Northwestern State vs Oklahoma

Oklahoma 69, Northwestern St. 65

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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 (3-3)323365
Oklahoma (6-1) «294069

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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
 37.9%83.3% 
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
 39.3%71.4% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315

Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kansas16-231-53
Baylor12-627-811
W. Virginia12-628-924
Iowa St.12-624-1121
Oklahoma St.9-920-1340
Kansas St.8-1021-1457
TCU6-1224-1567
Texas Tech6-1218-14123
Oklahoma5-1311-20171
Texas4-1411-22157
 
Other games
TENN 36 Final
GTOWN 37
ORST 78 Final
KAN 84
SYR 91 Final
ARK 82