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Sooner Guards Call Off The Hogs


Crocker's aggressive play help spur the Sooner
guards on to their best performance of the season.

Last week Oklahoma's guards were absolutely horrendous against Stephen F. Austin. Saturday against Arkansas the guards redeemed themselves leading the Sooners to their best win of the season.

Austin Johnson led the way for the crew with 17 points while fellow guards Tony Crocker and Omar Leary chipped in 12 points each to lead OU to a 83-72 win over the Hogs.

There were several impressive aspects of Oklahoma's game against Arkansas - Longar's 17 points and 4 blocks, Blake Griffin's quiet 11 points, 80% free throw shooting as a team, Taylor Griffin's countless hustle plays and how easy it was to break Arkansas' press. However, the most impressive thing Saturday was the combined 51 points to 5 turnovers for Oklahoma's guards. This is the kind of performance that we'll need to see from the guards to overcome their next two opponents, Gonzaga and West Virginia.

Hopefully performances like what we saw last week against SFA are in the past because OU will need to pick up about 12 more wins like this to be dancing in March.