When I say my prayers tonight I’m going to be especially thankful for Juan Pattillo. As good as Blake Griffin and Willie Warren have been it Pattillo’s play that has put this team over the top in my opinion and he was certainly
I said in the preview that OU would struggle against an Aggies squad that was desperately playing with nothing to lose. This is a trend that will continue throughout the season as the Sooners face bubble teams fighting for survival. Road trips to
To win those games as well as others on the schedule OU is going to have to quit letting their foot off the gas as they did against
Where The Game Could Have Been Lost
Missed Free Throws –
Poor Outside Shooting – I said that this game could have been decided by the guards and OU’s guards almost shot the Sooners out of the game.
Rebounds – OU got whipped on the glass! Texas A&M had a 43-30 rebounding advantage and it was actually much worse than that when you consider the second chance points where A&M had a 22-6 advantage.
Where The Game Was Won
Bench Points – OU’s bench produced 22 points giving the Sooners the extra boost that they needed to get the victory. The Sooner bench was led by Cade Davis who finally found his stroke again and scored 9 points on 3-5 shooting from three-point range.
Juan Pattillo – Pattillo drew A&M’s Chinemelu Elonu and had back-to-back blocks on a Josh Carter dunk and Donald Sloan layup late to give him his four blocks. His presence inside forced the Aggies to shoot from outside down the stretch resulting in the A&M scoring drought to close out the game.