, and when they faced off against TCU just two days removed, it was a test of their fortitude.  They passed.  The Sooners cruised to 75-48 victory over the Horned Frogs, improving to 16-7 (7-4) on the season. The Sooner defense was stellar out of the gate, holding the Horned Frogs without a field goal...
Via isportsweb.com
February 11, 2013  |  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...
Via The Sports Bank
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Five Things to Watch: OU vs. OSU

Forward Tyler Neal has been more consistent of late and he says it's due to more confidence. He has scored 18 points in his past two games after scoring a total of 15 points in the 13 games previous. Neal is another 3-point option for the Sooners and can help take pressure off Steven Pledger. Neal has made two 3-pointers in each of the past two games. He's shooting 35.7 percent...
Via Oklahoma Sooners
February 21, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Dec. 19 Hoops Interview: F Tyler Neal

NNORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated spoke with forward Tyler Neal Monday to get his thoughts on the 8-1 start.
Via oklahoma.scout.com
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Dec. 19 Hoops Post-Practice Interviews

NNORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated met up with head coach Lon Kruger, guard Steven Pledger, and forwards Romero Osby and Tyler Neal to get the latest on the hardwood as well as to talk about their fast start. All the interviews are below.
Via oklahoma.scout.com
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Sooners Smoke Hogs, 78-63

Tyler Neal (15) provides a spark off the bench for the Sooners scoring 18 points in the win (Photo from Soonersports.com) The chant of the “Woo Pig Sooie” was silenced Saturday afternoon at the Lloyd Noble Center, as Sooner fans, as well as a handful of Razorback faithful, watched the Oklahoma Sooners cruise to victory over Arkansas, 78-63. In a game where offense was hyped,...
Via isportsweb.com
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Pledger, Neal guide Oklahoma past Arkansas

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Steven Pledger scored 22 points, Tyler Neal came off the bench for a career-high 18 and Oklahoma beat Arkansas 78-63 on Saturday. Andrew Fitzgerald celebrated his birthday by scoring 17 points, all of them in the first half, as the Sooners (7-1) built a big lead and didn't trail after the first four minutes. Oklahoma continued a trend of the home team winning...
Via Fox Sports Houston
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Oklahoma 78, Arkansas 63

Steven Pledger scored 22 points, Tyler Neal came off the bench for a career-high 18 and Oklahoma beat Arkansas 78-63 on Saturday. Andrew Fitzgerald celebrated his birthday by scoring 17 points, all of them in the first half, as the Sooners (7-1) built a big lead and didn't trail after the first four minutes. Oklahoma continued a trend of the home team winning each of the last...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Kruger's Squad Defeats Arkansas, 78-63

Steven Pledger scored 22 points, Tyler Neal came off the bench for a career-high 18 and Oklahoma beat Arkansas 78-63 on Saturday. Andrew Fitzgerald celebrated his birthday by scoring 17 points, all of them in the first half, as the Sooners (7-1) built a big lead and didn't trail after the first four minutes. Oklahoma continued a trend of the home team winning each of the last...
Via Oklahoma Sooners
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss
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