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 Austin0-04-0342
Incarn Word0-03-0351
Lamar0-03-1177
Sam Houston0-02-1348
C. Arkansas0-03-2178
Abil Chr.0-02-2328
Nicholls St.0-02-2318
SE Louisiana0-02-3234
McNeese St.0-01-3286
Texas A&M-CC0-01-3183
Hou. Baptist0-01-4304
Nwestern St.0-01-4273
New Orleans0-00-3194

Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Baylor0-05-094
Kansas0-04-015
Kansas St.0-04-0129
TCU0-04-014
Texas Tech0-04-022
Texas0-03-0122
Oklahoma0-02-0197
Oklahoma St.0-04-1202
W. Virginia0-03-178
Iowa St.0-03-258
 
Other games
TENN 36 Final
GTOWN 37
ORST 78 Final
KAN 84
SYR 91 Final
ARK 82