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• Oklahoma moved on to the Elite Eight and denied Jim Boeheim win No. 800.
• Blake Griffin had 30 points and 14 rebounds, becoming the first player since Mike Maloy of Davidson in 1969 to record 25 points and 10 rebounds in his first three tournament games. Griffin was 12-for-15 from the field.
• Tony Crocker had 28 points for the Sooners after scoring eight in the first two rounds. The Sooners shot 54.2 percent from the field and had 11 steals.
• Syracuse missed its first 10 3-pointers and finished 7-for-24 from behind the arc. The Orange also had 18 turnovers.
-- ESPN research
Schlabach: Griffin shinesOklahoma coach Jeff Capel knew he'd get another All-America performance from Blake Griffin in the South Regional against No. 3 Syracuse. Blog
Insider Intel: UNC-OklahomaSunday's South final between North Carolina and Oklahoma should be an offensive showdown. Story
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-60 (.450)||32-59 (.542)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-24 (.292)||9-21 (.429)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-14 (.714)||11-18 (.611)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||10 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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