The Oklahoma State Cowboys kept the game close through the first half of play trailing the Oklahoma Sooners by a score of 27-24. However, Ryan Spangler and the rest of the crew exploded in the second half putting up 44 points. Unable to match the scoring output, the Cowboys suffered another loss. This time by a final of 71-49.
Creating turnovers, the Sooners were able to score 22 points along with sixteen in transition on Wednesday night during Bedlam 2.0. Yet, the biggest surprise may have been the number of points in the paint. Usually favoring the three point shot, Oklahoma found 32 points in the paint while connecting on 45.5% of their attempts from beyond the arc. When a team can score inside and out, they become a defensive nightmare for any opposing coach and/or player.
Spangler lead the way with a career high 26 points to go along with 14 rebound on the evening. The senior continues to add double-doubles to his resume and he'll be needed entering the post season. Buddy Hield collected 17 points of his own as the only two to record double digits.
On another note, things may be looking up. A major concern heading into tournament play has been the number of minutes the starters have played along with the lack of production off the bench. While the notion is long from being dispelled, the Sooners took a step in the right direction. Dante Buford continues to see extended minutes off the bench but it was Dinjiyl Walker carrying the load with eight points. In total, the bench produced 16 points in a blowout win.
The streak remains alive as OU downed one Orange Power. Now'll they focus on the next task...the Texas Longhorns.