J'Covan Brown #14 of the Texas Longhorns drives as Chris Babb #2 and Scott Christopherson #11 of the Iowa State Cyclones defend during the NCAA Big 12 basketball tournament quarterfinals on March 8, 2012. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty …
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Oklahoma: Amath M'Baye, 6-9 Jr. F; Romero Osby, 6-8 Sr. F; Sam Grooms, 6-1 G; Steven Pledger, 6-4 Sr. G; Je'Lon Hornbeak, 6-3 Fr. G. (Oklahoma game notes: http://bit.ly/WI669D )
Iowa State: Georges Niang, 6-7 Fr. F; Melvin Ejim, 6-6 Jr. F; Will Clyburn, 6-7 Sr. G; Chris Babb, 6-5 Sr. G; Korie Lucious, 5-11 Sr. G. (Iowa State game notes: http://bit.ly/Ya7j7Y )
Oklahoma has scored at least 83 points in five of its last six games (averaging 83.0 in the six).
In the Sooners' victory over Iowa State on March 2, Oklahoma tied an NCAA record by making all 34 of its free throws.
In his second season with Oklahoma, Lon Kruger is trying to become the first coach to lead five different schools to the NCAA Tournament.
Romero Osby has made 50 percent or more of his field goals in 19 of the last 23 games and he's averaging 24.5 points in his last four games.
In the four regular season meetings over the last two seasons, Iowa State has outscored Oklahoma 144-51 from 3-point range (the Cyclones won three of those games).
The Cyclones have not won a Big 12 Championship game since 2005, a 77-57 victory over Baylor.
Iowa State is the nation's leader in 3-pointers per game (10.0) and total 3-pointers made (309).
Junior Melvin Ejim, the inaugural Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Men's Basketball, leads the Big 12 in rebounding at 9.3 per game and in double-doubles with 13.
Georges Niang has made a 3-pointer in eight consecutive games and is 16-of-36 (44.4 percent) from behind the arc during that span.
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