The Oklahoma Sooners hosted their final home game on Thursday evening before heading out to Pearl Harbor. On the island of Oahu, OU squares off against Villanova while partaking in a four-day remembrance by FOX Sports of the events that catapulted the U.S. into WWII. Behind a couple of career performances, the Sooners eclipsed the 100-point mark en route to a 111-68 victory over the Central Arkansas Bears.
Jordan Woodard poured in 24 points matching a career high. In a bit of an unusual twist, the junior fired up numerous 3-point shots, a rarity for the point guard. Finding a bit of a hot streak, Woodard connected on 6-of-7 attempts from beyond the arc sparking a 59.1% outing from range as a team.
However, Woodard was not the only player putting up career type numbers. Senior, Isaiah Cousins joined in the effort recording 11 rebounds. The mark set the career high for the guard while also adding another 16 points on the scoreboard. Last but not least, Khadeem Lattin amassed 12 points breaking his personal best from a year ago.
As a team, Oklahoma shot 52.2% from the floor to help overcome a bit of a slow start. Moving the ball exceptionally well, OU reached 20 assists to keep the UCA players off balance. What made Ryan Spangler and the rest of the crew difficult to defeat last season was the ability to play defense and rebound the ball. On the other end of the floor, the Sooners held the Bears to 38.9% shooting on the night.
Leading the way, Jordan Howard scored a team high 16 points while Derreck Brooks added another 13 to the total. The Bears learned quickly why there's a top ten ranking attached to the Sooners name. Now, Oklahoma must prove they're Final Four worthy against another top ranked opponent in Villanova.