Oklahoma started slow but finished very strong in Saturday's opening game of the All College Classic. It wasn't the strongest performance for Oklahoma's big men who have been instrumental in the Sooners' previous wins. However, was a fantastic performance by shooting guard Steven Pledger who scored 31 points on while shooting 77% from the floor including 4-5 from three-point range. He also grabbed 10 rebounds to complete a double-double.
Andrew Fitzgerald was the hero last Saturday against Arkansas and finished the Houston game with ten points but struggled from the floor with a 4-16 shooting performance. Romero Osby only managed 5 points on 2-11 shooting but also grabbed 10 boards. This game was about the guards and the pace.
Cameron Clark complimented Pledger's scoring with 14 points and Sam Grooms added 10 points while also dishing out 8 assists. The fact that the guards were able to take over and win this game on a night when the big men were struggling from floor shows how much this team has come full circle towards being complete.
Overcoming slow starts to both the game and the second half as well as deficits and momentum shifts in both the first and second half shows how much this team believes in itself and their capabilities. Each game provides more and more hope that we're witnessing a magical season.