Here's a rundown of the game details for Oklahoma vs Rhode Island this morning.
Roughly 15 hours after Bobby Hurley was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, his younger brother, Dan, led No. 7 Rhode Island to the second round for the second straight year by claiming an 83-78 overtime win over No. 10 Oklahoma and Trae Young on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena.
The Rams and Sooners needed overtime.
Matthews hit a 3 in OT for a 74-72 lead with 1:54 left and one more with 28 seconds to go for a five-point lead.
Matthews responded with a three-point play, and Young tied the game from the line with 14.5 seconds remaining. Rhode Island had two chances to win in regulation, with senior guard Stanford Robinson's putback rolling off the rim at the buzzer.
Matthews and Russell helped turn the game for Rhode Island. But Young tried to play "hero ball" by taking back-to-back 35-footers midway through overtime.
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Yeah, he has off games but his assist came in to pick up the slack.
Russell averaged 6.8 points per game in his freshman year at Rhode Island. Hurley was issued a warning in the second half for straying too far outside the box.
Rhode Island advances to face the victor of Duke-Iona in the second round.
Even better is that they're giving everyone in Norman, OK heartburn, knowing that their team, which was, at one time, a favorite to get to the Elite 8, is on the verge of heading back home, doing Darwin's Sad Dance.
Jamuni McNeace: A big start enabled the Sooners center post a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Trae Young: It wasn't a vintage performance for the Sooners' top scorer who endured a stretch of 23 minutes without scoring.