The OU men's basketball team lacked something on the offensive end of the court last season. It was called scoring! The Sooners tied for 10th in the conference in scoring last season but after watching the first of two exhibition games this season I'll be shocked if Oklahoma's production was that low again.
Freshman Blake Griffin picked up where he left of when the Sooners toured Vancouver over Labor Day Weekend by leading the team in scoring and rebounding. In a performance that included six dunks Griffin scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in only 21 minutes of Oklahoma's 93-58 blowout win over Rockhurst.
Griffin wasn't the only newcomer with an impressive performance. Freshman Tony Neysmith scored 17 points and JUCO transfer Omar Leary contributed 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Yeah, yeah, yeah it was only an exhibition game and it was only against Rockhurst but this clearly looked like a different team that we saw last season. However, improvement will need to come as the season approaches and progresses. That's where last year's team failed to produce.
Oklahoma committed 11 turnovers and missed 5 free throws against Rockhurst. Honestly, that's all I can find to complain about but it'll be interesting to see what those stats look like Friday night.