NCAA Men’s Basketball
The talent drain from the Texas men’s basketball program continues. The Longhorns confirmed Tuesday that sophomore forward Ioannis Papapetrouhas signed with Greek professional club Olympiacos.
College basketball fans with fond memories of the wild 2011 NCAA tournament may have forgotten this fact: A mostly tranquil regular season led up to it, with the four top seeds combining for just 13 loses.
Cory Jefferson had his usual powerful dunks for Baylor. The big forward also showed his long-range touch.
Sam Grooms scored a career-high 23 points, Steven Pledger had 17 of his 19 points in the first half as Oklahoma built a big lead and the Sooners held off Baylor’s comeback attempt for a 90-76 victory on Saturday.
Pierre Jackson scored 18 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer that started Baylor’s game-deciding spurt, and the 13th-ranked Bears beat Oklahoma 70-60 on Saturday.