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  1. Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel plans to meet with star forward Blake G...

    Mark Schlabach

    Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel knows his chances of keeping All-America forward Blake Griffin for another season are slim.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  2. NCAA tournament: Slow start for Oklahoma Sooners

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Not a good start for Oklahoma. The Sooners are behind 7-2 at the first media timeout, and guard Tony Crocker is already on the bench with two personal fouls. Crocker had a career-high 28 points in OU's victory over Syracuse in the...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  3. NCAA tournament: Halftime thoughts: Oklahoma Sooners need to make...

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- No. 1 seed North Carolina has a 32-23 lead over No. 2 seed Oklahoma at halftime of Sunday's South Regional final at FedExForum. Here's a few observations from the first 20 minutes: • Oklahoma's Blake Griffin is probably wi...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  4. NCAA tournament: North Carolina Tar Heels show why they'll win it...

    Mark Schlabach

    The ACC's all-time leading scorer, Tyler Hansbrough, didn't hit double figures versus Oklahoma on Sunday. That didn't even faze North Carolina, which is on its way to the Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  5. NCAA tournament: Tourney finds bright spot with Hansbrough-Griffi...

    Mark Schlabach

    Magic versus Bird in 1979? Not exactly. But Tyler Hansbrough and Blake Griffin facing off on the same court brightens up an NCAA tournament that has been lacking in shining moments.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  6. NCAA tournament: Oklahoma Sooners with answer to Syracuse's zone

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS -- Oklahoma found a one-two punch to answer Syracuse's 2-3 zone. Sooners All-American forward Blake Griffin scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and junior guard Tony Crocker rediscovered his shooting touch in the first half, as No....

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  7. Instant Analysis: Syracuse Orange-Oklahoma Sooners

    Mark Schlabach

    Here is Mark Schlabach's instant analysis of Syracuse-Oklahoma.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  8. NCAA tournament: Josh Heytvelt and Tyler Hansbrough meet again

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS -- When Gonzaga senior Josh Heytvelt played North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough the first time, it seemed that Heytvelt was the player on his way to earning multiple All-America honors. In the semifinals of the 2006 preseason NIT at Madison S...

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2009
  9. NCAA tournament: Ranking and predicting the Sweet 16

    Mark Schlabach

    Throw out the seedings. The 2009 NCAA tournament is down to 16 teams. And from where I stand, as many as eight schools have a legit shot at cutting down the nets in Detroit. Who's playing the best heading into the Sweet 16? Let's rank them 1 to 16...

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2009
  10. NCAA tournament: Blake Griffin could carry the Oklahoma Sooners t...

    Mark Schlabach

    A few observations from Saturday's late-afternoon games in the NCAA tournament: 1. If there is one player in the NCAA tournament capable of carrying his team to the Final Four in Detroit, it might be Oklahoma All-America forward Blake Griffin. Gr...

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2009
  11. For some programs, recent Final Four was the last shining moment

    Mark Schlabach

    The Final Four is the ultimate high for many teams. But some big-name programs have been disappointments since their One Shining Moment, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2008
  12. NCAA tournament: Jason Capel chooses blood over blue

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Seeing Jason Capel wearing a crimson Oklahoma shirt behind the Sooners' bench has to be a strange sight for North Carolina fans inside FedExForum. But that's where Capel, the former UNC starter, is sitting for today's South Region...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  13. NCAA tournament: Blake Griffin picks up the pace

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- After North Carolina threatened to blow Oklahoma off the floor with a 15-4 run to start the game, the Sooners are making a move to get back into it. All-America forward Blake Griffin is leading the way, grabbing seven of his team'...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  14. NCAA tournament: Oklahoma too strong for Cuse

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS -- ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach provides instant analysis from Oklahoma's 84-71 win over Syracuse in Friday's South Regional Sweet 16: GAME ANALYSIS: The Sooners were worried about cracking Syracuse's vaunted 2-3 zone. But the Orange couldn't ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  15. NCAA tournament: Sooners off to a fast start

    Mark Schlabach

    MEMPHIS -- Oklahoma couldn't have asked for a better start against No. 3 seed Syracuse. Junior guard Tony Crocker, who has been mired in a month-long shooting slump, knocked down a 3-pointer on the Sooners' first possession. Crocker had made only th...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009