Oklahoma vs. San Diego State: Full Game Preview

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Oklahoma vs. San Diego State: Full Game Preview
Oklahoma
(20-11, 5-8 away)
San Diego State
(22-10, 16-2 home)
Venue: Wells Fargo Center
9:48PM ET / 6:48PM PT, March 22, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oklahoma R Osby 16.0 R Osby 7.0 S Grooms 3.2
San Diego State J Franklin 16.8 J Franklin 9.5 J Franklin 3.3

10th-seeded Oklahoma meets No. 7-seeded San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on Friday. It gets started at 9:48 p.m. ET and you can catch it on TBS.

The Sooners fell 73-66 to Iowa State on Mar. 14. Romero Osby finished with 18 points and nine rebounds in the loss. He leads the team in points with 16.0 per game, rebounds with 7.0 per game, and blocks with 0.8 per game. The Aztecs were defeated by New Mexico 60-50 on Mar. 15 despite eight points and 12 rebounds from Jamaal Franklin. He puts up a team-leading 16.8 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game, and 3.3 assists per game.

San Diego State StatSmack

  • The Big 12 has had five more Final Four teams than the Mountain West over the past 10 years.
  • Oklahoma is a better free-throw-shooting team (75.8 percent vs. 67.0 percent) than San Diego State this season.
  • Diaper Dandies love Oklahoma. Oklahoma has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than San Diego State (7 vs. 1).
  • The Big 12 has had a better winning percentage in the NCAA Tournament over the past 10 years (62.1 vs. 32.5).
  • San Diego State has been ducking Oklahoma for over 30 years.
  • AP voters think more highly of Oklahoma and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than San Diego State (91 vs. 46).
  • The Big 12 has had 41 more NBA Draft picks than the Mountain West over the past 10 years.
  • The Oklahoma three-point leader (Steven Pledger, 69 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the San Diego State three-point leader (Chase Tapley, 61 three-pointers).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Oklahoma currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 935) than San Diego State, per the NCAA.
  • Last year the best team in the Big 12 had a much higher RPI than the best team in the Mountain West (No. 5 vs. No. 21).
  • The Big 12 has 2 teams - Texas Tech (8.1) and Oklahoma State (7.6) - that create more steals per game than the Mountain West leader, UNLV (7.5).
OU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Romero Osby 28 16 7 1 1 1 1
B Steven Pledger 29 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Buddy Hield 25 8 4 2 1 0 2
B- Amath M`Baye 25 10 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Je`lon Hornbeak 23 6 3 2 1 0 2
C Cameron Clark 17 7 3 0 1 0 1
C Sam Grooms 21 5 2 3 0 0 1
C A. Fitzgerald 16 6 3 0 0 0 1
C Isaiah Cousins 16 3 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Tyler Neal 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Casey Arent 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Fraschilla 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
SDSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Jamaal Franklin 33 17 9 3 2 1 4
B+ Chase Tapley 31 14 3 3 1 1 1
B L. Franklin 19 10 6 2 1 1 1
B J.J. O`Brien 27 8 5 2 1 0 1
B Xavier Thames 28 10 2 2 1 0 2
C+ D. Stephens 22 6 5 0 1 0 1
C+ Winston Shepard 21 6 4 2 0 0 2
C James Rahon 23 7 2 1 1 0 0
C Skylar Spencer 14 3 3 0 0 2 0
D+ Dwayne Polee II 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Aaron Douglas 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Ryan Staten 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ J. Castleberry 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ James Johnson 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
D N. Ebrahimian 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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