Games Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 09, 2013
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  Oklahoma Team Notes

TCU won for just the second time in 18 Big 12 Conference games, dealing Oklahoma a 70-67 loss in the Horned Frogs' senior day.  OU finished the regular season 20-10 overall and 11-7 in league play.

For just the second time since the 1996-97 season, Oklahoma failed to make a 3-pointer.  The Sooners were 0-for-16 on the game after shooting .471 (40-for-85) over the previous five outings. TCU entered the game shooting .290 from behind the arc in Big 12 play but went 8-for-14 (.571) today.

Entering the day, OU trailed for a total of just 24 minutes and 24 seconds out of 330 minutes over the last eight games. The Sooners never led today.

TCU led by as many as 25 points (47-22) with 19:26 left in the second half.  Trailing by 20 (56-36), OU outscored the Frogs 34-17 over the final 13:30.  The Sooners cut the margin to one with 4:27 remaining and with eight seconds to go.

TCU shot .613 (19-for-31) from the field and .714 (5-for-7) from 3-point range in the first half en route to a 44-22 lead.  OU had led at halftime in each of its previous eight games by an average of 13.6 points.

The Horned Frogs finished the game with a .540 field goal mark, their best in Big 12 play.  Their .571 3-point mark was their second best of the entire season.

OU is the No. 4 seed in the next week's Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship and will take on No. 5 seed Iowa State in a Thursday quarterfinals game.  The contest will start at 11:30 a.m. and will be televised by ESPN2.
  Oklahoma Individual Notes

Senior F Romero Osby
Osby led OU with 19 points in his 28 minutes.  The senior forward was 7-for-10 from the free throw line and has attempted 60 foul shots over the last six games.  He led OU in scoring (or tied for the lead) in 13 of its 18 Big 12 contests.
Senior F Andrew Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald logged his third-career double-double with season highs of 13 points and 11 rebounds.  He was 6-for-12 from the field in 27 minutes off the bench.
Freshman G Buddy Hield
In his first extensive action since breaking his right foot against TCU on Feb. 11, Hield finished with 10 points and a career-high nine rebounds in 25 minutes.  Eight of his boards were offensive.



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