Sixth seed Oklahoma went into its usual offensive shell and Saint Joseph's cut OU's 52-33 lead to 63-59. But the inside guys, Longar Longar and Blake Griffin accounted for six points and the Sooners withstood the Hawks 72-64 in a first-round East Region game in Birmingham, Ala.
OU will play the Louisville-Boise State winner at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday. Sooners fans would rather play Boise State ... or would they? Do they have a Statue of Liberty play in basketball? Is a Boise basketball player dating a cheerleader?
-- Vince Langford