The Oklahoma Sooners just suffered their worst home loss in two years. The Baylor Bears rolled into Norman and ran OU off the court. The Sooners seemed about as excited to play this game as most people get about going to the dentist. Monday night was the first time Lon Kruger’s team was held under 50 points since November 2012. Simply put, this game was no good at all.
OU got off to an abysmal start, scoring just 10 points in the first 11 minutes. Baylor jumped out to a double-digit lead before the Sooners even got their shoes on. The Bears’ 39-21 halftime lead seemed insurmountable, and in the end it was. The Sooners shot 15/55 from the field, which comes out to a staggering 27.3% shooting performance as a team.
There really weren’t any bright spots in this game. Kristian Doolittle finished with 12 points and six rebounds, Christian James added eight points and seven boards, and Matt Freeman accomplished a rare feat of his own by posting a 5 trillion tonight (5 minutes played, 0 stats recorded of any kind).
The loss drops OU to 3-5 in Big 12 play and 15-6 overall. The only positive takeaway is that since this game was on a Monday, the Sooners will have five days off before they take the court again. They’ll need that energy when they travel to Morgantown to take on West Virginia Saturday afternoon. The game tips off at 11 a.m. CT and will air on ESPN2.