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Oklahoma Sooners 96 - Incarnate Word 63 | Notes & Quotes

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"The guys have worked hard. They like moving the ball for each other and understand that our next opponent, Wisconsin, is very good defensively. We have to work harder on the details. Get each other open, set better screens and work harder away from the ball. All the little things to get easy shots are easier said than done against Wisconsin, but the guys understand that and they'll work hard the next few days." - Lon Kruger on the team's efficiency

"Just doing all the little things better. It's not so much about this game, but just each possession. We're focused on moving the ball but we turn the ball over a little too casually and we need to make better decisions with the ball at times. These guys understand it's a long process and we've got a ways to go and we'll keep working at it." - Lon Kruger on where there needs to be improvement

"With guys like Ryan and AK (Akolda Manyang) being a threat down low, it makes a difference for me and Isaiah or Jordan. It opens the perimeters out and we're able to shoot. I feel like it opens a lot for this offense. Every time we see different defensive schemes, Coach Kruger does a great job adjusting to it. The post guys are doing well. Once they keep scoring down low, it'll open it up for everybody." - Buddy Hield on the players in the post

"I've put in a lot of work. I'm getting open shots right now and I'm not going to take contested ones or any bad ones. I'm going to move the ball and if it comes back, I'll shoot it." - Ryan Spangler on his offensive confidence

Game Notes

• Oklahoma's win Tuesday night was their second of the season over the Southland Conference (McNeese State last Friday).

• The Sooners dominated the boards by out-rebounding UIW 51-23 clip.

• Oklahoma's 96 points marked the highest total for the Sooners this season (previous high was 85 vs. McNeese State).

• The Sooners shot 59.3 percent (35 of 59) from the floor and 37.5 percent (6 of 16) from three-point range.

• OU outscored Incarnate Word 53-28 in the paint.

• The Sooners posted a season-high 18 assists on the night, led by five from Buddy Hield.

• The Sooners blocked eight Cardinal shots, led by three blocks from Akolda Manyang and two from Spangler.

• For the third consecutive game, Buddy Hield led all scorers. Oklahoma's senior guard scored 22 points (7 of 12 FG, 2 of 4 3FG) and added six rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal in just 22 minutes.

• With two 3-pointers in the game, Hield now needs only two more to tie former Sooner Tim Heskett for fourth all-time in program history for 3-point FG makes.

• Ryan Spangler earned his 19th career double-double with 12 points (5 of 7 FG, 1 of 2 3FG) and 10 rebounds.

• Also scoring in double figures for OU was point guard Jordan Woodard with 10 points (4 of 8 FG). He added two assists and one steal.

• Akolda Manyang posted nine points (including a personal 7-0 run) and added two rebounds and three blocks in just his second game as a Sooner.