The Oklahoma Sooners travelled to France on the last stop of their European tour. After three consecutive double digit victories in Belgium, Lon Kruger and his squad looked to keep their streak alive against La St. Charles.
After a few days rest, Oklahoma showcased an intense defensive product that caused trouble for their opponent. Scoring first, the Sooners would not relinquish the lead as they forced 23 turnovers to go along with 8 blocks. All in all, OU held La St. Charles to 35.5% shooting on the night.
On the offensive side of things, Jordan Woodard continues to impress with his ability to facilitate play. Time and time again, an open player was found moving toward the basket as the pass hit them in rhythm leading to an alley-oop jam often. Woodard finished the game with 8 assists.
However, the standout would once again be Cameron Clark finishing with 23 points. Being a senior, many expected his athleticism take over in previous years. It may finally be coming to the forefront as experience has helped him tremendously.
There was a lot of intensity. My teammates got me some open looks with their penetration, and on the inside I just tried to attack their big men and get to the line. - Cam Clark
Flipping from the positive to the negative, the Sooners had a poor showing from the charity stripe. We here at CCM have talked in length about how important hitting free throws is and continues to be in the Big 12. Unfortunately, Oklahoma hit a pedestrian 21-of-33 from the line for a 63.6% conversion rate. Things will need to improve if OU wants to remain competitive against what last year's squad was capable of.
Oklahoma plays their final game of the tour on Thursday against Evereaux.