Mount Vernon's Cousins, Oklahoma Fall In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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Mount Vernon High graduate Isaiah Cousins and his University of Oklahoma team fell in the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Thursday, March 20..
Mount Vernon High graduate Isaiah Cousins and his University of Oklahoma team fell in the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Thursday, March 20.. Photo Credit: U. of Oklahoma Athletics

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Mount Vernon High School graduate Isaiah Cousins and the No. 5 seed Oklahoma Sooners were upset in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Thursday in an 80-75 loss to No. 12 North Dakota State in Buffalo.

Cousins, a sophomore guard, scored 17 points and made two free throws to give the Sooners at 62-61 lead with 1:30 remaining in the game after they had trailed all of the second half.

The former Knights star made one of two free throws with 26 seconds remaining for a 66-63 Sooners lead but North Dakota recovered to tie the game at 70-70 to get to overtime.

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