Northwestern State vs Oklahoma

Oklahoma 69, Northwestern St. 65


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Romero Osby scored 11 points and Oklahoma converted three free throws in the final 17 seconds to beat Northwestern State 69-65 on Friday night, giving coach Lon Kruger his 500th career victory.

Reserve Jalen West scored 13 points to lead Northwestern State (3-3). West converted 3 of 5 3-point attempts.

The Sooners (6-1) won their third consecutive game, but it didn't come easy.

Five minutes into the game, Northwestern State Coach Mike McConathy substituted his entire starting five. He did it again seven minutes later and it seemed to help as the Demons led 32-29 at the half.

Neither team shot well in the first half, with both teams combining to convert 22 of 59 shots.

Northwestern State's defensive pressure frustrated the Sooners, who struggled to inbound the ball, particularly in the final minutes.

Now in his 27th season, Kruger is 500-321 and is No. 18 in wins among active head coaches.

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Northwestern State Demons
P. Robinson, F222-50-02034
O. Evans, F181-20-05042
M. Frazier, F171-21-25023
S. Davis, G262-86-831210
G. Stewart, G212-73-31008
J. West234-102-212113
D. Hicks201-52-25324
J. Hulbin204-80-04049
B. White183-70-02017
G. Roberson152-41-12035
Totals 22-5815-183862265
Oklahoma Sooners
A. M'Baye, F252-64-58018
R. Osby, F251-89-1281511
S. Pledger, G293-62-33219
I. Cousins, G254-70-05429
J. Hornbeak, G242-52-31017
A. Fitzgerald193-72-23118
B. Hield152-60-02025
S. Grooms141-21-30403
C. Clark133-50-01006
T. Neal111-40-05013
Totals 22-5620-2838121469
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SF Austin18-028-661
Texas A&M-CC15-325-885
Incarn Word12-617-12163
Sam Houston12-618-16178
Hou. Baptist10-817-17225
SE Louisiana9-912-21331
Abil Chr.8-1013-18321
McNeese St.7-119-20341
New Orleans6-1210-20343
Nicholls St.6-1211-23313
C. Arkansas6-127-21338
Nwestern St.5-138-20344

Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
W. Virginia13-526-910
Iowa St.10-823-1223
Texas Tech9-919-1336
Kansas St.5-1317-1690
Oklahoma St.3-1512-20172
Other games
TENN 36 Final
ORST 78 Final
KAN 84
SYR 91 Final
ARK 82