Cuse on the brink

March, 27, 2009
03/27/09
8:51
PM ET
MEMPHIS -- Is a Big East team finally going to lose in the Sweet 16?

Oklahoma opened the second half with a 9-0 run and is threatening to blow Syracuse off the floor with a 53-29 lead with less than 16 minutes to play at FedEx Forum. The Orange turned the ball over on their first three possessions of the half and didn't score until Jonny Flynn made a 3-pointer with 17:30 to play (Syracuse's first 3-pointer of the game).

But Oklahoma junior Tony Crocker answered with his fourth 3-pointer of the game, making it 53-29 with 16½ minutes to play. Crocker has scored 20 points, shooting 5-for-7 on 3-pointers. His recent shooting slump is over.

Blake Griffin is one rebound away from a double-double, scoring 18 points with nine boards with more than 15½ minutes to play.

Mark Schlabach | email

College Football and Basketball

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