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Sooners Win In A Rout/Set Up Top 25 Match-Up In Second Round Of NIT

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Dominance! Complete dominance. That is how I would describe Oklahoma’s game against Mississippi Valley State on Monday night. The Sooners forced 24 turnovers, had 18 steals, blocked 3 shots and out rebounded the Delta Devils 33-32. Oklahoma shot 52% from the floor and jumped out to a 17-2 lead without Blake Griffin even attempting a shot. After Mississippi Valley State scored the first basket of the second half Oklahoma scored 20 unanswered points and the rout was on with the Sooners up 55-21.

 

Despite a slow start Blake Griffin led the team in scoring with 20 points. He also had a team high 19 rebounds to record his second consecutive double-double and the 12th of his Sooner career. Other Sooners who scored in double figures were Willie Warren and Ray Willis who each scored 14 points.

 

Up next for Oklahoma are Stephen Curry and the Davidson Wildcats. Curry scored 33 points and dished out 9 assists to lead Davidson to a 99-64 win over James Madison in the night’s opening game. The Wildcats are currently ranked 21st in the AP poll and should give OU a tough challenge in just the Sooners’ third game of the season. Curry is an amazing athlete and a phenomenal basketball player but if Oklahoma has aspirations of winning the Big 12 they need to win this game.