Monday, February 1, 2010

Tommy Mason-Griffin Earns FOY

Oklahoma freshman Tommy Mason-Griffin was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week last week. In games against Iowa State and Nebraska, he averaged 23.5 points per game as well as dishing out 10 assists, shooting 16-30 from the field and 8-9 from the free throw line. In conference play, TMG is shooting 49% from behind the arc, while leading the Sooners (12-9, 3-4) with 17.4 ppg. On the season, he is averaging 12.7 ppg, while shooting 44.6% from three.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sooners Held to Lowest Scoring Output of Season; Fall at Nebraska

Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Brandon Richardson scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and Nebraska pulled away from cold-shooting Oklahoma for a 63-46 victory and its first Big 12 win Saturday night.

Ryan Anderson added 11 points and Jorge Brian Diaz 10 for the Cornhuskers (13-8, 1-5 Big 12).

Cade Davis scored 13 points to lead the Sooners (12-9, 3-4). Tommy Mason-Griffin, who scored 38 points against Iowa State on Wednesday and was averaging 28.3 in his previous three games, was held to nine.

Oklahoma, winless in four conference road games, shot just 35 percent and scored its fewest points since a 62-45 loss to Texas on Feb. 23, 2008.

Tipoff was pushed back to evening because of a snow and ice storm in Oklahoma that delayed the Sooners' charter flight to Lincoln.

WBB: Sooners Beat Tech on the Road

Sooners fought off a Tech comeback and rebounded against their loss to Iowa State by beating the Raiders, 70-66. Danielle Robinson scored 26 points, which included the go-ahead jumper with just over a minute and two free throws with 9 seconds to seal the win.

The Sooners improved to 15-5 and 5-2 in the Big 12, and Tech fell to 13-7 and 1-5 in conference.

Robinson was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line for the Sooners, who beat Texas Tech for the 10th straight time. Nyeshia Stevenson added 17 points and Amanda Thompson had eight points and 13 rebounds. The Sooners were 18-20 from the line while Tech was just 8-17.

Jordan Murphree scored 16 of her 28 points in the final 9 minutes to lead Texas Tech (13-7, 1-5).

The Sooners built a 10-point lead early in the second, but Murphree closed the gap, converting three-point plays down the stretch. She tied the game at 66 with 1:35 left. That's when Robinson hit a turnaround jumper on the baseline as she fell out of bounds.

The Sooners will host the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday at 7:00 CST.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

TMG, Davis lead Sooners

Freshman Tommy Mason-Griffin scored a career high 38 points and dished out 6 assists as OU topped Iowa State, 89-84, in Norman. Cade Davis added 24 as the Sooners, who were playing without Willie Warren and Tony Crocker, improved to 12-8 and 3-3 in conference.

Warren did not play for the second straight game after spraining his ankle in practice last Thursday. Tony Crocker was also out with a sprained right ankle.

OU led by as many as 21 late in the first, but ISU cut the lead to 3 points 4 times in the second. The Sooners were able to hold on by hitting key free trows.

Mason-Griffin and Davis combined to hit 21 of OU's 32 field goals. TMG was 13-21, including 5-10 from behind the arc, while Davis was 9-17 and 4-9 from long distance.

The Cyclones (12-8, 1-4) had 6 players in double figure, led by Diante Garrett's 17, but were unable to come up with the win.

OU will play at Nebraska on the 30th at 12:30 CST.

WBB: Sooners Stumble in Ames

OU could not overcome poor shooting and foul trouble as the Sooners (14-5, 4-2) fell to the Iowa State Cyclones (16-3, 4-2), 56-63.

OU fell behind early because of foul trouble and being unable to block out, and trailed 21-33 at the half. The Sooners were able to limit the Cyclones to five points for the first 9 1/2 minutes of the second to pull within 35-38, but ISU was able to fend off the rally.

The game never acquired a rhythm as 50 fouls were called over the course of 40 minutes. OU had 28, with Danielle Robinson and Abi Olajuwan each fouling out, while Carlee Roethlisberger, Amanda Thompson, and Joanna McFarland each had 4. The teams shot a total of 56 free throws: 15 of 25 for OU and 22-31 for ISU.

Nyeshia Stevenson had 14 points for OU, but struggled shooting, finishing 1-6 from behind the arc. Amanda Thompson had 12 points and 10 rebounds while Danielle Robinson scored 10. Carlee Roethlisberger led a rally in the closing minutes and finished with 9 points and 7 boards.

Kelsy Bolte and Anne Prins each had 15 points for the Cyclones. ISU's main offensive threat, Allison Lacey, had 12, 10 of which came in the first half.

OU will play at Texas Tech on Saturday at 2:00.