Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 23, 2012

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  Oklahoma Notes

• Oklahoma sustained its first loss of the season, falling 72-47 to No. 17/16 Gonzaga in the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic. OU will play West Virginia in the third-place game Sunday at 3:30 p.m. CT (televised by ESPNU).

• The Sooners trailed by just four points with 2:30 remaining in the first half (25-21) but were outscored 47-26 the rest of the game.

• OU entered the game outrebounding its opponents by an average of 11.7 boards per game, but was outrebounded tonight by a 51-24 count. The Sooners were averaging 15.3 offensive rebounds per outing entering the contest but had just five tonight despite missing 34 field goal attempts.

• Gonzaga senior forward Elias Harris was the only Bulldog who scored in double figures. He netted 16 of his 18 points in the second half when he went 7-for-10 from the field. He did not attempt a shot in the first half. Ten Bulldogs scored on the night.

• OU senior forward Romero Osby led the team in scoring for the second straight game with 13 points. He was 3-for-6 from the field and 7-for-8 from the free throw line while also pulling down a team-high-tying 5 rebounds.

• Freshman point guard Isaiah Cousins reached double figures in scoring for the first time, netting 10 points with the help of 3-for-5 3-point shooting. He entered the game averaging 2.3 points in OU's first three outings.

• For the first time this season, OU's bench was outscored (27-12).

• Oklahoma's Sunday contest against West Virginia will mark just the second time in Big 12 history that two league squads have met in a regular season non-conference contest. In the first year of Big 12 play, Texas faced Nebraska at the Erwin Center in Austin (on Nov. 23, 1996). The Longhorns pulled out an 83-81 overtime win. There has never been a year where two Big 12 squads faced off three times during the regular season.



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