Even without Brady Manek or Jalen Hill at the Sooners’ disposal, this game just never felt like it would escape OU’s grasp after the opening minutes. Part of this can be attributed to yet another strong defensive effort from this experienced team, as the Sooners held TCU to 34.6 percent from the field and 4-19 from deep while turning the Frogs over 16 times. The fact that OU was able to capitalize on said turnovers with 25 points certainly didn’t hurt, either.
The Sooners were led by sophomore De’Vion Harmon, who paced the team with 19 points (3/6 from deep), six rebounds, four assists and zero turnovers. The former four-star recruit has really come into his own in his second season in Norman — something this team sorely needed in 2020-21.
While the performance didn’t quite match the his last two against the Horned Frogs (that bar is awfully high), Austin Reaves did put forth a solid effort, scoring 14 points on 5/10 shooting and dishing out six assists.
Up next, the Sooners face the Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3, 3-3) in Stillwater this Saturday. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. on ESPN2.