Tip Time: 7:05 CST
Location: Norman, Okla. | Gallagher-Iba Arena
TV: KOCB Channel 34/Cox 11 in Oklahoma City KJRH Channel 2/Cox 9 in Tulsa
Radio: KRXO FM-107.7 in Oklahoma City, KTBZ AM-1430 in Tulsa, Sirius 126
I disagree with some of the local radio guys who are saying that this is a must win for Oklahoma State but not Oklahoma. I think it is a must win for both schools which brings more tension and pressure to a series that is already full of both.
Oklahoma should still have an inside advantage with Taylor Griffin and Longar Longar but will no doubt miss Blake Griffin. Look for the Sooners to rely on a smaller lineup at times to give Longar and Taylor Griffin time to rest. For that to be successful jump shots are going to have to fall for Austin Johnson, David Godbold and Cade Davis and Tony Crocker will have to penetrate consistently.
If the guards fail tonight then the Sooners are in serious trouble. However, if they can get hot then OU will have a chance.