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

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

In spite of 14 points and six rebounds from Xavier Thames, the Aztecs came up short 60-50 against New Mexico on Mar. 15. He is averaging 9.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. The Sooners were defeated by Iowa State 73-66 on Mar. 14 despite 18 points and nine rebounds from Romero Osby. He contributes a team-leading 16.0 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, and 0.8 blocks per game. When considering the Four Factors, Oklahoma performs well in turnover percentage at 17.5. This ranks first in the conference and 44th in the country.

Oklahoma StatSmack

  • The Mountain West has a conference RPI that is better than the Big 12 (No. 1 vs. No. 5).
  • The Mountain West had fewer blowout games in conference (meaning there is greater parity within the conference) than in the Big 12.
  • San Diego State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (77.3 percent to 57.5 percent).
  • The Mountain West has a much better average team RPI than the Big 12 (58 vs. 89).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for rebounds, field goals made, and free throws made are in the Mountain West.
  • San Diego State has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (36 percent vs. 93 percent).
  • The worst team in the Mountain West has a much higher RPI than the worst team in the Big 12 (No. 164 vs. No. 234).
  • The Mountain West has 2 teams - Boise State (39.1 percent) and Air Force (38.2 percent) - that shoot a better three-point percentage than the Big 12 leader, Iowa State (37.7 percent).
  • San Diego State has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Oklahoma this season (five vs. three).
  • Be afraid. San Diego State has blown out more teams than Oklahoma this season (eight blowouts vs. three).
  • The San Diego State scoring leader (Jamaal Franklin, 478 points) has more points than the Oklahoma scoring leader (Romero Osby, 471 points).
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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