It took longer than expected, but fans were finally able to get a glimpse of this Oklahoma Sooners hoops team. They were also treated to quite a show courtesy of Prairie Bird and his exceptional hair.
Brady Manek entered the evening as the No. 31 all-time scorer in program history, but his hot hand helped him climb even higher. After hitting a career-high eight of 11 three-point attempts and totaling 29 points, he’s climbed to 29th on that list. Additionally, his eight threes are the most for any major conference player thus far in this young season.
Aside from Manek, three other Sooners reached double figures on the night. Coming off the bench, sophomore De’Vion Harmon tallied 22 points on a 7/11 shooting night, while freshman reserve Trey Phipps added 12 points of his own on four three-point connections. Last but certainly not least, senior big man Kur Kuath added 10, including two on this posterization.
Austin Reaves chipped in eight points on only five field goal attempts (4-6 from the stripe), and UNT transfer Umoja Gibson added eight of his own on seven shots. The fact that OU was able to hit triple digits without its two high-volume shooters taking a ton of shots is a pretty good indication of how well the team as a whole clicked offensively.
Up next for the Sooners is its conference opener against the TCU Horned Frogs. Sunday’s matchup in Ft. Worth tips off at 3 p.m. and will air on ESPN2.