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Oklahoma Sooners MBB | Quick Opponent Preview: Northwestern St. Demons

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma Sooners return home after suffering their first loss of the season on the road. Looking to refocus, defense remains the key to the season. Through two games, Lon Kruger and his squad are holding opponents 35% shooting while giving up a mere 59 points per game. On Sunday afternoon, OU hopes to continue their progression as they host Northwestern State.

Three Quick Things To Know

  • Northwestern State possesses three players averaging double-digits in scoring. Leading the way, Zeek Woodley averages 19 points and shoots 56.4% from the field on a squad picked to finished second in the Southland Conference. Jalan West facilitates the Demons style of play behind a team leading 7.3 assists per game. However, defenders cannot sleep on a guard pouring in 16.7 points per game. Knowing how to draw contact and get to the free throw line consistently, West most certainly becomes a difficult match-up each time he steps onto the hardwood. Last but not least, Marvin Frazier provides the ability to stretch the floor. At 11.7 points per contest, Frazier has connected on 6 three points attempts to lead the team in the stat.
  • Oklahoma holds a 4-0 series lead over the Demons. The last time these two programs met, Romero Osby provided the leadership and stability the Sooners were looking for. In route to a 69-65 win, Lon Kruger eclipsed 500 wins as a coach.
  • Ryan Spangler may be a player to watch in this game. Improving upon his range, the forward hit three consecutive attempts from beyond the arc. As TaShawn Thomas draws attention down low, it allows Spangler to sneak out to the three point line.