Scouting report: The Sooners enter the tournament with a two-game losing streak after a 24-point loss to Texas in the regular-season finale and an upset loss to Nebraska in the Big 12 quarterfinals. Before that, Oklahoma displayed a knack for close games, going 5-2 in one-point games and winning four in a span of 10 days. Potential key performer: Neal, who shot 49.5% from three-point range in Big 12 games and has had at least five in a game six times.
Little-known fact: Kevin Bookout, a senior forward who has played with a broken bone in his left wrist since late January, is a two-time All-American in the shot put.
No. 7 Georgetown
Location: Washington, D.C.
Conference: Big East.
Record Against tournament field: 4-7.
Away from home: 9-7.
In last 10 games: 5-5.
Impressive victories: Dec. 3, at Oregon, 71-57; Jan. 21, home vs. Duke, 87-84.
Disturbing losses: Nov. 26, home vs. Vanderbilt, 68-61.
Top players: So., Roy Hibbert, C, 11.2 ppg., 6.6 rpg.; So., Jeff Green, F, 11.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg.; Sr., Brandon Bowman, F, 11.5 ppg., 5.1 rpg.
Scouting report: Coach John Thompson III is quickly rebuilding the Hoyas into a defensively stifling and offensively aggressive national contender. Hibbert is 7 feet 2 and has blocked 40 shots, which makes him an intimidator on defense.
Little-known fact: Before upsetting then top-ranked Duke last January, Georgetown had lost 11 straight against No. 1-ranked teams since an upset of St. John's in 1985.
No. 8 Arizona