Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Oklahoma, Ohio State going opposite ways
By ESPN.com staff ESPN.com
Oklahoma’s embarrassing loss Missouri walked all over Oklahoma in an 87-49 win. The 38-point margin of victory is the Tigers’ largest over Oklahoma since a 66-22 win back in 1922. It stands as Oklahoma’s worst Big 12 loss ever, and the Sooners largest margin of defeat since a 45-point loss to UCLA in January 1975.
Ohio State with another Big Ten blowout In their first meeting as conference foes, Ohio State dominated Nebraska, 71-40. Together with a 33-point win over Northwestern, both of Ohio State’s conference wins have been by 30 or more points. Those make up two of Ohio State’s four largest margins of victory in Big Ten games over the past 15 years. The last time the Buckeyes had 30-point Big Ten wins in the same season was 1960-61.
Armand on fire off the bench Iona’sSean Armand came off the bench to score 32 points on 10-19 shooting from three-point range. That set a school record for threes in a game, as well as a MAAC record for threes in a conference game. He’s the first player with double-digit threes off the bench against a D-I opponent since Portland’s Jared Stohl had 10 in December 2009. Armand’s 32 points are the third most off the bench this season. Coming off an eight-game road trip, the Gaels beat Siena, 95-59.
Oral Roberts can’t miss Oral Roberts shot 66.7 percent (including 68.8 percent from three-point range) in an 89-80 win over Oakland. In the second half, the Golden Eagles couldn’t miss, shooting 77.8 percent and hitting eight of nine three-pointers. Oakland’s loss snapped a 31-game conference home win streak.