A Closer Look: Cats over Pokes

A Closer Look: Cats over Pokes

CHICAGO – The Wildcats are off to the Elite Eight for the third time since 2000. They have won 30 games for the third time in school history and will meet Illinois for the second time since 2001.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Salim Stoudamire. The Senior guard scored 21 points, including the game winner. He also had seven assists and zero turnovers.

TURNING POINT
JamesOn Curry buried a three to put the Cowboys up by five. Salim Stoudamire came down the court and buried a three of his own to make it a one possession game.

PLAY OF THE GAME
Salim Stoudamire's game winner with less than three seconds left.

DOUBLE DOUBLE
Both Hassan Adams and Channing Frye had double-doubles. Frye had 15 and 10, while Adams had 19 and 10.

HOT SHOTS
The Cats shot 69.6% for the first half and 66% for the game. Both were season highs.

THE BIG 3-0
The Wildcats won their 30th game of the season. It is the third time in school history that the Cats have surpassed that mark.

AGAINST THE POKES
The Cats are now 3-0 all-time against Oklahoma State. All three meetings were on neutral floors.

ELITE EIGHT
The Wildcats are making their third appearance in the Elite Eight in the last five years. It is their second meeting with Illinois in the Regional Finals.

SENIORS
The game featured eight scholarship seniors and nine total. OSU had six seniors, the Cats have three.

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