2013 NCAA tournament, San Diego State vs. Oklahoma halftime score: Sooners lead Aztecs, 33-31

Rob Carr

Oklahoma leads San Diego State 33-31 at the half.

The San Diego St. Aztecs are in a battle against the Oklahoma Sooners in 20 minutes of play, and at the half the Sooners are leading the Aztecs 33-31.

The first eight minutes saw each team go back and forth as neither team could pull away, but then Oklahoma went on a 12-0 run to take a 24-13 lead. At that point it looked like San Diego State was going to be another higher seeded Mountain West team to fall. During that stretch the Aztecs turned the ball over four times, and only attempted two shots during that three-plus minute stretch.

San Diego State finally responded with their own run, and they went out on a 15-7 run and was able to make it a 30-29 game late in the second half on a James Rahon jumper. Oklahoma responded with an Isaiah Cousins three-point shot to go up by four, and Rahon ended the half to make it a two-point game at the break.

These teams have been evenly matched throughout and there have been seven lead changes in this game. Each team has been getting scoring from different players. San Diego State is getting a big game from the senior Rahon who came off the bench to score nine points on 4 of 4 shooting from the field plus a free throw. Jamaal Franklin is also having a big game for San Diego State and he leads all scorers with 10 points.

Oklahoma has been taking advantage of their second chance opportunities with eight to San Diego State's two points. The Sooners have also out rebounded the Aztecs by four, and that has also aided their lead. Romero Osby is Oklahoma's leading scorer with nine, and the rest of the scoring has been spread out.

San Diego State needs to be a bit more consistent on both sides of the balls if they want to win, and they can not afford to let Oklahoma go on another scoring run.

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