Well in short, there was absolutely nothing pretty about this game. At times, it almost seemed as if Oklahoma was trying to find ways to lose the game. Ultimately they came out on top 64-55, but this will not be a game they can take a lot of positives away from. However, one such positive would be their fortitude to maintain their lead via stiff defense as they went without a field goal for one seven minute stretch in the second half.
Both teams had miserable shooting performances which, as we alluded to in the open, made for a brutal game to watch. The Sooners shot a meager 39% from the floor while going 1-10 from three point range, while the Red Raiders shot an even worse 32% from the field but stayed in the game mainly due to a 7-14 shooting performance from three point range. OU was the beneficiary of a whopping 20 Tech turnovers.
The Sooners were lead in scoring by Steven Pledger and his 17 points, but he was joined in double digits by three other teammates. Romero Osby finished with 15 points, many of which came from big free throws down the stretch. Andrew Fitzgerald put in 13 points and Cam Clark, coming off the bench for the second consecutive game, got 10 points.
It might have been ugly, but it was a needed and must win in the sense that this isn't a team OU should be losing to at home. So at the end of the day, the end result is the only thing that matters.
Oklahoma's next game will be this Saturday on the road against Texas A&M at 3pm (central) and will air on the Big 12 Network.