The Oklahoma Sooners returned to form on Wednesday night in front of a home crowd. Dialing up the pressure, the defense allowed a mere 36 Texas Tech Red Raiders points throughout the duration of the game. Climbing back to .500 in conference play, OU blew by their opponent with an 81-36 final score.
Jordan Woodard Can Dunk!?!
It's no secret that older brother James has the ability to elevate and throw one down. However, Jordan proved capable as well on Wednesday night. With a steal springing Jordan on a fast break, the sophomore guard made the most of the opportunity. Listed at 6-0 with nothing to lose, Jordan jammed it home for a 76-29 lead.
Perimeter Defense Returns
After the Kansas Jayhawks lit up the three point line a week ago against the Sooners connecting on eight consecutive attempts, the perimeter defense slipped to #2 in conference. Looking to reclaim the top spot, the defensive intensity increased. Throughout the first half, the Red Raiders failed to hit a three point attempt. After 40 minutes of play, TTU had fired up 17 shots from beyond the arc while only three found the bottom of the net.
Khadeem Lattin Is A Future Rim Protector
Still adjusting to the level of play in the Big XII, Lattin has flashed potential through his length and athleticism. Just a freshman, the youngster racked up five blocks to only two fouls. That translates not only to reading shooters and rotating efficiently but also an elite level of body control. Avoiding the foul while still getting a hand on the ball can prove vital and Lattin seems to have the basic skills set to fill the role. If he adds a bit of strength and size, Oklahoma could potential funnel offenses to the middle of the lane and allow the freshman to clean up.