NORMAN — Cameron Clark spent the offseason working on refining his mid-range to deep shots.
Saturday, the senior forward showed off his improvement with a big game in Oklahoma's 104-76 exhibition win over Washburn in front of 2,946 on Saturday afternoon at the Lloyd Noble Center.
Clark led the Sooners with 23 points, hitting 8 of 13 from the floor including 3 of 5 from behind the 3-point line.
“Cam's been doing that pretty much every day in practice,” Sooners coach Lon Kruger said. “He did it in Europe.
‘What he did today didn't surprise his teammates or us because we've been watching him do that pretty much every day in practice.”
Sophomore Buddy Hield added 21 points as the Sooners debuted their up-tempo offense.
“This is the pace we want to play at,” Hield said. “Coach has been emphasizing it from the summer that we needed to play fast and with the guys that we have, it's tailor-made for us to play fast. We're making progress as we go but we'll keep on playing fast.”
Kruger said he expected Hield and Clark to handle plenty of the scoring load but things would be more spread out after that.
“The other next two leading scorers might come from a group of six or seven guys,” Kruger said. “I think that's the real strength of this group — different guys on different nights can jump up and score 15.”
Freshman Jordan Woodard added 15, senior Tyler Neal 12 and sophomore Ryan Spangler had 10 as the Sooners shot 55 percent (37 of 67) from the floor.
The new rules designed to limit contact didn't hurt the Sooners much in terms of fouls as no player was called for more than three.
The teams combined to shoot 46 free throws.
Sophomore guard Isaiah Cousins went down with an ankle injury with about five minutes left in the first half.