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Sooner notes: Physicality at the rim, Bill Walton praises Kruger and Young

LOS ANGELES — Going to the rim was not an easy chore for either team in Oklahoma’s 85-83 win over No. 25 USC Friday in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at Staples Center.

Oklahoma forwards Khadeem Lattin and Jamuni McNeace combined with USC forwards Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu, each at 6-foot-9 or taller, stood like towers blocking the rim.

Metu led