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
SF Austin0-010-166
Lamar0-08-260
Abil Chr.0-07-4236
Incarn Word0-05-3249
Sam Houston0-06-5264
SE Louisiana0-06-5244
C. Arkansas0-06-6223
Nicholls St.0-05-5165
Hou. Baptist0-04-7300
Nwestern St.0-03-6274
Texas A&M-CC0-03-6344
McNeese St.0-03-7327
New Orleans0-02-7256

Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
TCU0-010-05
Texas Tech0-09-147
W. Virginia0-09-110
Oklahoma0-08-117
Baylor0-09-2115
Kansas St.0-09-2154
Iowa St.0-08-222
Kansas0-08-219
Oklahoma St.0-08-2119
Texas0-07-368
 
Other games
TENN 36 Final
GTOWN 37
ORST 78 Final
KAN 84
SYR 91 Final
ARK 82