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SPORTS EXTRA / NCAA TOURNAMENT

First Look

USC (21-9) vs. Oklahoma St. (20-9)

March 12, 2001

USC AT A GLANCE

* Regional seeding: Sixth.

* Bid: At-large.

* Tournament record: 6-12.

* Last NCAA appearance: 1997 (lost in first round).

* Coach: Henry Bibby.

* Scoring leaders: Sam Clancy 17.2, Brian Scalabrine 15.3, David Bluthenthal 13.2, Brandon Granville 13.1.

* Rebound leaders: Clancy 7.1, Bluthenthal 6.9.

* Assist leader: Granville 6.0

* Three-point basket leaders: Granville 60, Bluthenthal 56.

* Last 10 games: 6-4.

OKLAHOMA ST. AT A GLANCE

* Nickname: Cowboys

* Regional seeding: 11th.

* Bid: At-large

* Tournament record: 30-16.

* Last NCAA appearance: 2000 (lost in East Regional final).

* Coach: Eddie Sutton.

* Scoring leaders: Maurice Baker 19.2, Fredrik Jonzen 15.2, Victor Williams 12.3.

* Rebound leaders: Andre Williams 7.7, Maurice Baker 6.6, Jonzen 6.5.

* Assist leader: Baker 4.4.

* Three-point basket leaders: Baker 55, Victor Williams 30.

* Last 10 games: 6-4.

POSITION BY POSITION

* FORWARD: Clancy (6-7, 240) and Bluthenthal (6-7, 220) have a slight size advantage over Sanders (6-5, 215) and Andre Williams (6-7, 210). Bluthenthal will probably draw Williams because of the latter's quickness and speed. If Clancy can get Sanders to play him without help from double teams, Clancy can have a big game even though Sanders is considered one of Oklahoma State's better defenders.

* CENTER: Scalabrine will have to be patient against Jonzen, who loves to run. If Scalabrine can take Jonzen inside consistently, he may have success. But he may also get tired of having to chase Jonzen if the game is played at a fast pace.

* GUARD: Granville, who has been guarding players five to six inches taller, should get someone his size in Victor Williams. Williams will shoot whether he's hot or cold. Baker is the Cowboys' best player, so Jeff Trepagnier, who will have a four-inch height advantage, will try to contain him. Trepagnier, who has struggled with his shooting, will have to make Oklahoma State respect his shot.

* COACHING: Sutton, in his 11th season at Oklahoma State, is one of two coaches to take four different teams to the NCAA tournament. Bibby, in his fifth year as coach, is taking USC to tournament for the second time.

* THE PICK: USC by three.

USC ROSTER

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No. Player Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. 1 Nate Hair G 6-3 200 So. 2 Jarvis Turner F 6-8 240 Sr. 4 Robert Hutchinson G 6-1 195 So. 5 Brandon Granville G 5-9 175 Jr. 11 Jamie Hooper G 6-1 170 Jr. 12 Jeff Trepagnier G 6-4 195 Sr. 14 Gennaro Busterna G 6-3 205 Jr. 15 Kostas Charissis C 6-11 250 So. 24 Brian Scalabrine F 6-9 250 Sr. 25 Tyler Murphy G 6-5 190 Sr. 30 Luke Minor C 7-3 320 Fr. 31 Eze Burts G 6-3 190 Fr. 33 Desmon Farmer G 6-4 225 Fr. 34 David Bluthenthal F 6-7 220 Jr. 44 Abdullah Elmagbari F 6-5 220 Sr. 50 Sam Clancy F 6-7 240 Jr. 52 Rob Eres F 6-7 210 Jr.

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OKLAHOMA ST. ROSTER

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No. Player Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. 1 Maurice Baker G 6-1 175 Jr. 5 Victor Williams G 5-10 170 So. 12 Fredrik Jonzen F 6-10 230 Jr. 14 Terrence Crawford F 6-6 220 Jr. 15 David Anderson F 6-8 200 Fr. 21 Antoine Broxsie F 6-10 240 Jr. 23 Ivan McFarlin F 6-8 210 Fr. 24 Ellis Kidd G 6-4 190 Fr. 34 Melvin Sanders G/F 6-5 215 So. 40 Andre Williams F 6-7 210 So. 42 Zac Cazzelle G/F 6-5 215 Sr. 43 Jason Keep C 6-10 290 Jr. 55 Jack Marlow C 6-11 285 Fr.

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LOGS

USC

Bradley W 107-92

San Diego W 78-67

Loyola Marymount W 91-68

Utah W 65-60

CS Northridge W 99-90

at Santa Barbara W 75-73

Pepperdine W 76-73

*at BYU Hawaii W 86-74

*Mississippi L 84-83 (OT)

*BYU W 70-67

at Northwestern L 63-61

Long Beach St W 95-73

Washington St W 82-59

Washington W 87-61

at UCLA L 80-75

at Arizona L 71-58

at Arizona St W 77-58

Oregon W 78-74

Oregon St W 73-47

at Stanford L 77-71

at California W 80-66

UCLA L 85-76

Arizona St W 80-68

Arizona L 105-61

at Oregon St L 67-52

at Oregon W 87-80 (OT)

Stanford L 70-68

California W 74-69

at Washington W 85-56

at Washington StW 78-63

* tournament

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OKLAHOMA STATE

UMKC W 69-46

at North Texas W 94-56

Nevada Las Vegas W 77-69

at Wichita St L 61-59

Arkansas W 74-73

Northwestern St W 73-59

Arkansas Lr W 70-60

Lamar W 86-45

at San Diego St L 87-66

Texas San Antonio W 88-63

at Texas L 78-71

Iowa St W 88-80

Texas Tech W 65-46

at Baylor W 76-65

St. Gregory's W 74-58

Texas A&M W 76-64

at Colorado L 81-71

Missouri W 69-66

at Nebraska L 78-75

at Kansas L 77-61

Oklahoma W 72-44

Texas L 80-69

at Texas A&M W 82-76

Kansas St W 52-47

at Texas Tech W 66-58

Baylor W 71-68

at Oklahoma L 68-56

* Texas Tech W 71-59

* Texas L 55-54

* tournament

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