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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: OU rolls TCU, 83-63

The Sooners’ defense got TCU out of a rhythm early and coasted to a W to get above .500 in Big 12 play.

NCAA Basketball: Texas Christian at Oklahoma Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

The TCU program entered the day without a win against Oklahoma at the Lloyd Noble Center, and that didn’t change on Saturday The Oklahoma Sooners — and Brady Manek in particular — scorched the nets and made several winning plays against the TCU Horned Frogs. Oklahoma had some lucky bounces go their way, but they clearly out-executed TCU throughout the afternoon as the Frogs never found a rhythm en route to a 83-63 Sooner victory. The win puts the Sooners at 12-5 on the season and 3-2 in conference play.

Brady Manek had a career day for the Sooners while also crossing the threshold of 1,000 career points. Everything was dropping for Manek and all the bounces seemingly went his way. A deflected pass that somehow lands perfectly in his hands? *knocks down a three pointer* Less than a second on the shot clock and he has to throw up something near the rim? *knocks down a three pointer*

On the day, Brady Manek led the Sooners with 31 points on 10-15 shooting (7-9 from three), followed by Austin Reaves’ 14 points on 5-11 shooting, Kristian Doolittle’s 11 points on 5-9 shooting and De’Vion Harmon’s 11 points on 3-11 shooting. Kruger’s men moved the ball well, amounting to 20 assists that led easy buckets and a FG percentage of nearly 54 percent.

Defensively, the Sooners were superb, holding TCU to 37.7 percent from the field and 22.2 percent (8-36) from three.

Up next, Oklahoma travels to Waco, Texas for ESPN’s Big Monday, Jan. 20 to take on the Baylor Bears, who are 15-1 on the season and currently No. 2 in the nation. The game is scheduled to tip off at 8 p.m. CT.

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