Boxscore
Oklahoma 78, Idaho State 74
Friday, November 11, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Officials - Warren Evans, Terry Oglesby, Greg Rennegarbe
Attendance - 4308

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Idaho State 34 40 74
Oklahoma 31 47 78

Recap


Oklahoma opened the Lon Kruger era with a hard-fought 78-74 win over visiting Idaho State, but the more pressing news around the Sooner program is the NCAA sanctions levied on Friday.

Oklahoma was placed on probation for three years for committing major violations while the program was already on probation. The penalties include the loss of one scholarship and all 13 wins from the 2009-10 season in addition to recruiting sanctions.

On the court, the Sooners trailed the Bengals from the Big Sky for much of the first half. Oklahoma finally took control with a late surge in the final five minutes, sparked by Romero Osby, who had 17 points, 10 rebounds and two crucial blocks.

Calvin Newell led all scorers with 19 points for Oklahoma in its season opener. The Sooners played without Stephen Pledger, a double-digit scorer and one of four returning starters. Pledger was suspended for playing in an impermissible pro-am game over the summer.

The Bengals, picked to finish ninth in the Big Sky, hit only 7 of 24 3-points and surrendered key offensive rebounds during Oklahoma's late run. Kenny McGowen led the Bengals with 14 points.

Idaho State Bengals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kenny McGowen 24:00 5-11 2-7 2-3 0 2 2 3 3 0 5 0 14
Chase Grabau 38:00 4-9 0-2 2-3 2 6 8 9 5 3 1 0 10
Andre' Hatchett 19:00 2-6 1-3 2-3 2 2 4 1 4 1 1 0 7
Jakub Kusmieruk 22:00 4-5 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 0 4 0 3 0 9
Abner Moreira 32:00 1-3 0-0 1-2 4 2 6 1 4 0 3 0 3
Melvin Morgan 22:00 3-11 2-8 3-4 0 1 1 4 2 3 4 0 11
Dejan Kostur 21:00 6-9 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 5 0 2 0 12
Sherrod Baldwin 16:00 2-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 4 2 0 1 0 5
Brandon Glanz 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Nick Mason 3:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 200 28-60 7-24 11-17 9 22 31 22 30 7 20 0 74
  46.7% 29.2% 64.7% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 20

Oklahoma Sooners

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Romero Osby 31:00 5-9 1-1 6-7 6 4 10 4 3 1 2 2 17
Carl Blair Jr. 27:00 3-7 3-6 3-6 0 6 6 5 4 0 2 0 12
Sam Grooms 37:00 2-10 0-2 7-8 3 3 6 8 3 2 2 0 11
Cameron Clark 22:00 1-10 0-3 0-2 1 2 3 0 2 2 1 0 2
Andrew Fitzgerald 23:00 2-7 0-0 3-3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 7
Calvin Newell Jr. 28:00 6-14 4-11 3-5 1 1 2 0 3 1 3 0 19
Tyler Neal 15:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 4 3 7 1 1 1 2 0 4
Casey Arent 12:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 4
T.J. Franklin 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barry Honore 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
TOTAL 200 23-63 8-23 24-33 16 20 36 18 20 8 15 6 78
  36.5% 34.8% 72.7% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 15
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