9:55 PM ET, March 19, 2009
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Griffin walks away from incident to power Oklahoma past Morgan St.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An inadvertent blow to the jaw last month left Blake Griffin with a concussion and sent Oklahoma stumbling into the NCAA tournament.In the first round of the South Regional, Griffin got flipped over the back of a Morgan State player and landed hard on the court in an ugly incident that earned the other guy an ejection.
• Oklahoma advances to the second round for the fifth time in its last six tournament appearances.
• Blake Griffin led the Sooners with 28 points and 13 rebounds, his 27th double-double of the season, one shy of Michael Beasley's Big 12 record.
• Morgan State got a team-high 14 points from Reggie Holmes, but he connected on just 5-of-22 shots from the field.
• The Golden Bears become the 24th straight team to fall in their NCAA tournament debut.
-- ESPN research
Moving Up The List
Blake Griffin's 457 rebounds this year are tied with four others for the third-most in a single season in 20 years.
|Popeye Jones, MURR||469||1990-91|
|John Bryant, SCU||467||2008-09|
|Blake Griffin, OKLA||457||2008-09|
|Kenneth Faried, MORE||457||2008-09|
|Tim Duncan, WAKE||457||1996-97|
|Larry Johnson, UNLV||457||1989-90|
|Anthony Bonner, SLU||456||1998-90|
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-77 (.286)||29-48 (.604)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-23 (.261)||4-12 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||4-8 (.500)||20-32 (.625)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||24 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|
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