Four-star Douglass defensive end prospect Deondre Clark was in the Lloyd Noble Center stands Monday night for Bedlam, watching his older brother, OSU freshman guard Stevie Clark, play against the Sooners.
Oklahoma fans chanted, “Sit down,” as Stevie Clark left the floor after fouling out with about 12 minutes remaining in the game, and Deondre Clark wasn't pleased.
“That's some BULL..Is this what SoonerNation is All About??? Good Game Bro!!!!” Deondre Clark tweeted.
Deondre Clark is verbally committed to LSU, but is also considering Oklahoma. He took an official visit to Norman earlier this month.
Stevie Clark finished Monday's game with just two points and one rebound.
FORTE KEEPS COWBOYS IN GAME LATE
With Oklahoma leading by 14 points and threatening to run away with Bedlam, OSU sophomore guard Phil Forte stole the ball from Buddy Hield and connected on a 3-pointer with 11:15 remaining.
It was the first of Forte's three second-half 3-point makes that helped keep the Cowboys in the game.
All told, Forte scored 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including a perfect 6-for-6 from beyond the arc.
“I don't really care about how I played individually,” Forte said. “I would much rather go 1 for 50, or whatever I did against West Virginia and win.
“That's all I care about is winning. And I'll do whatever I can to help our team win.”
SOONERS GET LOTS MORE FREE-THROW OPPORTUNITIES
Oklahoma wasn't great from the free-throw line Monday night, but the Sooners still got nearly twice as many opportunities as Oklahoma State.
The Sooners shot just 71.4 percent from the foul line, a dip from their 79-percent season percentage entering Monday's game. Oklahoma's 42 free-throw attempts — 28 of which came after halftime — were its second-most of the season.
Oklahoma State got to the foul line just 22 times Monday night, connecting on 15 of those attempts.
CLARK, HIELD HELD IN CHECK
Oklahoma's two leading scorers — guards Cameron Clark and Buddy Hield — combined to score only 18 points in the Sooners' win.
Clark and Hield entered the game averaging 17 and 16.7 points, respectively.
Hield finished Monday's game with 11 points on 4 of 12 shooting, and Clark scored 7, connecting on three of his seven field-goal attempts.
Hield, however, recorded game-highs with four assists and three steals, and has scored in double figures in 20 of Oklahoma's 21 games this season.
Ford, on the difference in the rivalry from two years ago when both programs were struggling:
“You saw two good teams out there tonight. One played well and one didn't. We've got a lot of respect for this Oklahoma team. And their fans rallied around them tonight. It was a great atmosphere to play in. … Both teams have a chance to do something special and move on and to good things and this league, and hopefully beyond.”
Oklahoma (17-4 overall, 6-2 Big 12) returns to action Saturday afternoon at No. 16 Iowa State (15-3, 3-3 Big 12). The Sooners won the first meeting with the Cyclones 87-82 in Norman earlier this month.
The Cowboys (16-4, 4-3 Big 12) also play Saturday, when they meet Baylor (13-6, 1-5 Big 12) for the first time this season.