In the first contest of their five-game homestand, the Oklahoma Sooners got back on the right track with an 85-54 win over the Florida A&M Rattlers. All five starters ended the game in double-figures, but OU was also able to unload the bench provide some valuable playing time for younger Sooners.
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Leading the way on the stat sheet was none other than Kur Kuath, who registered 14 points while connecting on 7/10 attempts from the field to go along with a team-high eight rebounds. Austin Reaves also had a solid showing, scoring 12 points on 4/6 shooting while dishing out eight assists. Brady Manek, Alandes Williams and De’Vion Harmon each added 10 points of their own on the night, while Umoja Gibson contributed nine off the bench with his three three-point makes. All scholarship players (other than Josh O’Garro, who is redshirting, and Elijah Harkless, who is still waiting on a waiver) played, as did walk-ons Read Streller, Blake Seacat and Keller Casey.
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Perhaps the most impressive stat of the night, however, was the team’s total of seven turnovers. Florida A&M had turned each of its previous three opponents (Oregon, Georgia and FGCU) at a clip of 18 per contest, so this speaks to Reaves’ ability to efficiently run a half-court offense.
OU will be back at home this coming Wednesday it hosts the ORU Golden Eagles. The game tips off at 7 p.m. and airs on FSOK+.