Boxscore
Oklahoma 65, Texas A&M 62
Saturday, March 3, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Officials - Brent Meaux, Tom O'Neill, Greg Rennegarbe
Attendance - 9349

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Texas A&M 26 36 62
Oklahoma 33 32 65

Recap


Oklahoma 65, Texas A&M 62: Romero Osby scored a career-high 24 points - including a late insurance basket with 35 seconds left - as the host Sooners avenged an earlier heartbreaking loss to the Aggies.

Cameron Clark added nine points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma (15-15, 5-13 Big 12), which secured the No. 8 seed in next week’s Big 12 tournament and will meet No. 9 seed Texas A&M (13-17, 4-14) on Wednesday.

After Dash Harris drilled a 3-pointer to open the second half and move the Aggies to within four points, Osby answered with a jumper and scored six points during a 14-2 run that gave the Sooners a 45-31 advantage.

But like the first meeting Jan. 21 that Texas A&M won in overtime, the Aggies cut into a sizable Oklahoma second-half advantage but could not take the lead at any point.

Unlike the previous meeting, the Sooners didn’t allow Texas A&M the opportunity to send the game into overtime when replays showed that officials incorrectly called a jump ball when they could not see David Loubeau knock the ball out of bounds off Osby’s leg with less than 10 seconds remaining.

Oklahoma retained possession and following a foul, Sam Grooms hit two free throws to give the Sooners a three-point lead.

Elston Turner managed to get off a clean look from about 30 feet as time expired to send the game into an extra period, but his shot fell short.

Loubeau finished with a team-high 15 points for the Aggies, who finished 1-8 on the road in conference play.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Oklahoma, which is near the bottom of Division I in 3-point baskets and attempts, shot 2 of 6 from beyond the arc and improved to 2-2 when it hits two 3-pointers or less. … In a bit of irony, it was a 3-pointer from Turner in the Aggies’ earlier win over the Sooners at College Station that sent a 65-62 game into overtime.

Texas A&M Aggies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Keith Davis 14:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 0 3 0 0
Dash Harris 32:00 2-6 1-3 0-0 1 3 4 4 3 1 4 0 5
David Loubeau 28:00 7-12 0-0 1-1 2 2 4 1 3 0 1 0 15
Khris Middleton 36:00 6-16 0-3 2-2 2 5 7 3 3 0 2 1 14
Elston Turner 38:00 4-11 3-8 0-0 0 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 11
Jordan Green 3:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Naji Hibbert 21:00 1-2 1-1 1-2 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 4
Ray Turner 23:00 4-5 0-0 2-4 2 3 5 0 4 1 2 1 10
Daniel Alexander 5:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 200 25-56 6-16 6-9 9 19 28 12 16 5 13 2 62
  44.6% 37.5% 66.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13

Oklahoma Sooners

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Cameron Clark 34:00 3-8 0-0 3-3 1 8 9 1 1 2 1 2 9
Andrew Fitzgerald 32:00 4-10 0-0 2-2 1 6 7 0 1 1 1 0 10
Sam Grooms 33:00 1-4 0-1 5-6 0 2 2 7 3 1 2 0 7
Romero Osby 31:00 11-15 0-0 2-3 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 24
Steven Pledger 34:00 3-9 2-4 1-2 2 1 3 3 3 0 2 0 9
Carl Blair Jr. 12:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2
Barry Honore 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Neal 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0
C.J. Washington 16:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 3 0 1 0 4
T.J. Franklin 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-52 2-6 13-16 7 22 29 14 14 4 11 2 65
  48.1% 33.3% 81.2% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11
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