Oklahoma's defense was outstanding last night holding Liberty to just 48 points and just 30.2% shooting for the game. Oklahoma was exceptional on the boards as well out rebounding the Flames 48-29. The Sooners shot a mediocre 46.8% from the floor but the struggles came from beyond the arch.
Without Michael Neal, who sat out his second and final game of NCAA suspension, Oklahoma was only 3-16 in three point shooting. The good news is that Neal will be back in the starting lineup Monday when OU plays Memphis in the first game of the Maui Invitational. OU will need him to produce in order to have the opportunity to make a good showing in Hawaii.
Longar Longar had another solid night scoring 21 points on 9-11 shooting. He was also perfect (3-3) from the free throw line and he grabbed six rebounds. Also scoring in double figures were Tony Crocker (18) and Nate Carter (10). Leading the way on the glass was Taylor Griffin with 12 rebounds.
As I have stated several times already the level of competition will increase greatly on Monday but the Sooners have shown that they do have the ability to be competitive.