April 2, 2016

Villanova Routs Oklahoma in Final Four

Photo Credit: IAN MAULE/Tulsa World
Perhaps the toughest place to wander into is a losing team’s locker room at the Final Four.

Oklahoma’s shell-shocked players answered questions in church-like whispers while trying to explain what went wrong in Saturday’s 95-51 loss to Villanova in a national semifinal contest.

The Sooners’ championship dreams were extinguished by a Villanova team that allowed their opponent no mercy. The 44-point margin is the widest in Final Four history. At one point, the Wildcats scored 25 consecutive points in the second half, helping ensure a spot in Monday’s national championship game against North Carolina.

It was an ugly finish to OU’s memorable season.

Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said the Sooners’ seniors “will impact us in a really good way for a lot of years to come. But, still, we own this today and it’s not something that we feel good about.” (More at Tulsa World)

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