Jan. 12, 2008
Tonight's loss snapped OU's five-game winning streak, its longest streak under second-year coach Jeff Capel. OU has not won six straight games since the 2004-05 season.
Despite the loss to Kansas State, OU holds a 101-89 all-time series lead against the Wildcats and 58-24 advantage in Norman. Oklahoma had won eight in a row before K-State's current two-game winning streak.
Tonight's loss dropped Oklahoma to 8-2 in home games on the season.
With their 82 points, OU topped the 80-point mark for the eighth time this season after doing so only four times last year.
Oklahoma is now 7-5 in Big 12 Conference openers and has lost four of its last five such games.
Kansas State's 84 points were the most scored against OU this year. West Virginia scored 82 in double-overtime while Arkansas' 72 points were the most in regulation prior to today.
OU forced 16 turnovers and has now forced 13 of its16 opponents into at least as many turnovers as it has committed.
The Sooners were 28-of-53 (.528) shooting, marking the ninth time this season they have shot 50 percent or better.
Kansas State was 31-of-55 (.564) from the field, marking the highest opponent shooting percentage during the Capel era. K-State also recorded the highest 3-point shooting percentage of any OU opponent this season (.471) on 8-of-17 shooting.
Kansas State's 27 personal fouls tied an opponent season high. Previously, both West Virginia and Mount St. Mary's had hit the mark.
The Wildcats' 18 assists marked an opponent season high, topping TCU's previous high of 16.
Freshman Blake Griffin's 27 points marked a career high. It was the third straight game that Griffin set a career scoring best. Over the last five games, Griffin is averaging 20.8 points and 12.0 rebounds.
With his 14 rebounds, Griffin hit double digits on the boards for a sixth time this season. Griffin's eight offensive rebounds were a career high, topping the previous mark of six against Morehead State.
Griffin attempted 13 free throws, marking the third time in the last four games he recorded double-digit trips to the foul line. He is 25-for-43 from the charity stripe over the last three games.
For the seventh time in the last eight games, Longar Longar hit double digits with 18 points. Ten of those points came from free throws, a career high for the senior.
Tony Crocker finished with 13 points, marking the 11th time this season that the sophomore guard has reached double-digits.
OU announced it will honor Stacey King's No. 33 jersey at halftime of next Saturday's 3 p.m. Texas Tech game. King wore No. 33 and is the Sooners' fifth all-time leading scorer.