buddy 2014 NCAA Tournament | OU vs. North Dakota St. | Game Thread

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Lon Kruger has the Sooners in their second consecutive NCAA Tournament, but OU is still looking for their first postseason win under the veteran head coach.

If everything goes as planned, that will no longer be the case say around 8:30 p.m. (CT).

Hang out and follow along with us tonight as we cheer on our Sooners!


  • Jordan Esco

    BOOMER!

    • Sooner Ray

      SOONER!!

      • JJsooner1

        What Ray said:-)

      • JJ

        Back at ya

    • JJ

      Sooner

  • Will Narramore

    Anybody know where I can watch the game online? Don’t get TruTV on the TV

    • Jordan Esco

      You s/b able to stream it online thru CBS. Or there’s a March Madness app for your phone I was using earlier today at work.

      • JJ

        Work? What’s that

  • Jordan Esco

    Tip pushed back to 6:55 pm (CT)

    • Sooner Ray

      BOOOO!

  • Sooner Ray

    Hope all the upsets have played out for the day. Lon needs to get a tourney win for the Sooners.

    • JJ

      Agreed

      • Jordan Esco

        +1

        • JJ

          You heard from Heath lately?

          • Jordan Esco

            Yeah, earlier today.

          • JJ

            K… Maybe he’ll show up.

          • Jordan Esco

            hopefully

          • JJ

            Yeah. Texted him earlier

  • JJ

    This ain’t 635 tip… Whoops my bad didn’t know 655… Better watch the shiner

    • Sooner Ray

      Pushed back to 6:55

      • JJ

        Yeah. Can’t read the tiny print… Is it cause I am old? Or the cold beverage?

        • Sooner Ray

          It’s always drunk a$$ isn’t it?

          • JJ

            Well… Since you put it that way. …..

          • JJ

            Looks like we need more aiming juice

          • Sooner Ray

            Always works for me!

          • JJ

            Yeah me too…

  • Jordan Esco
    • JJ

      What?

    • Sooner Ray

      Are they at the right arena?

    • JJ

      it’s is what I was trying to explain when I pissed off me Idaho by saying Spokane sucks. It’s effing ridiculous to send teams way out.

      • Sooner Ray

        Everyone is probably just in the bathroom. :-)

        • JJ

          Or breaking their ankle going to the bathroom?

  • JJ

    65 year old drummer?

    • HeathC

      You book your derby flight yet

      • HeathC

        I need to know what time I am picking you up at the airport

        • JJ

          Lol. I am working on the fun hater…

          • HeathC

            My Computer is about to die. I will check in later…BOOMER

          • JJ

            Sooner

      • JJ

        Sighs…..
        Negative.

  • HeathC

    Sitting in the sports book at the Monte Carlo and wondering why the start time keeps getting pushed back. This sucks

    • JJ

      Dude…. It does suck

    • Jordan Esco

      Oh, the rough life I see

      • JJ

        Lol. I was gonna tell him to order another one

  • Jordan Esco

    Not like OU is unfamiliar w/ playing in front of an empty gym

    • Sooner Ray

      HA! It’s a secret weapon.

  • Jordan Esco

    Nice!

  • JJ

    So. Odd note. One of the guys who’s seats are behind mine for football went to NDSU.

  • JJ

    So glad they clarified OU is not in green. Gonna mute dougie

  • Sooner Ray

    Put back!

  • Jordan Esco

    There was that OU defense I was worried about.

    • Sooner Ray

      +1

  • Jordan Esco

    Of course these pricks would come out and hit 3’s

    • Jordan Esco

      And shoot 100%

      • JJ

        Game of their life no doubt

  • Sooner Ray

    Here we go!

  • JJ

    Heating up

  • Jordan Esco

    Gottlieb w/ the CHEEEEEEEEZY line

    • Sooner Ray

      I just threw up a little bit.

    • JJ

      Do you expect anything less

      • Jordan Esco

        Hell no

        • JJ

          Exactly

  • Leroy Jenkins
  • Jordan Esco

    Jeezus, nice D fellas

  • JJ

    Hooooly crap

    • Sooner Ray

      Exactly

  • JJ

    What a bs call

  • Sooner Ray

    Well. shooting the ball isn’t working.

    • JJ

      Not agreeing w/Doug but they gotta drive more

      • Sooner Ray

        +1

    • J.K. Abbott

      LMAO dude your killing me.

  • Jordan Esco

    If this is the kind of D we’re going to play, they might as well just go get on the bus.

    • Sooner Ray

      Not sure they could hit a bus right now

      • JJ

        Snorts…. True

      • Jordan Esco

        good point

  • Jordan Esco

    Have to quit settling for 3’s

  • Sooner Ray

    Found a sweet spot

  • JJ

    Go get em cousins

  • Jordan Esco

    Man, those 3’s can change things in a hurry

    • Sooner Ray

      Live or die

  • Jordan Esco

    stupid, stupid pass

  • JJ

    Shut up Doug. …. Hits mute

    • JJ

      Talking about ou circa 2000. He knows that was 3 coaches ago right?

  • Jordan Esco

    Clark has never met a contested jumper he didn’t like

  • Jordan Esco

    It’s like OU is allergic to shots inside the arc

  • Sooner Ray

    We’re taking half court shots now

  • Leroy Jenkins

    Shaky defense and a ton of 3’s…

    I’ve seen this before.

    • Sooner Ray

      Like an old movie!

  • Jordan Esco

    that was lucky

  • Jordan Esco

    Looked like Hield wanted to oop it, then couldn’t last minute

  • Leroy Jenkins

    Not much of a Gottlieb fan, but I just loved his “Buddy Luuuvvv” comment

  • Jordan Esco

    Unfortunate, but that was the right call on the push off

  • Jordan Esco

    If Hield is gonna miss that wide open it could be a looooong night

  • Sooner Ray

    Why can’t we do that???

    • Jordan Esco

      b/c it gets blocked every time

  • JJ

    Seriously?!?

  • Jordan Esco

    so many f’ing layups

  • Jordan Esco

    FINALLY!

    • JJ

      This

  • Sooner Ray

    I don’t know how we’re winning

  • Leroy Jenkins

    Glad to see Cousins playing well today

  • Jordan Esco

    turrible defense yet again

  • Super Keith

    If we can figure out how to keep them from getting the easy inside stuff, we’ll pull away. Hopefully Lon has a plan for that at halftime!

    • Jordan Esco

      Would have been nice to have a plan for it to start the game ;)

  • Leroy Jenkins

    Am I a terrible person for liking NDSU’s football team?….because I loved watching them beat K-State last year.

    • Sooner Ray

      I won’t judge you Leroy. :-)

  • JJ

    Waaaaaay too early in the shot clock

  • Jordan Esco

    I give up w/ this sh#$ on D

    • JJ

      It’s bad

    • Sooner Ray

      You really shouldn’t capitalize the d.

  • JJ

    Sure give the baseline to the most awkward white boy out there

  • Jordan Esco

    pathetic

  • Jordan Esco

    Disastrous close to this half

  • Sooner Ray

    We need both our fans to get in the game!

  • Super Keith

    Good grief, we went from getting better on defense to playing no defense.

  • Jordan Esco

    fitting end to that half

    • Super Keith

      The only way it would have been more fitting is if the rebound would have somehow gone in our own basket for an NDSU score.

  • JJsooner1

    I think we need to go to a 2-3 or 1-3-1 zone. Their guards are a lil too quick to this point and their ball movement is really good. We have GOT to find a way to go inside and draw some contact.

    • Sooner Ray

      We need Tonya Harding to club their legs!

      • JJsooner1

        Ray Ray Ray…….that’s just harsh! :-)

        • Sooner Ray

          I’m a harsh dude! :-)

      • J.K. Abbott

        Ha Ha Ha. LMAO

    • JJ

      Need some mid post/high post from Clark. It’s the only mismatch. Can’t go to low

  • J.K. Abbott
    • Sooner Ray

      Bet that kid could shoot the damn ball, actually makes eye contact with the target before attacking.

  • Jordan Esco

    I think we’re either going to right the ship or get boat housed. We’ll know early.

    • Sooner Ray

      You’re doing that Debbie Downer again!

  • JJ

    Time to do or die

  • Jordan Esco

    smh, Clark

    • JJ

      Spangler get hurt last month?

  • Sooner Ray

    If we could just get someone open on the outside!

    • JJ

      Bottoms up

  • Sooner Ray

    Well, if you can’t get Harding, just poke their eyes out!

    • J.K. Abbott

      BAwhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

  • JJ

    Wtf

  • Jordan Esco

    It’s like one step forward, two steps back

    • Sooner Ray

      It’s the Sooner waltz

      • JJ

        Oh my

  • JJ

    Jeeeeezus

  • Leroy Jenkins

    We need more of that from Spangler & everyone else

    • Sooner Ray

      YEP

  • Jordan Esco

    That wasn’t a shooting foul!

  • Jordan Esco

    Wow, talk about a late whistle

  • Leroy Jenkins

    FG Shooting %
    NDSU: 61%
    OU: 38%

    Can’t win that way.

    • Sooner Ray

      Can’t believe it’s still this close.

  • JJ

    No foul there tho

    • JJ

      Ok but of a flop

  • Jordan Esco

    Neal has been horrible tonight, on both ends.

    • JJ

      Yes

  • Jordan Esco

    needed that

    • Sooner Ray

      Finally!

  • Jordan Esco

    G.D. layup drill for NDSU

    • Sooner Ray

      Like they’re having a good time.

      • Jordan Esco

        How could they not be, it’s like a practice

        • Sooner Ray

          Pretty sure I seen one of them with an ice cream cone going into the paint.

  • JJ

    Oooooooo

  • Jordan Esco

    Neal just got hammered on the 3, no call

    • JJ

      That’s really the second time they haven’t called it

      • Sooner Ray

        Refs still celebrating St. Patty’s day, love the green!

        • JJ

          Just got a tweet… Sot if bourbon for every 3ptr attempted. #BoozeBracket

          • Sooner Ray

            KICK IT OUT… KICK IT OUT!!!!!

          • JJ

            I am in

  • Jordan Esco

    How did he not travel?

  • Sooner Ray

    GET A CALL!!!

  • Jordan Esco

    pretty sh#$ time for Hield to play his two worst games of the year

  • JJ

    Dude looks like the American pie guy

  • Jordan Esco

    just getting outworked at this point.

  • Sooner Ray

    They’re killin us with the rebound.

    • JJ

      Um yes

  • Jordan Esco
    • Sooner Ray

      Pretty much sums up the game.

  • JJsooner1

    Still in that damn man d. Coach, we can’t cover them in man!!

    • Sooner Ray

      Not sure we could cover them with a blanket.

      • JJ

        Choking on makers

      • JJsooner1

        They’re eating us up in the paint.

  • Sooner Ray

    Not a good time to miss a free throw.

  • JJ

    Um yes Doug. It’s a foul

    • Jordan Esco

      It was definitely a foul, but it was also a TURRIBLE shot from Clark.

  • Sooner Ray

    Someone please get HOT!

  • Jordan Esco

    my heart………………..

    • JJ

      I love it when you talk that way

    • Sooner Ray

      Take a shot!

  • Sooner Ray

    They’re stopping themselves because we damn sure aren’t stopping them.

    • JJ

      It’s my bourbon shots… Legendary good luck charm

      • JJ

        Factual story

      • Sooner Ray

        Stay off the damn stairs!!!

        • JJ

          No stairs… Plenty of makers

  • Jordan Esco

    ONIONS!!!!!

  • Leroy Jenkins

    These TV timeouts are killing me. Especially the TruTV commercials.

  • Jordan Esco

    that s/b our ball

    • JJ

      Don’t ask gottlieb

  • j l

    wish i had found the trutv thing earlier, rather than “watch” the whole damn thing on gamecast. Better late than never i guess.

    • Sooner Ray

      The last 2 mins are the best anyway.

      • j l

        took us that long to get back in the lead lol.

  • JJ

    Can they slooooow it down any more?

  • Jordan Esco

    Just need one

    • JJ

      Shut up

      • Jordan Esco

        don’t make me come over there

        • JJ

          Making me laugh

    • Sooner Ray

      Way to go Jordan!

      • JJ

        Read my mind

  • Jordan Esco

    just breathe

  • Jordan Esco

    damn it!

  • JJ

    Ffffffff me

  • Sooner Ray

    That second FT would sure look good right now!

    • JJ

      Both of them

  • JJ

    Shut up mr announcer dude

  • Sooner Ray

    Bull F’N sh&t!!!

    • JJ

      For the record. No shot on that one

      • Sooner Ray

        Pick it up!

        • JJ

          Lol. Ok. Since you are twisting my arm

  • JJ

    As if gottlieb needs to lecture about free throws

  • Jordan Esco

    FML

  • j l

    looked like a travel on that 3.

  • JJsooner1

    They gotta do it in reg.

    • JJ

      Yes

  • Sooner Ray

    If we had just made FT’s in pairs, thanks Jordan! :-)

  • JJ

    Wow many effffffing shots on that one series

  • j l

    jesus christ…

  • Jordan Esco

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    • Sooner Ray

      +1

    • JJsooner1

      +2

  • Sooner Ray

    Need one, kick it out for a three…..why not?

  • Sooner Ray

    Is it football season yet?

  • JJ

    This team has zero court awareness. Which I guess is why they can’t play defense. Just no spacing awareness. No fing clue

  • Sooner Ray

    Terrible shots.

  • Jordan Esco

    every f’ing prayer b.s. like that they’ve thrown up has gone in

    • Sooner Ray

      Can’t miss

  • Jordan Esco

    oh, f off w/ this review

    • Sooner Ray

      BULL

  • JJ

    Accidents happen. Get your ass up.

  • Jordan Esco

    Bailed out w/ the call, but that’s a horrible shot from Clark regardless.

    • JJ

      Atleast he’s trying the mid range… Only one..

  • Sooner Ray

    How many FT’s we need Esco?

  • Sooner Ray

    Refs may hose us

    • JJ

      Well they fouled out 2 of their guys… Just a bit late

  • Sooner Ray

    Throw it up and it will go….unbelievable.

  • Jordan Esco

    f me

  • Jordan Esco

    layup seals it for NDSU, pretty fitting actually.

  • Sooner Ray

    Is there a Kruger curse here?

    • JJ

      Thought it was the esco curse

      • Sooner Ray

        I stand corrected.

        • JJ

          It is REAL… We just need 1 FT

  • JJ

    Back to crappy court awareness…

  • Billy

    This game was whack. It was painful to watch.

  • Sooner Ray

    Ready for football, anyone with me?

    • JJ

      Um ME! ME!

      Guess I don’t have to worry about if there’s TVs at the silver dollar

      • Sooner Ray

        Only been in there couple times and I wasn’t looking for a t.v.

        • JJ

          Good Gawd I cannot believe how hard I am laughing.

          • Sooner Ray

            Forgot you knew me as a younger guy HAHA!

          • JJ

            That’s NOT why I was laughing… Ladies man…

          • JJ

            Remember you pick up chicks in boats… Lol… NOT at that local dive…

          • Sooner Ray

            I picked’em where ever I could find’em!

          • JJ

            Oooohhhh lawd

          • JJ

            Is that a past tense?

        • JJ

          I hope you were looking for what’s on tap

          • Sooner Ray

            Yup, what the hell did you think? LOL!

          • JJ

            See below, I am still laughng…

  • Jordan Esco

    If I’m honest, OU had no business winning this game w/ the way the sh#$ the bed defensively.

    • Sooner Ray

      I’m still trying to figure out how it stayed this close.

    • JJ

      Telling you ZERO court awareness.. Cannot space themselves. Cannot find people

  • JJ

    I’ll be the mature poster::: gooooo Arizona state!!

    • Sooner Ray

      All right, talked me into it.

      • JJ

        Sssooooo tough. F texass

        • Sooner Ray

          +1

  • Boomer4life

    Well….that sucked!!!!!

    • Sooner Ray

      Big time!

  • Jordan Esco

    Morning after…………………………………….sigh.

  • Sooner Ray

    Well, the wrestling team is hanging in there and the OU girls haven’t been beat out….yet. Go Tulsa?

  • Jordan Esco

    I can’t even begin to wrap my head around how this would be possible unless a team was playing against air.
    https://twitter.com/Jordan_Esco/status/447012613889597441

    • JJsooner1

      Yeah Jordan, that was my fear before the game. They had a good big and their guards were really quick. I was shocked that we came out in man. We never really tried a zone. The middle, in the paint was wide open. Their ball movement was outstanding. We played their game. End of story