Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but an Oklahoma Sooners team rallied back from a shaky first half to win.
Okay, Monday night’s win didn’t have quite as much drama as Saturday night in Waco, but it was an impressive 75-70 win over William & Mary nonetheless.
Reigning Big 12 Player of the Week Kristian Doolittle led the way for the Sooners with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Austin Reaves continued his red hot start to the season with 18 points and 9 rebounds, including a clutch jumper in the final minute to put OU up by 4 and effectively ice the game.
The Sooners got off to an abysmal 4-15 start from the field and found themselves down 19-8 early. A couple quick buckets from Reaves cut the Tribe lead to 39-37 at the half.
Reaves ➡️ Doolittle ➡️ Slam. pic.twitter.com/N3hnNKSgX5— OUHoops (@ouhoops) November 19, 2019
OU took it’s first lead of the game after back-to-back threes from Reaves and Brady Manek sparked an 8-0 run. Manek struggled from the field all night shooting just 4-13 from the field, but he was able to come up with a few key buckets when his team needed him.
Manek with the and SLAM and we’re on !!— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) November 19, 2019
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The Sooners ended the game on a 10-2 run to improve to 4-0 on the year. It wasn’t pretty, but OU found a way to win against a respectable W&M squad.
Up next the Sooners host Maryland Eastern Shore Thursday night before headed to Kansas City for the Hall of Fame during Thanksgiving week. Thursday’s game tips off at 7 PM CT and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Oklahoma.