UC Travels To OKC To Face Sooners On Saturday

Dec. 18, 2010

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Saturday, Dec. 18 -- 9pm (EST) -- Oklahoma City Arena (17,304) -- Oklahoma City, OK

TV: ESPNU -- Radio: 700 WLW

SCOUTING OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma ranks fifth in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.469), fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (.374) and third in free throw percentage (.727). Last year, the Sooners shot .430 from the field and .350 from 3-point distance. ff The Sooners are 5-0 at home this year and 0-5 away from Norman. The only game this season in which Oklahoma has failed to shoot at least 44 percent from the field was against North Carolina Central on Nov. 15 (OU shot .328). Excluding that contest, OU owns a .489 field goal mark on the year. For perspective, the Sooners have shot better than .489 for a season just once in the last 21 years (.492 in 2008-09). ff Sophomore guard Steven Pledger is averaging a team-high 17.8 points in OU’s wins, but has been held to a 6.4 average in its losses. ff The Sooners own a 52-13 (.800) all-time record in the All-College Classic and have won 15 of their last 17 games in the event.

THE SERIES VS. OKLAHOMA: The match-up is the fifth time Cincinnati has played Oklahoma. The Bearcats have won the last two games. ff The first meeting between the two schools was in the All-College Classic in Oklahoma City on 12/27/1985 where the Sooners beat the Bearcats 78-65. ff During the 1998-99 season the third-ranked Bearcats posted a 72-59 win in Cincinnati and as the nation’s No. 4 team the following year, beat the No. 21 Sooners by a 72-57 score in Norman. OKLAHOMA

Total: UC leads 2-2

In Cincinnati: UC leads 1-0

In Norman: Series tied 1-1

Neutral: Oklahoma leads 1-0

Current Streak: UC — 2


3/18/1991.......A........L (OT)...........89-81

1/16/1999...... SC.......W.................72-59


FORMER OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOY: Senior forward Ibrahima Thomas played his first two seasons (‘07-08 & ‘08-09) at Oklahoma State University before transfering to the University of Cincinnati.