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Murphy on foul trouble, girls hoops reaction, Smart previews Zags.



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The new 538 is excellent and its statistical models are kind to us. The problem: Arizona. (538)

I like Andrew Sharp but I don’t think he has any idea who Markel Brown is. (Grantland)

Murphy: “As long as I stay out of foul trouble we should be fine.” (NewsOK)

This of Mizzou students freaking out about their NIT selection is hilarious. (Big Lead)

This on what the Tournament means and how great the drama is, is good. (NewsOK)

Here’s a guide to all the venues in case you’re headed out to San Diego. (Sports Illustrated)

Berry on whether or not Marcus’ suspensions affected what seed OSU got. I’m not totally sure it did. I think it if truly did OSU would have been an No. 8 seed or even a No. 7 seed. (NewsOK)

Here is Gerald Green saying there was no way he was ever going to college. (Sports on Earth)

Berry has OSU bowing out in the second round. (NewsOK)

Big 12 has had five teams in the Dance in seven straight seasons. (Big 12 Sports)

Helsley looks back at OSU’s five previous matchups with Gonzaga. It’s not pretty. (NewsOK)

The committee is a bunch of frauds. (Deadspin)

Seven teams that can win the title (and three that can’t). Good stuff here. (Yahoo)

Smart on the national conversation: “It’s none of our concern. We’re not really focused on that. We’re focused on what we have to do as individuals and as a team.” Jenni Carlson also says the “Fire Ford” faithful have quieted…. (NewsOK)

Travis Ford on the brand of basketball in the midwest. State of OK has three teams in. (Tulsa World)

Yeah, OSU is definitely the best No. 9 seed. (Sports Illustrated)

Mark Few on Marcus Smart: “If you keep score, he’s gonna try to win.” (NewsOK)

0.2 percent of users on CBS have OSU in the title game. I presume they’re all readers of Pistols Firing. (CBS Sports)

Kelly Hines went to a Jeff Newberry game yesterday. (Tulsa World)


Baylor will play Incarnate Word in football. I know we played Savannah State but… (Big Lead)

Jeremy Seaton on his favorite memory. (okstate)


Weeden, two years and $1.23 million. (ESPN)

Some good thoughts on Weeden and the Cowboys here. I’m so biased I’m basically blind but I’m really stoked about the signing. (ESPN)

Cool pics of the Cowwomen finding out about their No. 5 seed. (Flickr)

Johny Hendricks fought with a bum elbow on Saturday. (CRFF)

Great baseball roundup here by Aaron Schnautz. (PFB)

Cowwomen reaction to the No. 5 seed:

Smart on Gonzaga:

Last year’s One Shining Moment:

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