If there was anything that the Sooners needed to happen, it was having the trio of Romero Osby, Andrew Fitzgerald, and Steven Pledger to find their game early. Oklahoma has not played particularly well on the road and today was no different. The trio mentioned above went 6-25 on the afternoon. Not a particularly solid game for key players.
However, Oklahoma did find a few scoring options and not just from the remaining starters. Tyler Neal collected 10 points to go along the 12 added by Carl Blair. All season long this team has been looking for bench scoring and it finally comes when everyone else falls short.
The big player of the afternoon for the Sooners was Cameron Clark. This is a kid many were excited for after last season but never really lived up to the hype. Clark finished with a team high 16 points. Outside of Clark the only other starter to have a significant impact on this game was Sam Grooms. He would fall just short of his average ratio in assists to turnovers this game but had 12 points to boot.
This was a game in which the Iowa St. Cyclones only had to do what they had done before. Royce White was limited offensively but the Sooners never were able to close out on the perimeter. Scott Christopherson finished with a game high 25 points on 5 of 8 shooting from beyond the arc. If that wasn't enough, Chris Allen poured in another 16 points on 4 of 7 from range.
Everyone knew the Cyclones would shoot well from beyond they arc. This season they have tallied 27 three pointers against the Sooners alone. Some of the old problems are starting to rear their ugly head and the hopes of those final wins are dwindling. There is certainly work to do for this team.